1997 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 1997 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and participated as members of the Big 12 Conference in the South Division. They were coached by John Blake.

1997 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
ConferenceBig 12
DivisionSouth
1997 record4–8 (2–6 Big 12)
Head coachJohn Blake (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorDick Winder (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Young (2nd season)
CaptainGame captains
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 75,004)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 2 Nebraska † xy$   8 0         13 0  
No. 8 Kansas State %   7 1         11 1  
No. 23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         5 6  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
Southern Division
No. 20 Texas A&M xy   6 2         9 4  
No. 24 Oklahoma State   5 3         8 4  
Texas Tech   5 3         6 5  
Texas   2 6         4 7  
Oklahoma   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Nebraska 54, Texas A&M 15
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • † – Coaches Poll National Champion
    $ – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
    % – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 2311:00 a.m.at Northwestern*ABCL 0–2436,804
September 62:30 p.m.Syracuse*ABCW 36–3468,342
September 205:30 p.m.at California*FSNL 36–4048,260
September 276:00 p.m.Louisville*
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FSNW 35–1474,993
October 41:00 p.m.at KansasL 17–2043,500
October 112:30 p.m.vs. TexasABCL 24–2775,587
October 1811:30 a.m.Baylor 
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FSNW 24–2368,578
October 251:30 p.m.No. 14 Kansas State
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
PPVL 7–2668,433
November 12:30 p.m.at No. 1 NebraskaABCL 7–6975,926
November 81:00 p.m.No. 25 Oklahoma State
PPVL 7–3072,422
November 156:00 p.m.No. 18 Texas A&M
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FSNL 7–5164,929
November 221:00 p.m.at Texas TechPPVW 32–2140,013
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[1]

Game summariesEdit

Texas TechEdit

1 234Total
• Oklahoma 0 91310 32
Texas Tech 3 1503 21

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AwardsEdit

1998 NFL DraftEdit

The following Sooners were selected in the 1998 NFL draft.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Stephen Alexander TE 2 48 Washington Redskins
Martin Chase DT 5 124 Baltimore Ravens
Travian Smith LB 5 152 Oakland Raiders
Sammy Williams OT 6 164 Baltimore Ravens

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1990s". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on 2012-01-07. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech". USA Today. November 22, 1997. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "All-Conference Players". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved January 16, 2012.