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1986 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big 8 Champions
Orange Bowl, W 42-8 vs. Arkansas
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1986 record11–1 (7–0 Big 8)
Head coachBarry Switzer (14th season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Donnan (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorGary Gibbs (6th season)
CaptainBrian Bosworth
CaptainSonny Brown
CaptainSpencer Tillman
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 75,004)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma 7 0 0     11 1 0
Colorado 6 1 0     6 6 0
#5 Nebraska 5 2 0     10 2 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Missouri 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     2 9 0
Kansas 0 7 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Eight Conference. The team recorded 5 shutouts and led the nation in all four major defensive categories (total, rushing, passing, and scoring).[1]

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6* 2:30 PM #4 UCLA #1 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC W 38–3   75,684[2]
September 20* 1:30 PM Minnesota #1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 63–0   75,463[2]
September 27* 2:30 PM at #2 Miami (FL) #1 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL CBS L 16–28   71,451[2]
October 4 1:30 PM Kansas State #6 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 56–10   74,284[2]
October 11* 2:30 PM vs. Texas #6 Cotton BowlDallas, TX ABC W 47–12   75,587[2]
October 18 1:30 PM Oklahoma State #5 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series) W 19–0   76,022[2]
October 25 1:00 PM at Iowa State #5 Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA W 38–0   43,190[2]
November 1 2:30 PM at Kansas #4 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS ABC W 64–3   38,500[2]
November 8 1:00 PM Missouri #4 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe) W 77–0   75,480[2]
November 15 2:30 PM Colorado #4 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO ABC W 28–0   52,702[2]
November 22 2:30 PM at #5 Nebraska #3 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC W 20–17   76,198[2]
January 1 7:30 PM vs. #9 Arkansas #3 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC W 42–8   52,717[2]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
[3]

Game notesEdit

TexasEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Texas 0 0 6 6 12
Oklahoma 17 14 7 9 47
[4]



ColoradoEdit

#4 Oklahoma at Colorado
by Quarter1234 Total
Oklahoma 7 7 0 14 28
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0
[5]


Orange BowlEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Arkansas 0 0 0 8 8
Oklahoma 0 14 14 14 42
[6]


Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Steve BryanDefensive End5 120 Chicago Bears
Spencer TillmanRunning Back5 133 Houston Oilers
Paul MigliazzoDefensive End8 221 Chicago Bears

[7]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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