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OU football notebook: OU fans asked to 'Stripe the Stadium' for West Virginia game

Fans successfully pulled off the stunt last October, when the Sooners lost 30-13 to Notre Dame
by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: August 23, 2013


Oklahoma football fans will be asked to “Stripe the Stadium” again for a second straight season when the Sooners open Big 12 Conference play Sept. 7 against West Virginia on Owen Field.

OU fans successfully pulled off the stunt last October, when the Sooners lost 30-13 to Notre Dame.

Fans with tickets in even-numbered seating sections are asked to wear crimson, and fans in odd-numbered sections should wear white.

Last November, Oklahoma won a 50-49 shootout over the Mountaineers in Morgantown, W.Va.

This year's OU-West Virginia game is the second of the season for both teams. The Sooners open Aug. 31 at home against Louisiana-Monroe, and West Virginia plays the same day at home against William & Mary.


Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said he's comfortable with where his offensive line is depth-wise entering the 2013 season opener next weekend.

“We probably have eight guys we feel pretty good about,” Stoops said.

The Sooners' five projected starters — guards Bronson Irwin and Adam Shead, center Gabe Ikard and tackles Daryl Williams and Tyrus Thompson — all have significant experience.

Oklahoma added three junior-college transfer offensive linemen in guards Dionte Savage and Tony Feo and tackle Josiah St. John.

OU seems very solid on the interior of its line, but still a tad thin at the tackle positions. Stoops said sophomore Derek Farniok, St. John and even Irwin are guys who can provide depth there.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
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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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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