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2015 NFL Draft: Russell Athletic Bowl Scouting Preview – Oklahoma vs. Clemson

Both Oklahoma and Clemson have excellent draft prospects worth taking a look at in this bowl game, particularly on the edges. Oklahoma senior offensive tackles Daryl Williams and Tyrus Thompson will have their hands full with a very explosive edge rusher in senior Vic Beasley. It’ll also be interesting to see how Clemson’s offense performs after losing their starting QB Deshaun...
Via Optimum Scouting
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sooners get back 3 key players for bowl vs Clemson

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says three key offensive players - quarterback Trevor Knight, running back Samaje Perine and wide receiver Sterling Shepard - should be ready to play when the Sooners face No. 18 Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Stoops said Wednesday that Knight has looked sharp since returning to practice Saturday. Knight suffered a neck injury...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Irish Insights: Receiver Rant, Recruiting, 2015 Season

    Receiver Rant.....In all the despair that is currently in play in South Bend, a glaring oversight is occuring in college football.And it perhaps could be because of the season the Irish are having.Or bias.'If Notre Dame is losing, maybe the roster is minus some talent.'The Biletnikoff Award watch list announced it's 10 semifinalists on Monday, the trophy thrown to the best...
Via Football Nation
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas has been competitive more often than not under Bowen

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma has turned back the clock, with old-school results. With quarterback Trevor Knight and star wide receiver Sterling Shepard nursing injuries, the 23rd-ranked Sooners have found their identity with an offense heavy on power football and option plays. Three weeks ago, Oklahoma ran for 510 yards in a 59-14 win over Iowa State, the most yards rushing for the...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas has been competitive more often than not under Bowen

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma has turned back the clock, with old-school results. With quarterback Trevor Knight and star wide receiver Sterling Shepard nursing injuries, the 23rd-ranked Sooners have found their identity with an offense heavy on power football and option plays. Three weeks ago, Oklahoma ran for 510 yards in a 59-14 win over Iowa State, the most yards rushing for the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 23 Oklahoma running game concerns Kansas

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma has found its identity with a bruising running game. With quarterback Trevor Knight and star wide receiver Sterling Shepard nursing injuries, the 23rd-ranked Sooners have turned to an offense heavy on power football and option plays. Three weeks ago, Oklahoma (7-3, 4-3 Big 12) ran for 510 yards in a 59-14 win over Iowa State, the most yards rushing for...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas-Oklahoma Preview

Injuries are piling up for Oklahoma, but another strong rushing performance against a struggling opponent should prevent that from being an issue. With quarterback Trevor Knight out again, the No. 23 Sooners look to continue their dominance of Kansas on Saturday in order to avoid their first three-game home skid in 17 years. Oklahoma (7-3, 4-3 in Big 12) will be without Knight for...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops, Sterling Shepard win Disney Sports Spirit Award

Bob Stoops and Sterling Shepard have won the Disney Sports Spirit Award which goes to college football's most-inspirational figure. Shepard, a junior receiver on the Oklahoma football team and Stoops, the coach at Oklahoma since 1999, will be honored at the Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 11 in Florida. Shepard's father Derrick played receiver at Oklahoma and was a graduate...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Stoops brushes off Sooners' boo birds following home loss to Baylor

NORMAN, Okla. - The crowd booed and the Sooners lost in grand fashion. Hard to remember either of the two happening in Norman in a long time. Oklahoma lost to Baylor 48-14 on Saturday, ending any chance of a successful season for the Sooners and before the fans flooded out well before the game was official, a good number booed. And loudly. After the game, coach Bob Stoops was defiant...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

35 predictions for Oklahoma vs. Baylor

The game supposed to be for the Big 12 title is now at 11 a.m. Seems like there is something wrong with that. Instead of Baylor and Oklahoma battling for the conference crown, the bigger game in the Big 12 – and the nation – is in Fort Worth, Texas, where TCU is home against Kansas State. Just like we all predicted, right? The point is, no one can guess what's going to...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor-Oklahoma Capsule

No. 10 Baylor (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) at No. 16 Oklahoma (6-2, 3-2),Noon ET (Fox Sports 1) Line: Oklahoma by 6 1/2. Series Record: Oklahoma leads 21-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE Baylor and is trying to stay within reach of leader Kansas State in the conference race and in the mix for a spot in the playoff. A second straight win over the Sooners would be another key step to the Bears establishing...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12, national implications for TCU vs K-State

Things to watch in Week 11 of the Big 12 Conference season, when two huge games Saturday will impact the upper half of the standings. GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 9 Kansas State at No. 6 TCU. The game matching Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson against his alma mater will have huge implications in the Big 12 race - and the College Football Playoff rankings. While K-State (7-1, 5-0) tops...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor-Oklahoma Preview

