• OU football: A look at the Sooners' win by the numbers

    jenni carlson | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Here is a look at Oklahoma’s 48-16 win over La. Tech by the numbers: * 3: Oklahoma starters who have now started at least three season openers. All of them are on the offensive line: Adam Shead, Daryl Williams and Tyler Evans. * 4: Starters who made their first career start Saturday night – fullback Dimitri Flowers, running back Alex Ross, linebacker Jordan Evans and safety Ahmad Thomas. * 5: Rushing touchdowns for OU, the most since scoring six against Texas in 2012. * 22: Sterling Shepard’s spot on OU’s all-time receiving list with 1,273 yards. He moved into the spot Saturday and passed his late father, Derrick, in the process. * 30: Plays run by Louisiana Tech in the first half. * 31: Points

  • OU report card: Sooners QB Trevor Knight solid, not spectacular in victory

    jenni carlson | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    On a night that OU rolled La Tech 48-16, the grades reflect that dominance. TREVOR KNIGHT: A The Sooner quarterback was stout from the get-go. He finished the night 19 of 34 for 253 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He rushed for another 17 yards. Knight wasn’t as spectacular as guy who finished last season with that breakout performance against Alabama, but remember, OU didn’t have to bust open the playbook against Louisiana Tech. The playcalling was rightly conservative, but Knight still looked sharp. PROTECTING KNIGHT: C The grade isn’t a knock on anyone in particular. It’s more a reflection of circumstance.

  • OU football: Keith Ford, Sooners RBs run to 48-16 win over La. Tech

    By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer | Updated: 1 hr ago

    NORMAN — Trevor Knight passed for 252 yards and a touchdown and Keith Ford had 117 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns to help No. 4 Oklahoma defeat Louisiana Tech 48-16 on Saturday night. Ford ran for 51 yards and caught four passes for 66 yards for the Sooners, who rolled to a 31-0 lead in the second quarter of the season opener for both teams. Samaje Perine ran for 78 yards and a touchdown and Alex Ross ran for two scores for the Sooners. Zack Sanchez led Oklahoma’s defense with an interception and a blocked field goal. Oklahoma linebacker Jordan Evans was ejected in the second quarter for targeting when he tried to make a play against Louisiana Tech quarterback Cody Sokol, but the Sooners remained

  • Halftime thoughts: Oklahoma vs. Louisiana Tech

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NORMAN—Oklahoma leads Louisiana Tech 31-3 at halftime in the season opener. Here are a few quick thoughts, things to watch moving forward and stats from the first half. THREE THINGS THAT STOOD OUT -You’ve got to start with the early ejection of linebacker Jordan Evans for targeting. Looking at the replay, it appeared to be the correct call […]

  • Former Sooners in the NFL: A look at ex-OU players on NFL rosters and those who didn't make the cut

    BY MIKE BALDWIN | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    DE Frank Alexander (Carolina): Suspended the first four games after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Alexander, a 2012 fourth-round pick, has been a backup in the Panthers’ defensive-line rotation. Alexander has compiled 33 tackles in 28 games, including 3 1/2 sacks. QB Sam Bradford (St. Louis): The former No. 1 overall pick’s career in the crosshairs after he suffered another torn ACL injury in preseason. Bradford has notched stats (11,065 yards, 58.6 percent completion rate, 59-to-38 touchdown-to-interception ratio), that indicate he could still develop into an NFL franchise quarterback if the Putnam North product can stay healthy.

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. Louisiana Tech

    staff reports | Updated: 8 hr ago

    OU begins its march to the College Football Playoff with its season opener against Louisiana Tech in Norman. Join us on the live Google Hangout at 4:30 p.m. and follow our live coverage from pregame to postgame with Jason Kersey, Ryan Aber, Jenni Carlson and more.

  • Oklahoma football: Two bold predictions about Saturday's game against Louisiana Tech

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NORMAN — Here is the final of our three pregame blog posts to preview Oklahoma’s game against Louisiana Tech. Here, Ryan Aber and I each make one bold prediction for tonight’s game. ABER: Keith Ford and Alex Ross will each top 100 yards The game will get out of hand and Oklahoma wants to establish […]

  • Oklahoma football: Two players with something to prove Saturday against Louisiana Tech

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NORMAN — Here is the second of three pregame blogs from Ryan Aber and I. Here, we each pick one Oklahoma player who has something to prove Saturday against Louisiana Tech. ABER: Jordan Phillips, NG Phillips was on the verge of a monster year last season before a progressive injury ended his season after the […]

  • Oklahoma football: Two pressing questions about the Sooners' season opener against Louisiana Tech

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma kicks off its 2014 season at 6 p.m. against Louisiana Tech on Owen Field. Here is the first of three pregame blog posts from Ryan Aber and I. Here, we each ask a pressing question that we hope to see answered in Saturday’s game. ABER: How will Oklahoma’s secondary hold up? There […]

  • Tailgating game plan

    BY DAVE CATHEY, Food Editor | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The beginning of the football season for the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University signals the beginning of another tradition — tailgating.

