OU's red zone history
As Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday, not every team is going to be the 2008 Sooners in terms of scoring touchdowns in the red zone. But fans would probably appreciate flirting with that sort of efficiency near the goal line. Here's how OU has declined in red zone touchdowns in the past four seasons, for various reasons.
8 field goals
84 red zone trips
TD conversion rate: 85 percent
18 field goals
57 red zone trips
TD conversion rate: 58 percent
23 field goals
77 red zone trips
TD conversion rate: 57 percent
41 touchdowns (19 current)
26 field goals (12 current)
74 red zone trips (34 current)
TD conversion rate: 55 percent
*projected, based on 13-game schedule
By the Numbers
Sooners near the goal line
Red zone touchdown percentage. OU has 19 TDs in 34 trips to the red zone.
Touchdown percentage in goal-to-go situations. Sooners have 14 TDs in 22 times inside the 10.
Run-pass ratio inside the red zone.
Run-pass ratio at or inside the 10-yard line.
Number of touches Roy Finch and Austin Haywood have inside the red zone. Finch's one touch, last week against Kansas, went for an 8-yard touchdown.
Number of times Trey Millard has touched the ball in the red zone, though he has been targeted twice.
Percentage of plays Dominique Whaley has touched the ball in the red zone. He's carried the ball 38 times, made one catch and he was targeted an additional time.