The University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma Football

1974 National Champions

This Oklahoma team, the first of three national championship squads for Barry Switzer, controlled the college football world like few others.

Only one opponent played the Sooners within 14 points and four failed to score a touchdown. At the same time, OU was averaging a robust 43 points per game.

No fewer than seven All-Americans patrolled the field for Oklahoma, including Joe Washington, the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting. The only undefeated team in the country that season, OU finished 11-0.

1974 Results (11-0 Overall, 7-0 Big 8)
09/14/74 - Oklahoma 28, Baylor 11
09/28/74 - Oklahoma 72, Utah State 3
10/05/74 - Oklahoma 63, Wake Forest 0
10/12/74 - Oklahoma 16, Texas 13
10/19/74 - Oklahoma 49, Colorado 14
10/26/74 - Oklahoma 63, Kansas State 0
11/02/74 - Oklahoma 28, Iowa State 10
11/09/74 - Oklahoma 37, Missouri 0
11/16/74 - Oklahoma 45, Kansas 14
11/23/74 - Oklahoma 28, Nebraska 14
11/30/74 - Oklahoma 44, Oklahoma State 13

Head Coach: Barry Switzer

All-Americans:
Joe Washington, Halfback - Port Arthur, Texas
Rod Shoate, Linebacker - Spiro, Okla.
Lee Roy Selmon, Defensive Tackle - Eufala, Okla.
Dewey Selmon, Noseguard - Eufala, Okla.
Tinker Owens, Split End - Miami, Okla.
John Roush, Guard - Arvada, Colo.
Randy Hughes, Defensive Back - Tulsa, Okla.
Kyle Davis, Center - Altus, Okla.

Final 1974 AP Poll >Record
1. Oklahoma 11-0-0
2. Southern Cal 10-1-0
3. Michigan 10-1-0
4. Ohio State 10-2-0
5. Alabama 11-1-0
6. Notre Dame 10-2-0
7. Penn State 10-2-0
8. Auburn 10-2-0
9. Nebraska 9-3-0
10. Miami (Ohio) 10-0-1
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