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1969 Oklahoma Sooners football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1969 record6–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachChuck Fairbanks (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorBarry Switzer (4th season)
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 61,836)
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Missouri 6 1 0     9 2 0
#11 Nebraska 6 1 0     9 2 0
#16 Colorado 5 2 0     8 3 0
Oklahoma 4 3 0     6 4 0
Kansas State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     3 7 0
Kansas 0 7 0     1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1969 college football season. It was the 75th season for the Sooners.

SeasonEdit

Steve Owens was the 1969 Heisman Trophy winner. Owens was the second Oklahoma Sooners player to win the Heisman Trophy,[1] after Billy Vessels, and preceding Sam Bradford, Jason White, Billy Sims, and Sam Bradford. He is the school's all time scorer with fifty-five touchdowns, and is third most on its career rushing chart with 4,041 yards.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 20* at Wisconsin #6 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 48–21   46,130[2]
September 27* Pittsburgh #6 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 37–8   54,576[2]
October 11* vs. #2 Texas #8 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC L 17–27   72,032[2]
October 18 Colorado #12 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 42–30   60,524[2]
October 25 at #18 Kansas State #11 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS L 21–59   35,615[2]
November 1 Iowa State Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 37–14   53,811[2]
November 8 at #9 Missouri #20 Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO ABC L 10–44   60,378[2]
November 15 Kansas Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 31–15   56,462[2]
November 22 #16 Nebraska Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Rivalry) L 14–44   52,367[2]
November 29 at Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, OK (Bedlam Series) W 28–27   41,315[2]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notesEdit

Oklahoma StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Oklahoma 14 0 7 7 28
Oklahoma St 7 14 0 6 27

Steve Owens rushed for a career-high 261 yards and broke the single season Big Eight touchdown record set by Nebraska's Bobby Reynolds in 1950.

[3]


Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Steve ZabelLinebacker1 6 Philadelphia Eagles
Jim FilesLinebacker1 13 New York Giants
Steve OwensRunning Back1 19 Detroit Lions
Ken MendenhallCenter5116 Atlanta Falcons
Jack PorterCenter8187 New York Jets
Joe KillingsworthWide Receiver17 420 Boston Patriots
[4]

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