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2015 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 2015 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season, the 121st season of Sooner football. The team was led by two-time Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award winner, Bob Stoops, in his 17th season as head coach. They played their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a charter member of the Big 12 Conference.

2015 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big 12 champion
Orange Bowl (CFP Semifinal), L 17–37 vs. Clemson
Conference Big 12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 5
2015 record 11–2 (8–1 Big 12)
Head coach Bob Stoops (17th season)
Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley (1st season)
Offensive scheme Air Raid
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops (9th season)
Base defense 3–4
Captain Trevor Knight
Ty Darlington
Nila Kastati
Eric Striker
Charles Tapper
Home stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 82,112)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 Oklahoma $^   8 1         11 2  
No. 20 Oklahoma State   7 2         10 3  
No. 7 TCU   7 2         11 2  
No. 13 Baylor   6 3         10 3  
West Virginia   4 5         8 5  
Texas Tech   4 5         7 6  
Texas   4 5         5 7  
Kansas State   3 6         6 7  
Iowa State   2 7         3 9  
Kansas   0 9         0 12  
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Conference play began on October 3, 2015 with a 44–24 win against West Virginia in Norman, Oklahoma and ended with a 58–23 win against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Oklahoma on November 28, 2015. Oklahoma finished conference play with an 8–1 record winning their ninth Big 12 Championship, their first since 2012.

Oklahoma was selected as the 4th seed to play in the 2015 College Football playoff against 1st seed Clemson on December 31, 2015 in the Orange Bowl which they lost 17–37. Oklahoma finished the season with an 11–2 record.

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Previous seasonEdit

The 2014 Oklahoma Sooners football team finished the regular season 8–4, with the four losses in conference play towards Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and TCU. Oklahoma became bowl eligible after defeating Iowa State on November 1, 2014. The Sooners were invited to play in the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl against the Clemson Tigers. Oklahoma fell short against the Tigers in Orlando with a loss of 6–40.

PreseasonEdit

RecruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Rodney Anderson
RB
Katy, Texas Katy HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.63 Jun 8, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Gabriel Campbell
DE
Yazoo City, Mississippi Yazoo City HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 250 lb (110 kg) 4.70 Jan 6, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Jamal Danley
OG
Byhalia, Mississippi East Mississippi CC 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 310 lb (140 kg) 5.03 Sep 13, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Ricky DeBerry
DE
Mechanicsville, Virginia Atlee HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.58 Dec 19, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Bobby Evans
OT
Allen, Texas Allen HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 260 lb (120 kg) N/A Jul 10, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Cody Ford
OG
Pineville, Louisiana Pineville HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 314 lb (142 kg) 5.09 Aug 11, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Neville Gallimore
DT
St. Catherines, Ontario Canada Prep Football Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 311 lb (141 kg) 4.70 Jan 3, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Dahu Green
WR
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Westmoore HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 4.54 Feb 2, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Kahlil Haughton
S
Waco, Texas Midway HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.41 Dec 19, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Dominique Hearne
OG
Lancester, Texas Lancaster HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 288 lb (131 kg) 5.13 Jun 12, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
John Humphrey, Jr.
WR
League City, Texas Clear Falls HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 162 lb (73 kg) 4.40 Aug 3, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
William Johnson
CB
Baltimore, Maryland Monroe College 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) N/A Nov 23, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Kenneth Mann
DE
Burleson, Texas Burleson HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 4.70 Jul 23, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
P. J. Mbanasor
CB
Pflugerville, Texas Hendrickson HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 183 lb (83 kg) 4.64 Jun 3, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Arthur McGinnis
OLB
New Orleans, Louisiana Warren Easton HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 4.47 Feb 3, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Prentice McKinney, Jr.
S
Dallas, Texas South Oak Cliff HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.48 Feb 4, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
A. D. Miller
WR
Dallas, Texas Bishop Dunne HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.50 Feb 1, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Marquise Overton
DT
Jenks, Oklahoma Jenks HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 301 lb (137 kg) 5.51 Jan 3, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Dru Samia
OG
Danville, California San Ramon Valley HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 296 lb (134 kg) 5.48 Aug 22, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Austin Seibert
K
Belleville, Illinois Belleville West HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) N/A May 9, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Antoine Stephens
CB
Dallas, Texas Justin F. Kimball HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 187 lb (85 kg) 4.54 Jan 18, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Will Sunderland, Jr.
S
Midwest City, Oklahoma Midwest City HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.58 Sep 13, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
DeDe Westbrook
WR
Cameron, Texas Blinn College 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.38 Nov 25, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 14   Rivals: 14  247Sports: 15  ESPN: 17
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Award watch listsEdit

