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Oklahoma football: Examining the Sooners in Sporting News' College Football Preview

by Erik Horne Modified: May 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm •  Published: May 28, 2014
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photo - Oklahoma's Eric Striker (19) celebrates after a sack beside Oklahoma's Jordan Wade (93) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Oklahoma won 38-30. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Eric Striker (19) celebrates after a sack beside Oklahoma's Jordan Wade (93) during a college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Oklahoma won 38-30. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

*The final four: In the first rendition of the College Football Playoff, SN has an OU and Alabama rematch in one semifinal (Rose Bowl). Oregon and Florida State project into the second semifinal (Sugar Bowl). OU takes down Oregon in the National Championship in Arlington, Texas.

*In rating the Big 12, OU was listed as tops in four categories – Best Running QB (Knight), Top Impact Freshman (running back Joe Mixon), Hardest Hitter (LB Dominique Alexander) and Best Venue (Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium).

*Four OU players rate as All-Big 12 selections by SN – Hunnicutt, Striker, Tapper and offensive lineman Darryl Williams. Baylor leads the way with five selections.

by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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