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MAY 20, 2013
The University of Oklahoma - Oklahoma Football

1975 National Champions

After sailing through its first eight games, Oklahoma suffered a surprising home loss to Kansas in week No. 9. With only two regular season games and a bowl trip left, any hopes for the top prize looked slim.

Then OU eked out a 28-27 thriller at Missouri before coming home to dispatch Nebraska, 35-10. With the Big Eight title in tow, the No. 3-rated Sooners, in their first bowl game under Barry Switzer, headed to the Orange Bowl to meet Michigan.

OU prevailed in that 14-6 slugfest and got an assist when both No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Texas A&M suffered defeats in their bowl games.

1975 Results (11-1 Overall, 6-1 Big 8)
09/13/75 - Oklahoma 62, Oregon 7
09/20/75 - Oklahoma 46, Pittsburgh 10
09/26/75 - Oklahoma 20, Miami 17
10/04/75 - Oklahoma 21, Colorado 20
10/11/75 - Oklahoma 24, Texas 17
10/18/75 - Oklahoma 25, Kansas State 3
10/25/75 - Oklahoma 39, Iowa State 7
11/01/75 - Oklahoma 27, Oklahoma State 7
11/08/75 - Kansas 23, Oklahoma 3
11/15/75 - Oklahoma 28, Missouri 27
11/22/75 - Oklahoma 35, Nebraska 10
01/01/76 - Oklahoma 14, Michigan 6 (Orange Bowl)

Head Coach:
Barry Switzer

All-Americans:
Lee Roy Selmon, Defensive Tackle - Euflas, Okla.
Dewey Selmon, Noseguard - Eufala, Okla.
Terry Webb, Guard - Muskogee, Okla.
Mike Vaughan, Tackle - Ada, Okla.
Billy Brooks, Split End - Austin, Texas
Jimbo Elrod, Defensive End - Tulsa, Okla.
Tinker Owens, Split End - Miami, Okla.
Joe Washington, Halfback - Port Arthur, Texas

Final 1975 AP Poll Record
1. Oklahoma 11-1-0
2. Arizona State 12-0-0
3. Alabama 11-1-0
4. Ohio State 11-1-0
5. UCLA 9-2-1
6. Texas 10-2-0
7. Arkansas 10-2-0
8. Michigan 8-2-2
9. Nebraska 10-2-0
10. Penn State 9-3-0
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