ScheduleEdit

Oklahoma announced their 2015 football schedule on November 19, 2014. The 2015 schedule consist of 6 home games, 5 away games and 1 neutral game in the regular season. The Sooners hosted Big 12 foes Iowa State, TCU, Texas Tech, and West Virginia and traveled to Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, and Oklahoma State. Oklahoma played Texas in Dallas, Texas at the Cotton Bowl for the 110th time on October 10 for the Red River Showdown.[12]

The Sooners hosted two non conference games against Akron and Tulsa and traveled to its other non conference foe Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Oklahoma met for the first time against the Akron Zips at home to open the season. The Sooners then traveled to Tennessee after defeating the Tennessee Volunteers last season and then hosted in-state rival Tulsa after traveling to Tulsa last year.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 6:00 p.m. Akron* No. 19 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK FSOK PPV W 41–3   85,370[13]
September 12 5:00 p.m. at No. 23 Tennessee* No. 19 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN W 31–24 2OT  102,455[14]
September 19 11:00 a.m. Tulsa* No. 16 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FS1 W 52–38   85,657[15]
October 3 11:00 a.m. No. 23 West Virginia No. 15 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK FS1 W 44–24   84,384[16]
October 10 11:00 a.m. vs. Texas No. 10 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Showdown) ABC L 17–24   91,546[17]
October 17 2:30 p.m. at Kansas State No. 19 Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS ABC W 55–0   52,867[18]
October 24 2:30 p.m. Texas Tech  No. 17 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ABC/ESPN2 W 63–27   85,312[19]
October 31 2:30 p.m. at Kansas No. 14 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS FS1 W 62–7   26,677[20]
November 7 6:00 p.m. Iowa State No. 14 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ESPNU W 52–16   85,595[21]
November 14 7:00 p.m. at No. 4 Baylor No. 12 McLane StadiumWaco, TX ABC W 44–34   49,875[22]
November 21 7:00 p.m. No. 11 TCU No. 7 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK ABC W 30–29   85,821[23]
November 28 7:00 p.m. at No. 9 Oklahoma State No. 5 Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK (Bedlam Series) ABC W 58–23   58,231[24]
December 31 3:00 p.m. vs. No. 1 Clemson* No. 4 Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl – CFP Semifinal) ESPN L 17–37   67,615
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time[25].

RosterEdit

2015 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Baxter, JarvisJarvis Baxter Jr
WR 2 Humphrey, JohnJohn Humphrey Fr
WR 3 Shepard, SterlingSterling Shepard Sr
QB 4 Reece, ClarkClark Reece Fr
WR 5 Neal, DurronDurron Neal Sr
QB 6 Mayfield, BakerBaker Mayfield Jr
QB 9 Knight, TrevorTrevor Knight (C)   Jr
WR 11 Westbrook, DedeDede Westbrook Jr
QB 12 McGinnis, ConnorConnor McGinnis Fr
WR 13 Miller, A. D.A. D. Miller Fr
QB 14 Thomas, CodyCody Thomas   So
WR 15 Mead, JefferyJeffery Mead So
WR 16 Quick, MichiahMichiah Quick So
WR 17 Smallwood, JordanJordan Smallwood   So
WR 18 Green, DahuDahu Green Fr
WR 19 Todd, DallisDallis Todd   Fr
RB 20 Grant, TionTion Grant So
RB 24 Anderson, RodneyRodney Anderson Fr
RB 25 Mixon, JoeJoe Mixon   Fr
RB 28 Ross, AlexAlex Ross   Jr
RB 32 Perine, SamajeSamaje Perine So
RB 33 Sheppard, AnthonyAnthony Sheppard Fr
RB 34 Brooks, DanielDaniel Brooks   Jr
FB 36 Flowers, DimitriDimitri Flowers So
FB 44 Uhles, JaxonJaxon Uhles   So
TE 45 Meier, CarsonCarson Meier   Fr
OL 52 Danley, JamalJamal Danley Jr
OL 54 Kasitati, NilaNila Kasitati (C)   Sr
OL 55 St. John, JosiahJosiah St. John   Sr
OL 56 Darlington, TyTy Darlington (C) Sr
OL 58 Wren, ErickErick Wren   So
OL 63 Dalton, AlexAlex Dalton   Fr
OL 64 Hartsook, DylanDylan Hartsook   Jr
OL 65 Hardaway, NickNick Hardaway   So
OL 66 Nolan, RileyRiley Nolan   Jr
OL 68 Alvarez, JonathanJonathan Alvarez So
OL 69 Mittermeier, QuinnQuinn Mittermeier So
OL 70 Daimler, ChristianChristian Daimler   So
OL 71 Evans, BobbyBobby Evans Fr
OL 72 Farniok, DerekDerek Farniok   Sr
OL 73 Frison, KenyonKenyon Frison   Fr
OL 74 Ford, CodyCody Ford Fr
OL 75 Samia, DruDru Samia Fr
OL 76 Grant, SamSam Grant   Jr
OL 77 Paul, JosephJoseph Paul   Fr
OL 78 Brown, OrlandoOrlando Brown   Fr
OL 79 Hearne, DominiqueDominique Hearne Fr
WR 80 Iheke, SamSam Iheke Fr
TE 81 Andrews, MarkMark Andrews   Fr
WR 82 McIntee, EzelEzel McIntee   Fr
WR 83 Basquine, NickNick Basquine   Fr
WR 84 Bothun, GrantGrant Bothun   Jr
WR 85 Galloway, VanceVance Galloway Fr
WR 86 Morris, LeeLee Morris Fr
WR 87 Fentriss, ParkerParker Fentriss Fr
WR 88 DeLay, EricEric DeLay Fr
TE 89 Knight, ConnorConnor Knight   Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Alexander, DominiqueDominique Alexander Jr
DB 2 Mbanasor, P. J.P. J. Mbanasor Fr
DB 4 Byrd, HatariHatari Byrd Jr
DB 5 Stevens, AntoineAntoine Stevens Fr
DB 6 Taylor, StanvonStanvon Taylor Jr
DB 7 Thomas, JordanJordan Thomas So
DB 8 Haughton, KahlilKahlil Haughton Fr
LB 9 Evans, TayTay Evans   Fr
DB 10 Parker, StevenSteven Parker So
DB 12 Johnson, WilliamWilliam Johnson So
DB 13 Thomas, AhmadAhmad Thomas Jr
DB 14 Green, MarcusMarcus Green   Fr
DB 15 Sanchez, ZackZack Sanchez   Jr
LB 18 Bolton, CurtisCurtis Bolton   Fr
LB 19 Striker, EricEric Striker (C) Sr
LB 20 Shannon, FrankFrank Shannon   Sr
DB 21 Sunderland, WillWill Sunderland Fr
LB 22 DeBerry, RickyRicky DeBerry Fr
LB 23 Bond, DevanteDevante Bond Sr
LB 26 Evans, JordanJordan Evans Jr
DB 27 Austin, DakotaDakota Austin Jr
DB 29 McKinney, PrenticePrentice McKinney Fr
DB 30 Gardner, ErnestErnest Gardner   Fr
LB 31 Okoronkwo, OgbonniaOgbonnia Okoronkwo   So
DB 35 Swayze, ColeCole Swayze Sr
DB 37 Hage, AnuarAnuar Hage Fr
DB 38 Bissoon, NajeeNajee Bissoon   So
DB 39 Owens, DariusDarius Owens   So
LB 40 Lindley, P. L.P. L. Lindley   Sr
DB 41 Walker, JesseJesse Walker   So
LB 42 Hunter, RubenRuben Hunter   So
DE 46 Campbell, GabrielGabriel Campbell Fr
DT 50 Garnett, CourtneyCourtney Garnett   Fr
LB 50 McGinnis, ArthurArthur McGinnis Fr
LB 51 Newhouse–Parker, CadeCade Newhouse–Parker So
DE 55 Mann, KennethKenneth Mann Fr
DT 57 Lampkin, Du'VontaDu'Vonta Lampkin Fr
DT 58 Frazier, ChaseChase Frazier   So
DT 59 Snowden, KaneKane Snowden   Jr
DE 80 Ijalana, IsaacIsaac Ijalana   So
LB 84 Rodriguez, DaltonDalton Rodriguez So
DE 87 Ward, D. J.D. J. Ward   So
DT 90 Gallimore, NevilleNeville Gallimore Fr
DE 91 Tapper, CharlesCharles Tapper (C) Sr
DT 92 Romar, MatthewMatthew Romar   So
DT 93 Wade, JordanJordan Wade   Jr
DT 94 Dimon, MattMatt Dimon Jr
DE 95 Roberts, AustinAustin Roberts Jr
DE 96 Tate, MitchMitch Tate   Sr
DT 97 Walker, CharlesCharles Walker   So
DT 98 Overton, MarquiseMarquise Overton Fr
DE 99 Orso–Bacchus, DwayneDwayne Orso–Bacchus   Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 36 Pfau, KyleKyle Pfau So
P 38 Steed, JackJack Steed   Jr
K 39 Hodgson, NickNick Hodgson   Sr
LS 42 Horky, WesleyWesley Horky So
K 43 Seibert, AustinAustin Seibert Fr
K 47 Hosek, EricEric Hosek   Sr
LS 57 Aubel, JackJack Aubel Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Lincoln RileyOffensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks
  • Cale GundyAssistant Head Coach / Inside Receivers / Director of Recruiting
  • Dennis Simmons – Outside Receivers
  • Bill Bedenbaugh – Offensive Line
  • Jay BoulwareRunning Backs / Fullbacks / Special Teams Coordinator
  • Mike StoopsAssociate Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator / Outside Linebackers
  • Tim KishInside Linebackers
  • Kerry CooksDefensive Backs
  • Diron Reynolds - Defensive 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 You - Defensive Quality Control / Special Teams Quality Control
  • Ryan Allgood - Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Tyler Tettleton – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Courtney Viney - Defensive Graduate Assistant

