NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is 13-4 against his former assistants who became head coaches.
He faced Mike Leach, his first Oklahoma offensive coordinator who left for Texas Tech, 10 times between 2000 and 2009. Stoops was 7-3 in those games.
Stoops was 4-0 against Mark Mangino, who replaced Leach as OU's offensive coordinator and was Kansas' coach from 2003-2009, and 2-1 against former co-defensive coordinator Bo Pelini, now Nebraska's coach.
Here is a look at each of Stoops' games against his former assistant coaches.
Nov. 18, 2000: at Oklahoma 27, Texas Tech 13
Mike Leach's first team picked off Josh Heupel twice and pulled within eight points of the eventual-national champs midway through the fourth quarter.
Nov. 17, 2001: Oklahoma 30, at Texas Tech 13
OU never trailed, Nate Hybl threw three touchdowns and Tech scored three points after halftime.
Nov. 23, 2002: at Oklahoma 60, Texas Tech 15
Tech arrived with Big 12 South championship hopes; they were quickly destroyed. Kliff Kingsbury was sacked six times and intercepted twice. Quentin Griffin rushed for 207 yards and three TDs.
Nov. 22, 2003: Oklahoma 56, at Texas Tech 25
Leach's squad boasted the nation's top-ranked offense entering the game. Sooners RB Kejuan Jones scored five TDs; Tech QB B.J. Symons threw the same number of interceptions.
Oct. 2, 2004: at Oklahoma 28, Texas Tech 13
Adrian Peterson rushed for 151 yards and three TDs; Red Raiders QB Sonny Cumbie threw three interceptions.
Oct. 23, 2004: at Oklahoma 41, Kansas 10
Peterson became the quickest freshman to gain 1,000 yards in a season; Jason White threw for 389 yards and four TDs in OU's first game against former offensive coordinator Mark Mangino.
Oct. 15, 2005: Oklahoma 19, Kansas 3 (at Kansas City, Mo.)
Kansas QB Brian Luke threw interceptions on two of his first three pass attempts, leading to 10 quick OU points. Donta Hickson led OU's rushing attack because of the hobbled Adrian Peterson's injured ankle.
Nov. 19, 2005: at Texas Tech 23, Oklahoma 21
Leach became the first former Stoops assistant to beat OU, but the game was filled with controversy. RB Taurean Henderson scored on a 2-yard run as time expired. The TD was upheld on review. The Sooners had rallied from a 10-point deficit to take the lead with 1:33 left in regulation.
Nov. 11, 2006: Oklahoma 34, Texas Tech 24
With top RBs Adrian Peterson and Allen Patrick injured, Chris Brown scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lift the Sooners, who trailed 24-20 at the end of the third.
Nov. 17, 2007: at Texas Tech 34, Oklahoma 27
QB Sam Bradford left the game with a concussion on OU's second possession; Tech opened a 27-10 halftime lead and held on for a 34-27 victory.
Oct. 18, 2008: Oklahoma 45, Kansas 31
Bradford threw for a then-school record 468 yards and three TDs; RBs Chris Brown and DeMarco Murray combined for 175 and three TDs.
Nov. 1, 2008: Oklahoma 62, Nebraska 28
Oklahoma led 35-0 after the first quarter, and went on to score the most points it ever has against Nebraska in Stoops' first game against former co-defensive coordinator Bo Pelini.
Nov. 22, 2008: Oklahoma 65, Texas Tech 21
In the famous “Jump Around” game, OU led then-No. 2 and unbeaten Texas Tech 42-7 at halftime.
Oct. 24, 2009: at Oklahoma 35, Kansas 13
KU quarterback Todd Reesing threw interceptions on the Jayhawks' first three possessions, and Stoops trounced Mangino in what would become their final head-to-head matchup.
Nov. 7, 2009: at Nebraska 10, Oklahoma 3
Pelini's defense frustrated freshman QB Landry Jones into five interceptions; this game remains the only one in the Stoops era without a Sooner touchdown.
Nov. 21, 2009: at Texas Tech 41, Oklahoma 13
OU trailed 27-6 at the end of the third quarter in one of Oklahoma's most embarrassing Stoops-era losses. The win was Leach's 83rd, making him Tech's all-time winningest coach. He was fired before the Red Raiders' Alamo Bowl win.
Dec. 4, 2010: Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20 (Big 12 championship)
Pelini's squad took an early 17-0 lead before the Sooners rallied to win the last Big 12 title game for the foreseeable future, and send the Huskers off to the Big Ten Conference with a defeat.