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Back in production: 'Big Game' Bob Stoops returned for the Sugar Bowl, but what will his Sooners do this season?

OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL — “Big Game” Bob Stoops certainly did reappear late last season, when the Sooners finished on a three-game winning streak away from home. In all three games, OU wasn’t favored. But what about Stoops as a favorite?
by Jason Kersey Published: August 23, 2014

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But how much will that translate into success in 2014, especially with the Sooners considered a favorite to reach the inaugural four-team College Football Playoff? Only time will tell.

Big Game Bob by the numbers

Oklahoma ended its 2013 season with two straight upset wins over top-10 opponents away from home, winning 33-24 at No. 6 Oklahoma State and 45-31 in the Sugar Bowl against No. 3 Alabama.

The victories gave new life to “Big Game” Bob Stoops, who many felt hadn’t lived up to his old nickname in quite a while. The Sugar Bowl represented OU’s first major bowl win against a ranked opponent since the 2002 Rose Bowl. (The Sooners won the 2011 Fiesta Bowl, but against unranked Connecticut.)

Here’s a look at “Big Game” Bob by the numbers:

8-7 record in bowl games

4-5 record in BCS bowl games

1-3 record in national championship games

7-1 record in Big 12 championship games

50-23 record vs. ranked teams

19-11 record vs. AP Top-10

9-6 record vs. Texas

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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