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

Roster
Last update: October 5, 2015

Game summariesEdit

AkronEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting
Akron Zips at #19 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[26]
1 2 3 4 Total
Akron 0 3 0 0 3
#19 Oklahoma 3 14 21 3 41

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK

  • Date: September 5, 2015
  • Game time: 6:06 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 91 °F (33 °C) • Wind: S 15 • Weather: Mostly Sunny
  • Game attendance: 85,370
  • Referee: Referee: Eddy Shelton • Umpire: Rick Podraza • Linesman: Rick Smith • Line judge: Keith Garmond • Back judge: Terry White • Field judge: Nick Lave • Side judge: Jim Murphy • Center judge: Vidal Jones
  • TV announcers (FSOK (PPV)): Ron Thulin (Play-by-play),[27] Dave Lapham (Color)[27] & Chad McKee (Sideline)[27]
Game information

TennesseeEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2014 W 34–10
#19 Oklahoma Sooners at #23 Tennessee Volunteers – Game summary[28]
1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
#19 Oklahoma 0 3 0 14 7 7 31
#23 Tennessee 10 7 0 0 7 0 24

at Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN

  • Date: September 12, 2015
  • Game time: 6:01 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 72 °F (22 °C) • Wind: NW 8 • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 102,455
  • Referee: Referee: Mike Defee • Umpire: Richard Richeson • Linesman: Al Green • Line judge: Quentin Givens • Back judge: Terry Jones • Field judge: Joe Blubaugh • Side judge: Lo van Pham • Scorer: Mike Cuttone
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Brad Nessler (Play-by-play),[29] Todd Blackledge (Color)[29] & Holly Rowe (Sideline)[29]
Game information

TulsaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
19–7–1 2014 W 52–7
Tulsa Golden Hurricane at #16 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[30]
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulsa 3 21 7 7 38
#16 Oklahoma 17 14 14 7 52

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK

  • Date: September 19, 2015
  • Game time: 11:05 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 65 °F (18 °C) • Wind: NE 18 • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 85,657
  • Referee: Referee: Brad Van Vark • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: George Gusman • Line judge: Jerod Phillips • Back judge: Gene Semko • Field judge: Lason Ledet • Side judge: Gene Semko • Center judge: Brian Alos
  • TV announcers (FS1): Tim Brando (Play-by-play),[31] Spencer Tillman (Color)[31] & Bruce Feldman (Sideline)[31]
Game information

West VirginiaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 2014 W 45–33
#23 West Virginia Mountaineers at #15 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[32]
1 2 3 4 Total
#23 West Virginia 0 7 17 0 24
#15 Oklahoma 7 17 10 10 44

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK

  • Date: October 3, 2015
  • Game time: 11:05 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 60 °F (16 °C) • Wind: ENE 8 • Weather: Sunny
  • Game attendance: 84,384
  • Referee: Referee: Alan Eck • Umpire: Tab Slaughter • Linesman: Cal McNeill • Line judge: Kelly Deterding • Back judge: Donnie Aultman • Field judge: Scott Gaines • Side judge: Anthony Fleming • Center judge: Chris Tallent
  • TV announcers (FS1): Joe Davis (Play-by-play),[33] Brady Quinn (Color)[33] & Kris Budden (Sideline)[33]
Game information

TexasEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
44–60–5 2014 W 31–26
#10 Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns  – Game summary[34]
1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Oklahoma 0 3 7 7 17
Texas 14 0 3 7 24

at Cotton BowlDallas, TX

  • Date: October 10, 2015
  • Game time: 11:07 a.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 69 °F (21 °C) • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance: 91,546
  • Referee: Referee: Cooper Castleberry • Umpire: Jim Adams • Linesman: Bill Scott • Line judge: Frank LeBlanc • Back judge: Joel Wetzel • Field judge: Randy Smith • Side judge: Jim Murphy • Scorer: Stacy Hardin
  • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough (Play-by-play),[35] Chris Spielman (Color)[35] & Todd McShay (Sideline)[35]
Game information

Kansas StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
72–19–4 2014 L 30–31
#19 Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas State Wildcats – Game summary[36]
1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Oklahoma 14 21 13 7 55
Kansas State 0 0 0 0 0

at Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS

  • Date: October 17, 2015
  • Game time: 2:41 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 60 °F (16 °C) • Wind: SE 13 • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 52,867
  • Referee: Referee: Dan Romeo • Umpire: Scott Teifer • Linesman: Andy Warner • Line judge: Marc Bovos • Back judge: Chris Alston • Field judge: Ed Vinzant • Side judge: Craig Faulkner • Scorer: Ken Ray
  • TV announcers (ABC): Dave Lamont (Play-by-play),[37] Ray Bentley (Color)[37] & Dawn Davenport (Sideline)[37]
Game information

Texas TechEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
16–6 2014 W 42–30
Texas Tech Red Raiders at #17 Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[38]
1 2 3 4 Total
Texas Tech 3 14 10 0 27
#17 Oklahoma 14 14 21 14 63

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK

  • Date: October 24, 2015
  • Game time: 2:35 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 60 °F (16 °C) • Wind: NE 14 • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 85,312
  • Referee: Referee: Mike Defee • Umpire: Robert Richeson • Linesman: Al Green • Line judge: Marc Bovos • Back judge: Terry Jones • Field judge: Joe Blubaugh • Side judge: Lo Van Pham • Center judge: Mike Cuttone
  • TV announcers (ABC/ESPN2): Adam Amin (Play-by-play),[39] Kelly Stouffer (Color)[39] & Olivia Harlan (Sideline)[39]
Game information

KansasEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
72–27–6 2014 W 44–7
#14 Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas Jayhawks – Game summary[40]
1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Oklahoma 21 17 17 7 62
Kansas 0 7 0 0 7

at Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS

  • Date: October 31, 2015
  • Game time: 2:35 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: 57 °F (14 °C) • Wind: W 9 • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 26,677
  • Referee: Referee: Brad Van Vark • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: George Gusman • Line judge: Jerod Phillips • Back judge: Brian Ernest • Field judge: Jason Ledet • Side judge: Gene Semko • Center judge: Brian Alos
  • TV announcers (FS1): Joe Davis (Play-by-play),[41] Brady Quinn (Color)[41] & Kris Budden (Sideline)[41]
Game information

Iowa StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
72–5–2 2014 W 59–14
Iowa State Cyclones at Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[42]
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 3 6 0 7 16
#14 Oklahoma 21 0 17 14 52

