In 2009, OU wore a similar Nike retro-style set, but in road white, at Texas Tech. The Sooners lost that game 41-13.
BROWNING PRESENTS A CHALLENGE
Sooners defensive coordinator Mike Stoops is very aware of the danger that Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Kolton Browning presents.
Browning threw for 3,049 yards and 29 touchdowns and ran for nearly 500 yards and seven scores last year.
“The quarterback is very dynamic in virtually element of the game,” Mike Stoops said. “His ability to throw the ball, his ability to scramble and throw the ball, his ability to scramble and run — he's kind of a foolproof guy that can make a lot of things happen.
“We gotta try to disrupt him and get him off his spots and take away some of the easy throws he likes.”
SHOATE WILL BE HONORED
Former Oklahoma linebacker Rod Shoate will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in early December.
Before that, he will be honored at an Oklahoma home game this season.
When that will happen, though, is still up in the air.
The date Shoate, who died in 1999, will be honored is one of three listed as “to be determined” when the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame announced when the other 12 honorees would be honored.
Shoate will be the 19th player who primarily played at Oklahoma to be inducted into the hall. Troy Aikman, who started at OU but spent his final two seasons of eligibility at UCLA, has also been inducted.
BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY