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2014 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 2014 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season, the 120th season of Sooner football. The team was led by two-time Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award winner, Bob Stoops, in his 16th season as head coach. They played their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a member of the Big 12 Conference.

2014 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2014 record8–5 (5–4 Big 12)
Head coachBob Stoops (16th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorJosh Heupel (4th full as OC, 10th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinatorJay Norvell (4th full as OC, 7th overall season)
Offensive schemeMultiple no-huddle
Defensive coordinatorMike Stoops (8th season)
Base defense3–4
CaptainMichael Hunnicutt
Trevor Knight
Chuka Ndulue
Eric Striker
Daryl Williams
Julian Wilson
Home stadiumGaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 82,112)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 7 Baylor +   8 1         11 2  
No. 3 TCU +   8 1         12 1  
No. 18 Kansas State   7 2         9 4  
Oklahoma   5 4         8 5  
West Virginia   5 4         7 6  
Texas   5 4         6 7  
Oklahoma State   4 5         7 6  
Texas Tech   2 7         4 8  
Kansas   1 8         3 9  
Iowa State   0 9         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

Conference play began on September 20 with a win against the West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown, West Virginia and ended with an upset loss in the annual Bedlam Series on December 6 against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Norman for the first time since 2001. After finishing the regular season with a record of 8–4 (5–4 in Big 12 play), finishing in a three-way tie for fourth place in the conference, the Sooners were invited to play in the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Clemson Tigers,[1] where they were defeated by a score of 40–6.

Following the season, Jordan Phillips was selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, along with Geneo Grissom in the third, Daryl Williams and Blake Bell in the fourth, and Tyrus Thompson and Aaron Ripkowski in the sixth.

PreseasonEdit

RecruitsEdit

Award watch listsEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 306:00 p.m.[13]Louisiana Tech*No. 4FSN PPVW 48–1685,063[14]
September 611:00 a.m.at Tulsa*No. 4ABC/ESPN2W 52–729,357[15]
September 137:00 p.m.[13]Tennessee*No. 4
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ABCW 34–1085,622[16]
September 206:30 p.m.at West VirginiaNo. 4FOXW 45–3361,908[17]
October 42:30 p.m.at No. 25 TCUNo. 4FOXL 33–3747,394[18]
October 1111:00 a.m.vs. TexasNo. 11ABCW 31–2692,100[19]
October 1811:00 a.m.No. 14 Kansas State No. 11
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ESPNL 30–3185,019[20]
November 111:00 a.m.at Iowa StateNo. 19FS1W 59–1450,784[21]
November 811:00 a.m.No. 10 BaylorNo. 16
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FS1L 14–4885,048[22]
November 152:30 p.m.at Texas TechESPNW 42–3059,014[23]
November 2211:00 a.m.KansasNo. 23
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FS1W 44–784,908[24]
December 62:30 p.m.Oklahoma StateNo. 18
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series)
FS1L 35–38 OT85,312[25]
December 294:30 p.m.vs. No. 18 Clemson*ESPNL 6–4040,071[26]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