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK

  • Date: November 7, 2015
  • Game time: 6:02 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 59 °F (15 °C) • Wind: NNE 12 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 85,595
  • Referee: Referee: Eddy Shelton • Umpire: Rick Podraza • Linesman: Rick Smith • Line judge: Kelly Detering • Back judge: Terry White • Field judge: Nick Lave • Side judge: Jim Murphy • Center judge: Steve Baron
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Roy Philpott (Play-by-play)[43] & Jay Walker (Color)[43]
Game information

BaylorEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
21–3 2014 L 14–48
Oklahoma Sooners at Baylor Bears – Game summary[44]
1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Oklahoma 7 13 14 10 44
#4 Baylor 6 7 14 7 34

at McLane StadiumWaco, TX

  • Date: November 14, 2015
  • Game time: 7:14 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 55 °F (13 °C) • Wind: NNE 5 • Weather: Light rain
  • Game attendance: 49,875
  • Referee: Referee: Reggie Smith • Umpire: Scott Teifer • Linesman: Mike Moeller • Line judge: Mark Stewart • Back judge: Lyndon Nixon • Field judge: Matt Mills • Side judge: Tim Murray • Scorer: Dan Scanlan
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (Play-by-play),[45] Kirk Herbstreit (Color)[45] & Heather Cox (Sideline)[45]
Game information

TCUEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–5 2014 L 33–37
TCU Horned Frogs vs Oklahoma Sooners – Game summary[46]
1 2 3 4 Total
#11 TCU 7 0 6 16 29
#7 Oklahoma 7 16 7 0 30

at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK

  • Date: November 21, 2015
  • Game time: 7:14 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 36 °F (2 °C) • Wind: N 8 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 85,821
  • Referee: Referee: Alan Eck • Umpire: Tab Slaughter • Linesman: Cal McNeill • Line judge: Kelly Deterding • Back judge: Donnie Aultman • Field judge: Scott Gaines • Side judge: Anthony Fleming • Center judge: Chris Tallent
  • TV announcers (ABC): Brad Nessler (Play-by-play)[47] Todd Blackledge (Color)[47] & Holly Rowe (Sideline)[47]
Game information

Oklahoma State (Bedlam Series)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
84–18–7 2014 L 35–38
Oklahoma Sooners vs Oklahoma State Cowboys – Game summary[48]
1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Oklahoma 14 30 7 7 58
#9 Oklahoma State 10 10 3 0 23

at Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK

  • Date: November 28, 2015
  • Game time: 7:21 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: 34 °F (1 °C) • Wind: NNW 6 • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 58,231
  • Referee: Referee: Brad Van Vark • Umpire: Michael Cooper • Linesman: George Gusman • Line judge: Jerod Phillips • Back judge: Brian Ernest • Field judge: Jason Ledet • Side judge: Tim Murray • Center judge: Brian Alos
  • TV announcers (ABC): Chris Fowler (Play-by-play),[49] Kirk Herbstreit (Color),[49] Heather Cox (Sideline)[49] & Tom Rinaldi (Sideline)[49]
Game information

CFP PlayoffEdit

Clemson (Orange Bowl)Edit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2014 L 6–40
Oklahoma Sooners vs Clemson Tigers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Oklahoma 7 10 0 0 17
#1 Clemson 3 13 14 7 37

at Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL

Weekly AwardsEdit

PostseasonEdit

AwardsEdit

  • Ty Darlington
Academic All-America (First Team)[58]
  • Baker Mayfield
Burlsworth Trophy[59]

2016 NFL DraftEdit

The 2016 NFL Draft was held at the Auditorium Theatre and Grant Park in Chicago on April 28–30, 2016. The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as free agents following the draft.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Sterling Shepard WR 2nd 40 New York Giants
Charles Tapper DE 4th 101 Dallas Cowboys
Zack Sanchez CB 5th 141 Carolina Panthers
Devante Bond OLB 6th 183 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dominique Alexander LB Undrafted Cleveland Browns
Ty Darlington C Undrafted Tennessee Titans
Nila Kasitati OG Undrafted Washington Redskins
Durron Neal WR Undrafted Denver Broncos
Frank Shannon LB Undrafted Denver Broncos
Eric Striker LB Undrafted Buffalo Bills

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 Final 
AP 19 19 16 15 15 10 19 17 14 14 12 7 5 3 4 5 
Coaches 19 17 17 14 14 9 19 15 13 13 11 7 5 4 (2) 3 5 
CFP Not released 15 12 7 3 3 4 Not released


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