(AP) - Baylor coach Art Briles admits he was a bit surprised by how quarterback Bryce Petty answered questions after the No. 10 Bears' bounce-back victory. "But I was kind of pleased," Briles said Monday. In the postgame interview after Petty threw three touchdowns and Baylor scored on 11 consecutive possessions in a 60-14 victory over Kansas last Saturday, the usually talkative...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Stoops: WR Shepard should play vs. Baylor

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops expects injured receiver Sterling Shepard to be ready for No. 16 Oklahoma's showdown with No. 10 Baylor on Saturday. Shepard left last weekend's game against Iowa State with a groin strain after catching a 46-yard pass on the Sooners' first offensive play. Stoops said Monday that it seemed minor when it was checked out Sunday, but the...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 25 Capsules

AMES, Iowa (AP) Trevor Knight became the first FBS player this season to throw three touchdown passes and rush for three scores, helping No. 19 Oklahoma beat Iowa State 59-14 on Saturday. Knight had 230 yards passing and a career-high 146 yards rushing for the Sooners (6-2, 3-2 Big 12). They gained a season-high 751 yards in beating the Cyclones for the 43rd time in their past 45...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 19 Oklahoma pounds Iowa State 59-14

AMES, Iowa (AP) Oklahoma's Trevor Knight became the first FBS player this season to throw three TD passes and rush for three touchdowns in a game and the 19th-ranked Sooners trounced Iowa State 59-14 on Saturday. Knight had 230 yards passing, a career-high 146 yards rushing and six total scores for the Sooners (6-2, 3-2 Big 12). They gained a season-high 751 yards in beating the...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 11 Sooners kicking selves in one-point loss to No. 14 Wildcats

NORMAN, Okla. — Michael Hunnicutt missed a 19-yard field goal late as No. 14 Kansas State held off No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30 on Saturday afternoon. Oklahoma, trailing by a point in the fourth quarter, drove to the Kansas State 1-yard line, but couldn't punch the ball in. Hunnicutt then missed the short field goal that would have put the Sooners ahead with 3:53 remaining. Kansas State...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 14 Kansas State beats No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Michael Hunnicutt missed a 19-yard field goal late as No. 14 Kansas State held off No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30 on Saturday afternoon. Oklahoma, trailing by a point in the fourth quarter, drove to the Kansas State 1-yard line, but couldn't punch the ball in. Hunnicutt then missed the short field goal that would have put the Sooners ahead with 3:53 remaining. Kansas State...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 11 Oklahoma returns with 31-26 win over Texas

DALLAS (AP) Alex Ross had a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, Zack Sanchez scored on a 43-yard interception return and No. 11 Oklahoma held on for another bounce-back victory under coach Bob Stoops, beating Texas 31-26 in the Red River rivalry Saturday. Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) used those big returns to go ahead to stay despite only 29 total yards in the first half. Trevor...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sooners brush off tough loss, gear up for Longhorns

NORMAN, Okla. - In between sound bites of Oklahoma coaches and players talking about how their execution wasn't good in the loss against TCU last week and how this week's matchup against Texas is just another game, we learned a few things. A few nuggets from Monday's meeting with the media: Keith Ford may play. He also may not play Samaje Perine has run for seven touchdowns and more...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma WR Shepard becoming a star

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma receivers coach Jay Norvell believes Sterling Shepard is in an elite category. That doesn't mean his star is above some prodding. When Shepard slows down a bit in practice, Norvell sometimes brings up the name of a former Sooner great - Ryan Broyles, the all-time FBS leader in receptions. ''I grabbed him (Shepard) a few weeks ago - he was kind of dragging...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Knight leads No. 4 Oklahoma to win over Tennessee

  Trevor Knight passed for 308 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to help No. 4 Oklahoma defeat Tennessee 34-10 on Saturday night. Sterling Shepard caught five passes for 109 yards and Keith Ford caught a touchdown pass and ran for a score for Oklahoma (3-0), which won its seventh straight game dating to last season. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops got the best of the Southeastern...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 4 Oklahoma beats Tennessee 34-10

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Trevor Knight passed for 308 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to help No. 4 Oklahoma defeat Tennessee 34-10 on Saturday night. Sterling Shepard caught five passes for 109 yards and Keith Ford caught a touchdown pass and ran for a score for Oklahoma (3-0), which won its seventh straight game dating to last season. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops got the...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma QB Knight returns to spotlight

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Trevor Knight and Oklahoma have another chance to knock off a Southeastern Conference team. Oklahoma's sophomore quarterback, best known for his MVP performance in the Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, will face Tennessee on Saturday night. It will be Knight's first real test since ripping Alabama for 348 yards and four touchdowns in January. This season, Knight has...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee-Oklahoma Preview

(AP) - Oklahoma's defense has been lights out, especially before halftime. In their season-opening win against Louisiana Tech, the Sooners allowed three points in the first half - and those came with 4 seconds left in the second quarter. Last Saturday, Oklahoma shut Tulsa out before the break and allowed 95 yards. The fourth-ranked Sooners have outscored their opponents 62-3 in the...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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