2014 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 K. J. Young   Fr
WR 3 Sterling Shepard Jr
QB 4 Terrance Hamlet Fr
WR 5 Durron Neal Jr
QB 6 Baker Mayfield So
WR 7 Dannon Cavil   Fr
WR 8 Austin Bennett So
QB 9 Trevor Knight (C)   So
TE 10 Blake Bell   Sr
WR 11 Dorial Green-Beckham Jr
WR 12 Derrick Woods   So
QB 14 Cody Thomas   Fr
WR 15 Jeffery Mead Fr
WR 16 Michiah Quick Fr
WR 17 Jordan Smallwood   Fr
WR 19 Dallis Todd Fr
RB 20 Joe Mixon Fr
RB 21 Keith Ford So
RB 25 David Smith   So
RB 28 Alex Ross   So
RB 32 Samaje Perine Fr
FB 32 Jaxon Uhles So
RB 34 Daniel Brooks   So
RB 35 Ezel McIntee Fr
FB 36 Dimitri Flowers Fr
FB 41 Justin Fa'aola Jr
TE 45 Carson Meier Fr
FB 47 Joe Palange   So
FB 48 Aaron Ripkowski Sr
OL 52 John-Philip Hughes   Jr
OL 53 Tony Feo   Sr
OL 54 Nila Kasitati   Jr
OL 55 Josiah St. John   Jr
OL 56 Ty Darlington Jr
OL 63 Alex Dalton Fr
OL 64 Dylan Hartsook   So
OL 65 Nick Hardaway So
OL 66 Riley Nolan   So
OL 68 Jonathan Alvarez Fr
OL 69 Joseph Paul Fr
OL 70 Christian Daimler   Fr
OL 71 Tyrus Thompson   Sr
OL 72 Derek Farniok   Jr
OL 73 Kenyon Frison Fr
OL 74 Adam Shead   Sr
OL 75 Tyler Evans   Sr
OL 76 Sam Grant   So
OL 77 Dionte Savage Sr
OL 78 Orlando Brown Fr
OL 79 Daryl Williams (C)   Sr
TE 80 Isaac Ijalana So
WR 81 Mark Andrews Fr
WR 83 Nick Basquine Fr
WR 84 Grant Bothun Jr
WR 87 Ryan Augello Fr
WR 88 Cody Chancellor So
TE 88 Taylor McNamara   So
TE 89 Connor Knight   So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Dominique Alexander So
DB 2 Julian Wilson (C)   Sr
DB 3 Tito Windham Fr
DB 4 Hatari Byrd So
DB 6 Stanvon Taylor So
LB 9 Tay Evans Fr
DB 10 Quentin Hayes   Sr
DB 11 Steven Parker Fr
DB 13 Ahmad Thomas So
DB 14 Marcus Green Fr
DB 15 Zack Sanchez   So
LB 18 Curtis Bolton Fr
LB 19 Eric Striker (C) Jr
LB 20 Frank Shannon   Jr
DB 22 Cortez Johnson   Jr
LB 23 Devante Bond Jr
DB 23 Vontre McQuinnie Fr
DB 24 Brandon Young Sr
LB 25 Aaron Franklin   Sr
LB 26 Jordan Evans So
DB 27 Dakota Austin So
DB 29 Dylan Briggs Fr
DE 29 Rashod Favors   Sr
DB 30 Jordan Thomas Fr
DB 30 Thaddeus LaGrone So
LB 31 Londell Taylor   Jr
DB 32 Joshua Bennett Fr
DB 36 Caden Sander Fr
DB 37 Brandon Kitchens   So
DB 38 Najee Bissoon   Fr
DB 39 Darius Owens So
LB 40 P. L. Lindley   Jr
DB 41 Brian Walker   Fr
LB 42 Ruben Hunter So
LB 43 Cameron Cotton Fr
LB 45 Caleb Gastelum   Sr
DE 49 David Driskill   Sr
DT 50 Courtney Garnett Fr
LB 51 Cade Parker Fr
DT 58 Chase Frazier   Fr
DT 59 Kane Snowden   So
DT 80 Jordan Phillips   So
LB 82 Ogbonnia Okoronkwo   Fr
DE 84 Mike Onuoha   So
DE 85 Geneo Grissom   Sr
DE 87 D. J. Ward   Fr
DE 90 Matt Dimon So
DE 91 Charles Tapper Jr
DT 92 Matthew Romar   Fr
DT 93 Jordan Wade   So
DT 94 Torrea Peterson   Sr
DT 95 Quincy Russell Sr
DE 96 Mitch Tate   Jr
DT 97 Charles Walker   Fr
DT 98 Chuka Ndulue (C)   Sr
DE 99 Dwayne Orso Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 18 Michael Hunnicutt (C)   Sr
P 38 Jack Steed   So
K 39 Nick Hodgson Sr
LS 42 Wesley Horky Fr
P 44 Jed Barnett Sr
K 46 Jack Braught So
K 47 Eric Hosek   Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Josh HeupelCo-Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks
  • Jay NorvellCo-Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers
  • Cale GundyRunning Backs / Director of Recruiting
  • Bill Bedenbaugh – Offensive Line
  • Jay BoulwareTight Ends / Special Teams Coordinator
  • Mike StoopsAssociate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Safeties
  • Tim KishAssistant Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers
  • Bobby Jack WrightAssistant Head Coach / Cornerbacks
  • Jerry MontgomeryDefensive Line
  • Jerry SchmidtDirector of Sports Enhancement
  • Matt McMillen – Assistant A.D. Football Operations
  • Merv JohnsonDirector of Football Operations
  • Austin Woods – Offensive Quality Control
  • C. J. Ah YouSpecial Teams Quality Control
  • Chad Walker – Defensive Quality Control
  • Ryan Allgood – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Joey Halzle – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Corey Callens – Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • Courtney Viney – Defensive Graduate Assistant

