Oklahoma football notebook: Bob Stoops ties Barry Switzer with win No. 157

by Ryan Aber Published: November 16, 2013


photo - Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops runs to the locker room after defeating Iowa State 48-10 in an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops runs to the locker room after defeating Iowa State 48-10 in an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Even after the Sooners' 48-10 win over Iowa State, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops downplayed his tying of Barry Switzer's school record of 157 wins.

“I've done my best to ignore that or stay away from it,” Stoops said. “All I'll do is compliment Coach Switzer. He was a special coach in his time. … He's been a great friend to me, a great friend to everybody in this program. We're fortunate he still comes around and sees us. He'll always be one of the most special and one of the greatest coaches in all of college football.”

Stoops is now 157-39 during his 15 seasons with the Sooners. Switzer was 157-29-4 coaching OU from 1973-88.

Stoops might not've shown much excitement about it but his players did.

“It's awesome,” Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight said. “Coach Stoops is a great coach — love playing under him. That's big for him. That's a big accomplishment for him. After the game, everybody's excited for him, jumping around, getting excited so it was good.”

OHP TROOPER MAKES TACKLE, GETS OVATION

Early in the fourth quarter, a fan ran out onto the turf at Owen Field, raising his hands as he ran toward the northeast corner of the stadium.

Security was slow to react, not chasing after the fan for several moments.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Brian Orr took care of the situation though.

Orr, Stoops' gameday bodyguard, ran out onto the field and delivered a blindside takedown of the fan, who was promptly handcuffed and taken away.

“That — in my four-and-a-half years of football — that may be the most excited I've ever been on a football field,” Sooners center Gabe Ikard said. “For two teams to be able to share a moment like that, that's something … there's certain moments you remember your Senior Day for. We rushed for 400 yards. I'm gonna forget that we rushed for 400 yards before I forget that Officer Orr just laid that dude out. That is fantastic.


by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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