Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013

Quick Facts


OU Football History & Tradition
Updated February 6, 2017

Program | Conference | Team Honors | Player Honors | Head Coaches | Stoops | Stadium | University

Program History
 First Year of Football  1895 (2018 will be 124th season)
 Total Number of Games  1,260
 All-Time Record  884-323-53 (.723) - No. 4 in Nation
 Wins in Modern Era (1946-)  640 - No. 1 in Nation
 All-Time Conference Record  492-152-22 (.755)
 All-Time Bowl Record  29-21-1 (.578)
 National Championships (AP)  7 (Last in 2000)
 National Championships
 (NCAA-Recognized)
 16 (Last in 2000)
 Conference Titles  47 (Last in 2017) - T-No. 1 in Nation
 Big 12 Conference Titles  11 (Last in 2017)
 Most Consecutive Wins  47-Straight, 1953-57 (NCAA Record)
 Most Consecutive Home Wins  39-Straight, 2005-2011
 All-Time Points Scored  35,116 - No. 1 in Nation
 Longest Scoring Streak  266 Games (1998-current), Record: 211-55 (.793)
 10+ Win Seasons  38 (Last in 2017) - No. 1 in Nation
 11+ Win Seasons  23 (Last in 2017) - No. 1 in Nation
 Undefeated Seasons  14 (Last in 2000)
 Losing Seasons  12 - Fewest in college football history
 All-Americans  162 | 80 Consensus | 35 Unanimous
 Sooners on TV  396 Games | Overall Record: 277-114-5 (.706)
 Consecutive TV Games  216 (2002-current)
 First TV Game  October 9, 1948 vs. Texas (WBAP-TV to Fort Worth, Dallas)
 First National TV Game  November 8, 1952 vs. Notre Dame (NBC)
 First Air Travel to Game  September 27, 1946 (for game at Yankee Stadium vs. Army)

 Conference History
 Total Number of Conference Games  666
 All-Time in Conference  492-152-22 (.755)
 Total Conference Titles  47 (Last in 2017)
 All-Time in Big 12 (1996-)  137-46 (.749)
 Big 12 Conference Titles  11 (2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000)
 Big 12 South Division Titles  8 (2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000)
 Record in Big 12 Title Game  8-1 (.889)
 Big 8 (1960-1995)  193-54-5 (.776) in 252 games | 16 Titles
 Big 7 (1948-1959)  70-1-1 (.979) in 72 games | 11 Titles
 Big 6 (1928-1947)  63-28-9 (.682) in 99 games | 6 Titles
 Missouri Valley (1920-1927)  19-20-6 (.489) in 45 games | 1 Title
 Southwest Conference (1915-1919)  10-3-1 (.750) in 14 games | 2 Titles

Team Honors
 National Championships  7 (2000, 1985, 1975, 1974, 1956, 1955, 1950)
 Title Years by Polling Organizations  16 (NCAA-Recognized Titles)
 Bowl Appearances  51
 All-Time Bowl Record  29-21-1 (.578)
 Consecutive Bowl Appearances  19 (1999-current)
 Weeks at No. 1 in AP Poll  101 (No. 1 in Nation)
 Weeks in Top 5  406 (No. 1 in Nation)
 Weeks in Top 10  572 (No. 2 in Nation)
 Weeks in Top 25  814 of 1,135 Polls (AP Poll began in 1936)
 Seasons Ranked  70 of 82 seasons
 Years in Preseason AP Poll  59 of 68 polls (Preseason poll began in 1950)
 Years in Final AP Poll  57 of 82 polls (T-No. 2 in Nation)
 Longest Streak Ranked in AP  158 Weeks (12th week of 1970 - 5th week of 1981)
 OU's Record as AP No. 1  74-8-0 (.901) - 82 Games
 OU's Record vs. AP No. 1  7-14-2 (.348) - 232 Games
 Weeks Ranked No. 1 in BCS  20 Weeks (No. 1 in Nation)
 Weeks Ranked Top 5 in BCS  48 Weeks (No. 1 in Nation)
 Weeks Ranked Top 10 in BCS  70 Weeks (No. 1 in Nation)
 Weeks Ranked in BCS  100 of 125 Weeks (BCS Era was 1998-2013)
 
Player Honors
 First Team All-Americans  162 | 80 Consensus | 35 Unanimous
 First Team All-Conference  490 (at least one player every season since 1926)
 National Award Winners  79 National Award Winners
 Heisman Trophy Winners  6 (Mayfield '17, Bradford '08, White '03, Sims '78, Owens '69, Vessels '52)
 Heisman Runners-Up  5 (Peterson '04, Heupel '00, Sims '79, Pruitt '72, Burris '54)
 Sooner in Heisman Voting Top 10  27 Seasons
 NFL Draft Picks  381 (No. 1 in Big 12, No. 4 in Nation)
 No. 1 Overall Draft Picks  3 (Sam Bradford, Billy Sims, Lee Roy Selmon)*
 First-Round Draft Picks  44 (Last: Lane Johnson in 2013)
 Sooners in Super Bowl  63 (Last: Grissom, Johnson in Super Bowl LII, 2018)
 Sooners in Pro Bowl  84 (Last: Johnson, McCoy, Williams in 2018)
 Sooners in Senior Bowl  111 Since Game Started in 1950
 Sooners in Shrine Game  51 (Last: Shead, Bell and Ripkowski in 2014)
 College Football Hall of Fame  21 (Most recent: Brian Bosworth in 2015)
 Pro Football Hall of Fame  2 (Tommy McDonald & Lee Roy Selmon)
 Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame  23 (Last: J.C. Watts in 2014)
* Brian Bosworth was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1987 supplemental draft.

Head Coaches
 Number of Coaches  22
 100+ Win Coaches  4 (Only program in nation with four 100-win coaches)
 Most Victories  190 - Bob Stoops (1999-2016)
 Best Winning Percentage  .837 - Barry Switzer
 Most Conference Wins  126 - Bob Stoops
 Best Conference Winning Pct.  .900 - Bud Wilkinson (1947-1963)
 Longest Tenure  22 Seasons - Bennie Owen (1905-1926)
 Most Conference Titles  14 - Bud Wilkinson
 Most Bowl Wins  9 - Bob Stoops (9-9 overall)
 Most Bowl Games  18 - Bob Stoops
 College Football Hall of Fame  3 (Last in 2001)
 Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame  3 (Last in 2001)

Stadium
 Official Name  Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
 Field Name / Type  Owen Field (Honoring Coach Bennie Owen) / Grass
 Official Capacity  83,489
 Largest Crowd  87,979 - Sept. 17, 2016 (Ohio State 45, OU 24)
 Total Games Played at Site  490
 All-Time Stadium Record  389-86-15 (.809)
 Most Consecutive Home Wins  39 (2005-2011)
 Most Consecutive Sellouts  116 Games (1999-Present)
 First Game at Site  Oct. 20, 1923 (Oklahoma 62, Washington-Mo. 7)

University
 School Official Name  The University of Oklahoma
 School Location  Norman, Okla. - Pop. 122,180 (2016)
 Enrollment  31,678 (2017)
 Official Colors  Crimson & Cream
 Team Nickname  Sooners
 Mascot  Sooner Schooner
 Fight Song  Boomer Sooner

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