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: September 1, 2014

Depth chartEdit

[27]

Game summariesEdit

Louisiana TechEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at #4 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[28]
1 2 34Total
Louisiana Tech 0 3 01316
#4 Oklahoma 21 10 10748

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma

  • Date: August 30, 2014
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 93 °F (34 °C) • Wind: ENE 5 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 85,063
  • Referee: Referee: Dan Romeo • Umpire: Scott Teifer • Linesman: Rick Smith • Line judge: Marc Bovos • Back judge: Chris Alston • Field judge: Bobby Benard • Side judge: Craig Falkner
  • TV announcers (FSOK PPV): Ron Thulin (Play-by-play),[29] Dave Lapham (Color)[29] & Chad McKee (Sideline)[29]
Game information

TulsaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
18–7–1 2013 W 51–20
#4 Oklahoma Sooners at Tulsa Golden Hurricane – Game summary[30]
1 2 34Total
#4 Oklahoma 21 10 14752
Tulsa 0 0 707

at Chapman StadiumTulsa, Oklahoma

  • Date: September 6, 2014
  • Game time: 11:05 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 65 °F (18 °C) • Wind: N 9 • Weather: Light Rain
  • Game attendance: 29,357
  • Referee: Referee: Reggie Smith • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: Mike Moeller • Line judge: Greg Reid • Back judge: Lyndon Nixon • Field judge: Matt Mills • Side judge: Tim Murray
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN2): Sean McDonough (Play-by-play),[31] Chris Spielman (Color)[31] & Todd McShay (Sideline)[31]
Game information

TennesseeEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1968 W 26–24
Tennessee Volunteers at #4 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[32]
1 2 34Total
Tennessee 0 7 3010
#4 Oklahoma 13 7 7734

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma

  • Date: September 13, 2014
  • Game time: 7:14 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 63 °F (17 °C) • Wind: ESE 7 • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 85,622
  • Referee: Referee: Matt Moore • Umpire: Tom Quick • Linesman: Gary Jayroe • Line judge: David Oliver • Back judge: Grantis Bell • Field judge: Phillip Davenpo • Side judge: Chris Conley
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (Play-by-play),[33] Kirk Herbstreit (Color)[33] & Heather Cox (Sideline)[33]
Game information

West VirginiaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 2013 W 16–7
#4 Oklahoma Sooners at West Virginia Mountaineers – Game summary[34]
1 2 34Total
#4 Oklahoma 3 21 14745
West Virginia 7 17 3633

at Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia

  • Date: September 20, 2014
  • Game time: 7:35 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 78 °F (26 °C) • Wind: SSW 7 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 61,908
  • Referee: Referee: Dan Romeo • Umpire: Scott Teifer • Linesman: Rick Smith • Line judge: Marc Bovos • Back judge: Chris Alston • Field judge: Bobby Benard • Side judge: Craig Falkner
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson (Play-by-play),[35] Charles Davis (Color)[35] & Molly McGrath (Sideline)[35]
Game information

TCUEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–4 2013 W 20–17
#4 Oklahoma Sooners at #25 TCU Horned Frogs – Game summary[36]
1 2 34Total
#4 Oklahoma 14 10 7233
#25 TCU 14 10 7637

at Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas

  • Date: October 4, 2014
  • Game time: 2:35 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 78 °F (26 °C) • Wind: SE 7 • Weather: Sunny and Clear
  • Game attendance: 47,394
  • Referee: Referee: Mike Defee • Umpire: Robert Richeson • Linesman: Al Green • Line judge: Walt Coleman IV • Back judge: Terry White • Field judge: Nick Lave • Side judge: Shane Standley
  • TV announcers (FOX): Gus Johnson (Play-by-play),[37] Charles Davis (Color)[37] & Molly McGrath (Sideline)[37]
Game information

Texas (Red River Showdown)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
43–60–5 2013 L 20–36
Texas Longhorns vs. #11 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[38]
1 2 34Total
Texas 3 10 01326
#11 Oklahoma 7 10 7731

at Cotton BowlDallas

  • Date: October 11, 2014
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 58 °F (14 °C) • Wind: NW 11 • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 92,100
  • Referee: Referee: Alan Eck • Umpire: Tab Slaughter • Linesman: Doug Moore • Line judge: Kevin Vicknair • Back judge: Brad Van Vark • Field judge: Scott Gaines • Side judge: Anthony Fleming
  • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough (Play-by-play),[39] Chris Spielman (Color)[39] & Todd McShay (Sideline)[39]
Game information

Kansas StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
72–18–4 2013 W 41–31
#14 Kansas State Wildcats at #11 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[40]
1 2 34Total
#14 Kansas State 7 14 10031
#11 Oklahoma 7 10 7630

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma

  • Date: October 18, 2014
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 62 °F (17 °C) • Wind: NE 12 • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 85,019
  • Referee: Referee: Reggie Smith • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: Mike Moeller • Line judge: Mark Steward • Back judge: Lyndon Nixon • Field judge: Matt Mills • Side judge: Tim Murray
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch (Play-by-play),[41] Brian Griese (Color)[41] & Tom Luginbill (Sideline)[41]
Game information

Iowa StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
71–5–2 2013 W 48–10
#19 Oklahoma Sooners at Iowa State Cyclones – Game summary[42]
1 2 34Total
#19 Oklahoma 21 14 17759
Iowa State 0 7 7014

at Jack Trice StadiumAmes, Iowa

  • Date: November 1, 2014
  • Game time: 11:05 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 34 °F (1 °C) • Wind: SSE 5 • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 50,784
  • Referee: Referee: Randy Christal • Umpire: Jim Adams • Linesman: Cal McNeill • Line judge: Kelly Deterding • Back judge: Terry Jones • Field judge: Joe Blubaugh • Side judge: Freeman Johns
  • TV announcers (FS1): Craig Bolerjack (Play-by-play) & Ryan Nece (Color)
Game information

BaylorEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
21–2 2013 L 12–41
#10 Baylor Bears at #16 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[43]
1 2 34Total
#10 Baylor 3 21 141048
#16 Oklahoma 14 0 0014

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma

  • Date: November 8, 2014
  • Game time: 11:06 a.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 57 °F (14 °C) • Wind: N 22 • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 85,048
  • Referee: Referee: Greg Burks • Umpire: Scott Campbell • Linesman: George Gusman • Line judge: Walt Coleman IV • Back judge: Brian Ernest • Field judge: Randy Smith • Side judge: Gene Semko
  • TV announcers (FS1): Joe Davis (Play-by-play),[44] Joey Harrington (Color)[44] & Kris Budden (Sideline)[44]
Game information

