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1957 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 1957 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1957 NCAA University Division football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma, and were members of the Big Seven Conference. They were two-time defending national champions (1955, 1956), led by head coach Bud Wilkinson, in his eleventh season.

1957 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Seven champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 48–21 vs. Duke
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
1957 record10–1 (6–0 Big 7)
Head coachBud Wilkinson (11th season)
CaptainEd Gray
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 61,724)
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Oklahoma $ 6 0 0     10 1 0
Kansas 4 2 0     5 4 1
Colorado 3 3 0     6 3 1
Missouri 3 3 0     5 4 1
Iowa State 2 4 0     4 5 1
Kansas State 2 4 0     3 6 1
Nebraska 1 5 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The Sooners won their first seven games in 1957, but were upset at home by unranked Notre Dame on November 16, stopping Oklahoma's record-breaking win streak at 47 games.[1] It was their only loss of the season; they finished fourth in both final polls in early December,[2][3] and won the Orange Bowl in January.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 21at No. 8 Pittsburgh*No. 1W 26–059,025
October 5Iowa StateNo. 1W 40–1453,392
October 12vs. Texas*No. 1NBCW 21–775,505
October 19KansasNo. 2
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 47–051,582
October 26ColoradoNo. 1
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
NBCW 14–1361,624
November 2at Kansas StateNo. 2W 13–015,480
November 9at No. 19 MissouriNo. 2W 39–1439,018
November 16Notre Dame*No. 2
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
NBCL 0–763,170
November 23at NebraskaNo. 6W 32–729,844
November 30Oklahoma State*No. 5
W 53–652,366
January 1, 1958vs. No. 16 Duke*No. 4CBSW 48–2176,561
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Irish snap Sooners' string, 7-0". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. November 17, 1957. p. 1C.
  2. ^ "Coaches rate Buckeyes tops in final poll". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). UPI. December 2, 1957. p. 18.
  3. ^ "Auburn tops final poll; Badgers 19th". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. December 3, 1957. p. 4, part 2.
  4. ^ "Sooners cash in on six mistakes; crush Duke, 48-21". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. January 2, 1958. p. 3, part 2.
  5. ^ "SoonerSports.com". Archived from the original on 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2012-10-24.