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1997 Oklahoma Sooners football
Conference Big 12 South
1997 record 4–8 (2–6 Big 12)
Head coach John Blake (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Dick Winder (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Bill Young (2nd year)
Captain Game captains
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 74,897)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
1997 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#2 Nebraska x   8 0         13 0  
#8 Kansas State   7 1         11 1  
#23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         6 5  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
South
#20 Texas A&M x   6 2         9 4  
#24 Oklahoma State   5 3         8 4  
Texas Tech*   5 3         6 5  
Texas   2 6         4 7  
Oklahoma   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Nebraska 54, Texas A&M 15
*Ineligible for conference championship game and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and participated as members of the Big 12 Conference in the South Division. They were coached by John Blake.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 23* 11:00 AM at Northwestern Soldier FieldChicago, IL (Pigskin Classic) ABC L 0–24   36,804
September 6* 2:30 PM Syracuse Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC W 36–34   68,342
September 20* 5:30 PM at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA FSN L 36–40   48,260
September 27* 6:00 PM Louisville Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN W 35–14   74,993
October 4 1:00 PM at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS L 17–20   43,500
October 11 2:30 PM vs. Texas Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC L 24–27   75,587
October 18† 11:30 AM Baylor Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN W 24–23   68,578
October 25 1:30 PM #14 Kansas State Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK PPV L 7–26   68,433
November 1 2:30 PM at #1 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC L 7–69   75,926
November 8 1:00 PM #25 Oklahoma State Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series) PPV L 7–30   72,422
November 15 6:00 PM #18 Texas A&M Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FSN L 7–51   64,929
November 22 1:00 PM at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, TX PPV W 32–21   40,013
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
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AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. SoonerSports.com Retrieved January 16, 2012.
  2. SoonerSports.com. Retrieved January 16, 2012
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