Texas TechEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
15–6 2013 W 38–30
Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Tech Red Raiders – Game summary[45]
1 2 34Total
Oklahoma 0 7 142142
Texas Tech 7 7 7930

at Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, Texas

  • Date: November 15, 2014
  • Game time: 2:35 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 71 °F (22 °C) • Wind: W 19 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 59,014
  • Referee: Referee: Mike Defee • Umpire: Robert Richeson • Linesman: Al Green • Line judge: Walt Coleman IV • Back judge: Brad Van Vark • Field judge: Scott Gaines • Side judge: Freeman Johns • Scorer: Mike Aaronian
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Bob Wischusen (Play-by-play),[46] Matt Millen (Color)[46] & Quint Kessenich (Sideline)[46]
Game information

KansasEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
71–27–6 2013 W 34–19
Kansas Jayhawks at #23 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[47]
1 2 34Total
Kansas 0 0 707
#23 Oklahoma 10 14 17344

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma

  • Date: November 22, 2014
  • Game time: 12:35 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 54 °F (12 °C) • Wind: SSE 22 • Weather: Rain
  • Game attendance: 84,908
  • Referee: Referee: Dan Romeo • Umpire: Scott Teifer • Linesman: Cal McNeill • Line judge: Marc Bovos • Back judge: Chris Alston • Field judge: Ed Vinzant • Side judge: Craig Falkner
  • TV announcers (FS1): Craig Bolerjack (Play-by-play)[48] & Ryan Nece (Color)[48]
Game information

Kickoff was delayed from the original start time of 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM due to lightning and thunderstorms in the vicinity of the University of Oklahoma.[49] Oklahoma true freshman running back Samaje Perine broke the NCAA single-game rushing record in this game, recording 427 yards and five touchdowns on 34 carries. Perine broke Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon's record — which only stood for seven days — on a 42-yard run early in the fourth quarter. The yardage also allowed him to become OU's single-game leading rusher, breaking the mark previously owned by Greg Pruitt (294 yards vs. Kansas State, October 23, 1971). It was the third game of the season in which Perine rushed for more than 200 yards.[50]

Oklahoma State (Bedlam Series)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
84–17–7 2013 W 33–24
Oklahoma State Cowboys at #18 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[51]
1 2 34OTTotal
Oklahoma State 7 7 021338
#18 Oklahoma 7 21 07035

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma

  • Date: December 6, 2014
  • Game time: 2:35 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 43 °F (6 °C) • Wind: N 12 • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 85,312
  • Referee: Referee: Alan Eck • Umpire: Tab Slaughter • Linesman: Cal McNeil • Line judge: Mark Stewart • Back judge: Brad Van Vark • Field judge: Scott Gaines • Side judge: Freeman Johns
  • TV announcers (FS1): Joe Davis (Play-by-play),[52] Joey Harrington (Color)[52] & Kris Budden (Sideline)[52]
Game information

Clemson (Russell Athletic Bowl)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1989 L 6–13
Oklahoma Sooners vs. #18 Clemson Tigers – Game summary[53]
1 2 34Total
Oklahoma 0 0 066
#18 Clemson 17 10 13040

at Orlando Citrus Bowl StadiumOrlando, Florida

  • Date: December 27, 2014
  • Game time: 4:35 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 80 °F (27 °C) • Wind: W 8 • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 40,071
  • Referee: Referee: Matt Moore • Umpire: Tom Quick • Linesman: Gus Morris • Line judge: Michael Shirey • Back judge: Grantis Bell • Field judge: Greg Thomas • Side judge: Rob Skelton
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Patrick (Play-by-play),[54] Ed Cunningham (Color)[54] & Jeannine Edwards (Sideline)[54]
Game information

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 4 (1) 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (2) 4 (4) 4 (7) 11 11 17 19 16 RV 23 20 18 RV RV 
Coaches 3 (3) 3 (2) 3 (3) 4 (4) 3 (12) 3 (14) 9 11 18 20 16 24 22 18 16 24 RV 
CFP Not released 18 15 NR 21 20 20 NR Not released