  • Oklahoma football: The 32 Big 12 football coaches Bob Stoops has faced since arriving at OU

    By Jenni Carlson | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BOB STOOPS — As he prepares to coach his 200th game at Oklahoma on Saturday against Louisiana Tech, here’s a look at the other Big 12 coaches Bob Stoops has faced with the Sooners.

  • Oklahoma football: Why the stability of Bob Stoops' job has been so valuable to the Stoops family

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    On the day that Oklahomans ring in the start of the college football season, Carol Stoops’ husband, Bob, will begin his 16th season as Oklahoma’s football coach. He will also coach his 200th game for the Sooners.

  • Oklahoma football: Frank Shannon's attorney unleashes scathing criticism of OU officials, football coaches

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Junior linebacker Frank Shannon is fighting a one-year suspension for allegedly violating the University of Oklahoma’s sexual misconduct policy. At a Friday afternoon news conference, civil rights attorney Aletia Timmons said the fight will continue, and that Shannon won’t “be branded a rapist.”

  • College football Game of the Day: Clemson at Georgia

    By Berry Tramel | Yesterday

    Georgia hosts Clemson on Saturday in college football’s Game of the Day. Which is rather strange for two programs so underachieving.

  • Oklahoma football: What it's like to be Trevor Knight's brother

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    When Trevor Knight committed to Oklahoma, the Sooners got a package deal. His twin brother Connor Knight also joined OU as a walk-on. Connor, a tight end, earned playing time in five games last year on special teams. Knight recently spoke to The Oklahoman about the brothers’ decision to play together and what it was like for him to see Trevor’s performance in the Sugar Bowl: “Trevor and I kind of decided early on that we wanted to play together. He had the opportunity to get the scholarship to a big-time school. He was committed to Texas A&M and I was going to go as a preferred walk-on over there and when he switched his commitment here I got the chance to walk on here. It’s been awesome. We never really

  • Oklahoma football: How to order the OU-Louisiana Tech game on pay-per-view

    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The pay-per-view telecast will be available on participating Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas providers and nationwide via participating satellite and telco distributors.

  • Cox to feature Barry Switzer and Pat Jones in the Coaches Cabana

    By Mel Bracht, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Viewers can listen to comments from the legendary coaches during games on a special mosaic channel.

  • Oklahoma football: David Boren said Bob Stoops 'is far more than a football coach'

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    On Saturday night, Bob Stoops will coach his 200th game at Oklahoma. It is a significant mark, and with this milestone, the coach and his bosses discuss why this has been such a good fit for both sides.

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops to coach 200th game at Oklahoma

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Oh, won’t you stay? As Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops prepares to coach his 200th game at Oklahoma, here’s a look at the major-college football coaches who have been at one school for the most games. Current coaches 1. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech, 335 2. Larry Blakeney, Troy, 280 3. Bill Snyder, Kansas State, 269* 4. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma, 199 5. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa, 187 6. Mark Richt, Georgia, 171 7. Gary Pinkel, Missouri, 165 8. Gary Patterson, TCU, 164 9. Mike Riley, Oregon State, 161** 10. George O’Leary, Central Florida, 128 *Snyder coached Kansas State from 1989-2005 and 2009-present **Riley coached Oregon State from 1997-98 and

  • Oklahoma football: TV and radio information for Saturday's game against Louisiana Tech

    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    TV Pay-per-view * Cox: 610/611 * Dish: TBD * DirecTV: 785/785-1 * U-Verse: 636/1636 RADIO * KOKC-AM 1520; KRXO-FM 107.7 It’s homecoming of sorts for Ron Thulin, 61, who will call the pay-per-view telecast. Thulin, a Southern Nazarene graduate and former sports reporter for KTVY-4 (now KFOR-4), has broadcast a few OU games in the past. Analyst Dave Lapham, 62, a former Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman and current analyst on Bengals radio broadcasts, has called Big 12 games since 1996. Sideline reporter Chad McKee, 43, a graduate of OSU and Shawnee High School, is a former KWTV-9 sportscaster.