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