StatisticsEdit

TeamEdit

OU Opp
Points per Game 36.4 25.9
First Downs 293 264
  Rushing 161 86
  Passing 118 155
  Penalty 14 23
Rushing Yardage 3,395 1,383
  Rushing Attempts 557 458
  Avg per Rush 6.1 3
  Avg per Game 261.2 106.4
Passing Yardage 2,646 3,591
  Avg per Game 203.5 276.2
  Completions-Attempts 210-386 (54.4%) 287-510 (56.3%)
Total Offense 6,041 4,974
  Total Plays 943 968
  Avg per Play 6.4 5.1
  Avg per Game 464.7 382.6
Fumbles-Lost 12-7 19-7
OU Opp
Punts-Yards 66-2,763 (41.9 avg) 89-3,489 (39.2 avg)
Punt Returns-Total Yards 15-87 (5.8 avg) 17-181 (10.6 avg)
Kick Returns-Total Yards 37-840 (22.7 avg) 26-554 (21.3 avg)
Onside Kicks 0-1 (0%) 0-0
Avg Time of Possession per Game 30:20 29:40
Penalties-Yards 70-648 77-614
  Avg per Game 49.8 47.2
3rd Down Conversions 72/178 (40.4%) 82/214 (38.3%)
4th Down Conversions 9/15 (60%) 9/17 (52.9%)
Sacks By-Yards 32-204 9-58
Total TDs 62 43
  Rushing 40 15
  Passing 17 23
Fields Goals-Attempts 13-18 (72.2%) 14-18 (77.8%)
PAT-Attempts 60-62 (96.8%) 37-40 (92.5%)
Total Attendance 510,972 248,457
  Games-Avg per Game 6-85,162 5-49,691
  • Most points given up in Stoops era
  • Least sacks allowed since 2004
  • Smallest average margin of victory (10.5), least passing touchdowns and lowest passing completion percentage since 2005
  • Least rushing yards per game given up since 2006
  • Least passing completions and third down conversions since 2006
  • Highest passing completion percentage allowed since 2007
  • Least field goals made and attempted since 2008
  • Most rushing touchdowns since 2008
  • Most first downs, total touchdowns and passing completions given up since 2008
  • Least rushing first downs, rushing yards and yards per rush given up since 2009
  • Highest fourth down conversion rate allowed since 2009
  • Lowest field goal conversion rate since 2009

Scores by quarterEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Opponents 65 113 78 783 337
Oklahoma 138 134 114 870 473
  • Most second quarter points allowed since 2008
  • Least second quarter points scored since 2009

PostseasonEdit

Coaching ChangesEdit

  • On January 4, 2015, co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jay Norvell was fired.[55]
  • On January 6, 2015, co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel was fired.[56]
  • On January 12, 2015, assistant head coach and cornerbacks coach Bobby Jack Wright announced his retirement from coaching.[57]
  • On January 12, 2015, East Carolina offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley was hired as Oklahoma offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.[58]
  • On February 4, 2015, Washington State wide receivers coach Dennis Simmons was hired as Oklahoma outside receivers coach.[59]
  • On February 9, 2015, Notre Dame defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks was hired as Oklahoma defensive backs coach.[59]
  • On February 10, 2015, defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery left Oklahoma to become a defensive front assistant for the Green Bay Packers.[60]
  • On February 19, 2015, Stanford defensive assistant Diron Reynolds was hired as defensive line coach.[61]

2015 NFL DraftEdit

The 2015 NFL Draft was held at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on April 30 through May 2, 2015. The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as free agents following the draft.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Jordan Phillips NT 2nd 52 Miami Dolphins
Geneo Grissom DE 3rd 97 New England Patriots
Daryl Williams OT 4th 102 Carolina Panthers
Blake Bell TE 4th 117 San Francisco 49ers
Tyrus Thompson OT 6th 185 Minnesota Vikings
Aaron Ripkowski FB 6th 206 Green Bay Packers
Julian Wilson CB Undrafted Baltimore Ravens
Chuka Ndulue NT Undrafted Denver Broncos
Dionte Savage G Undrafted Miami Dolphins

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