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

Quick Facts


OU Football History & Tradition
Updated January 15, 2017

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

Program History
 First Year of Football  1895 (2017 will be 123rd season)
 Total Number of Games  1,246
 All-Time Record  872-321-53 (.721) - No. 4 in Nation
 Wins in Modern Era (1946-)  628 - No. 1 in Nation
 All-Time Conference Record  484-151-22 (.753)
 All-Time Bowl Record  29-20-1 (.590)
 National Championships (AP)  7 (Last in 2000)
 National Championships
 (NCAA-Recognized)
 16 (Last in 2000)
 Conference Titles  46 (Last in 2016) - T-No. 1 in Nation
 Big 12 Conference Titles  10 (Last in 2016)
 Most Consecutive Wins  47-Straight, 1953-57 (NCAA Record)
 Most Consecutive Home Wins  39-Straight, 2005-2011
 All-Time Points Scored  34,484 - No. 1 in Nation
 Longest Scoring Streak  252 Games (1998-current), Record: 199-53 (.790)
 10+ Win Seasons  37 (Last in 2016) - No. 1 in Nation
 11+ Win Seasons  22 (Last in 2016) - No. 1 in Nation
 Undefeated Seasons  14 (Last in 2000)
 Losing Seasons  12 - Fewest in college football history
 All-Americans  158 | 77 Consensus | 32 Unanimous
 Sooners on TV  382 Games | Overall Record: 265-112-5 (.700)
 Consecutive TV Games  202 (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  657
 All-Time in Conference  484-151-22 (.753)
 Total Conference Titles  46 (Last in 2016)
 All-Time in Big 12 (1996-)  129-45 (.741)
 Big 12 Conference Titles  10 (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  7-1 (.875)
 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  50
 All-Time Bowl Record  29-20-1 (.590)
 Consecutive Bowl Appearances  18 (1999-current)
 Weeks at No. 1 in AP Poll  101 (No. 1 in Nation)
 Weeks in Top 5  395 (No. 1 in Nation)
 Weeks in Top 10  557 (No. 2 in Nation)
 Weeks in Top 25  798 of 1,119 Polls (AP Poll began in 1936)
 Seasons Ranked  69 of 81 seasons
 Years in Preseason AP Poll  58 of 67 polls (Preseason poll began in 1950)
 Years in Final AP Poll  56 of 81 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  158 | 77 Consensus | 32 Unanimous
 First Team All-Conference  484 (at least one player every season since 1926)
 National Award Winners  74 National Award Winners
 Heisman Trophy Winners  5 (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  26 Seasons
 Outland Trophy Winners  5 (Last: Jammal Brown in 2004)
 Butkus Award Winners  4 (Last: Teddy Lehman in 2003)
 O'Brien Award Winners  4 (Last: Sam Bradford in 2008)
 Lombardi Award Winners  3 (Last: Tommie Harris in 2003)
 Thorpe Award Winners  3 (Last: Derrick Strait in 2003)
 NFL Draft Picks  377 (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  59 (Last: Nelson, Williams in Super Bowl 50, 2016)
 Sooners in Pro Bowl  81 (Last: McCoy, Murray, Williams in 2017)
 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  21
 100+ Win Coaches  4 (Only program in nation with four 100-win coaches)
 Most Victories  190 - Bob Stoops (1999-present)
 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)

Coach Stoops
 Seasons  1999-Present (2017 will be 19th season at OU)
 Overall Record  190-48 (.798) - 238 Games
 Conference Record  121-29 (.807) - 150 Games
 National Championships  1 (2000)
 Big 12 Conference Titles  10 (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  7-1 (.875)
 vs. Non-Conference Opponents  62-18 (.775) - 80 Games
 vs. Ranked Opponents  60-30 (.667) - 90 Games
 Record at Home  101-9 (.918) - 110 Games
 Record on the Road  49-21 (.700) - 70 Games
 Record at Neutral Fields  30-18 (.625) - 48 Games
 Record in Bowl Games  9-9 (.500) - 18 Games
 NFL Draft Picks Under Stoops  79

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  484
 All-Time Stadium Record  384-85-15 (.809)
 Most Consecutive Home Wins  39 (2005-2011)
 Most Consecutive Sellouts  110 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. 118,197 (2013)
 Enrollment  31,250 (2016)
 Official Colors  Crimson & Cream
 Team Nickname  Sooners
 Mascot  Sooner Schooner
 Fight Song  Boomer Sooner

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