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Archive for September 9th, 2017

Oklahoma Sooners Football definitely one of College Football’s best

Since the end of World War II, which started the modern era of college football, the Oklahoma Sooners are the nation’s #1 team with more wins 629 than any other program in the nation. Only Boise State owns a better winning percentage at .772, played fewer games 449, during that span than Oklahoma at .764.

No program has more all-time 10-win seasons than the Sooners, which has 37. Also, OU’s 22 seasons with at least 11 wins are the most in college football history.

Since 1999, when former head coach Bob Stoops arrived in Norman, Oklahoma, home of the university, the Sooners lead all Power Five conference programs in wins 191 and points scored at 8,968.

The Sooners are the highest scoring program in college football history with 34,540 points in 1,247 games.

Only Ohio State with 105 has been ranked #1 in the AP Poll more weeks than Oklahoma with 102. OU’s 395 weeks in the Associated Press’ top 5 are the most than any other school. 1936 was the date that the AP Poll was introduced to the public.

 

INFORMATION COMPILED FROM OKLAHOMA ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS GAME NOTES

 

Dayton Flyers Football hosting Southeast Missouri State today in home opener

DAYTON – The University of Dayton football team begins another season at Welcome Stadium Saturday when the Flyers play Southeast Missouri.  Kickoff is 1 p.m. ET.
Both teams are looking for their first win of the season.  Last week, Dayton lost in the final seconds 13-10 at Robert Morris, while SEMO fell at Kansas 38-16.
The first 300 fans at Saturday’s game will gain free admission to a University-sponsored tailgate.  Dayton Flyer koozies will also be handed out at the gate.
• Dayton coach Rick Chamberlin is in his 10th season as UD’s head coach.
• Quarterback Alex Jeske, linebacker Jack Crain and defensive end Nick Surges are the Flyer football captains this year.
• Christian Searles, a preseason All-America kick returner, is UD’s special teams captain.
• Eight Flyers made their first collegiate starts last week at Robert Morris, including quarterback Kyle Kaparos (13-18-0, 122 yards, 1 TD), linebacker Andrew McCormick (team-high 11 tackles, 6 solo, 2 TFL, 1 sack) and Flyer Andrew Lutgens (5 hits, 2 sacks).
• Dayton was 6-0 at home last year.  UD’s last loss at Welcome Stadium was in the first round of the 2015 FCS Playoffs.  UD has won 13 straight regular-season home games.
GOOD NEWS WORTH REPEATING
The Flyers entered the season with the third-best winning percentage (.761, 143-45) in FCS football since 2000 AND have produced the most football Academic All-Americans (26) at any level of competition in the same time frame.  The top five in winning percentage are Harvard (.799), North Dakota State (.761), Dayton (.757), Montana (.755), and San Diego (.719).
STREAKING
UD has not been shut out in a school-record 455 straight games, the best such active string in all of college football. The last team to shut out the Flyers was Marshall, 9-0, on Oct. 16, 1976. That is also the all-time FCS record.
SCOUTING THE REDHAWKS
• Southeast Missouri State comes to Dayton after dropping a 38-16 decision at the University of Kansas in week one of the season.
• Two-year starter Jesse Hosket completed 25 of 44 passes for 170 yards and both SEMO TD’s at Kansas.
• Linebacker Chad Meredith has started in 23 straight games.  He was named Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference after earning first team honors in 2016.  He led Southeast with five solo tackles (6 overall) at Kansas.
• The Redhawk front three averages just under 6-foot-2, 310 pounds.  Joshua Wilson, a two-year starter, is 5-foot-11, 330 pounds.
THE MAN AT THE TOP
• Rick Chamberlin is now in his tenth season in charge of the Flyer football program. His record is 74-28.
• He is third all-time in wins at Dayton, behind two members of the College Football Hall of Fame — Mike Kelly (246 wins) and Harry Baujan (124).
UP NEXT
• Dayton closes out the non-conference schedule at home against Duquesne on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m.
• Duquesne, like Robert Morris, is a member of the Northeast Conference.  NEC teams award 55 scholarship equivalencies.
• The Dukes were voted the NEC preseason favorite.
GAME PREVIEW WRITTEN BY Doug Hauschild; COURTESY DAYTON MEDIA RELATIONS

National Football Foundation TV schedule for NCAA Division I Football for Week 2

 

 

Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit, honored with the 2006 NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award as part of ESPN College GameDay, will be on the call for the ABC Saturday Night Football broadcast of No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 2 Ohio State. The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The American
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Fri., Sept. 8
6:30 p.m.
Memphis
at UCF
ESPNU
(Shawn Kenny, Al Groh)
Sat., Sept. 9
10:30 a.m.
USF
at Connecticut
ESPNEWS
(Mike Corey, Rene Ingoglia)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Tulane
at Navy
CBS Sports Network
(John Sadak, Randy Cross1, Sheehan Stanwick-Burch)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Villanova
at Temple
ESPN3
(Greg Mescall, Tyoka Jackson)
Sat., Sept. 9
4:00 p.m.
Louisiana
at Tulsa
ESPN3
(David Saltzman, George Wrighster)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
North Texas
at SMU
ESPN3
(Dave Raymond, Stanford Routt)
ACC
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
(16) Louisville
at North Carolina
ESPN
(Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy2, Tom Luginbill)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Northwestern
at Duke
ESPNU
(Mike Couzens, John Congemi)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Louisiana-Monroe
at (8) Florida State
ACC Network/Raycom Sports, also ESPN3/ACC Network Extra (subject to blackout)
(Tom Werme, Dave Archer, D.J. Shockley)
Sat., Sept. 9
12:30 p.m.
Jacksonville State
at Georgia Tech
RSN/ACC Network/ESPN3
(Wes Durham, James Bates, Rebecca Kaple)
Sat., Sept. 9
1:00 p.m.
Wake Forest
at Boston College
ACC Network/ESPN3
(Robert Lee, Matt Chatham)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Delaware
at Virginia Tech
ACC Network/ESPN3
(Drew Fellios, Forrest Conoly)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Indiana
at Virginia
ESPNU
(Dave Weekley, John Gregory)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Middle Tennessee
at Syracuse
ACC Network/ESPN3
(Doug Sherman, Doug Graber)
Sat., Sept. 9
6:00 p.m.
Marshall
at NC State
ACC Network/ESPN3
(Kevin Fitzgerald, Dustin Fox)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
(12) Auburn
at (3) Clemson
ESPN
(Steve Levy, Brian Griese2, Todd McShay)
Big Ten
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Fri., Sept. 8
8:00 p.m.
Ohio
at Purdue
FS1
(Tim Brando, Spencer Tillman, Holly Sonders)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Cincinnati
at (7) Michigan
ABC
(Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Florida Atlantic
at (11) Wisconsin
Big Ten Network
(Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen, Lisa Byington)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Towson
at Maryland
Big Ten Network
(Joe Beninati, Stanley Jackson)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh
at (4) Penn State
ABC
(Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Western Michigan
at Michigan State
Big Ten Network
(Brandon Gaudin, Glen Mason, Elise Menaker)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Eastern Michigan
at Rutgers
Big Ten Network
(Jason Horowitz, Chuck Long1)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:30 p.m.
(5) Oklahoma
at (2) Ohio State
ABC
(Chris Fowler3, Kirk Herbstreit3, Maria Taylor)
Sat., Sept. 9
8:00 p.m.
Western Kentucky
at Illinois
Big Ten Network
(Dave Revsine, J Leman2, Michelle McMahon)
Big 12
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Charlotte
at Kansas State
FOX Sports Net
(Ron Thulin, Gary Reasons1)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Iowa
at Iowa State
ESPN2
(Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Julie Stewart-Binks)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
East Carolina
at West Virginia
FS2
(Brian Custer, Ben Leber)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
San Jose State
at Texas
Longhorn Network
(Lowell Galindo, Ahmad Brooks, Kris Budden)
Sat., Sept. 9
4:00 p.m.
Central Michigan
at Kansas
FOX Sports Net
(Brendan Burke, David Anderson, Christian Steckel)
Sat., Sept. 9
8:00 p.m.
UTSA
at Baylor
FOX Sports Net
(Mark Followill, Brian Baldinger, Lesley McCaslin)
Conference USA
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Fri., Sept. 8
7:00 p.m.
Alcorn State
at Florida International
(Birmingham, Ala.)
None
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
Southern
at Southern Miss
Stadium on Facebook
(TBA, Max Starks, Shae Peppler)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:30 p.m.
Mississippi State
at Louisiana Tech
CBS Sports Network
(Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor, Jenny Dell)
Sat., Sept. 9
8:00 p.m.
Rice
at UTEP
C-USA TV
(Jon Teicher4, Bernie Ricono)
MAC
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:00 p.m.
UAB
at Ball State
ESPN3
(Jim Barbar, Hutson Mason)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Austin Peay
at Miami (Ohio)
ESPN3
(Jeff McCarrigher, Bobby Carpenter)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Eastern Illinois
at Northern Illinois
ESPN3
(Jordon Bernfield, Marcus Ray)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Howard
at Kent State
ESPN3
(Michael Reghi, Jerod Cherry2)
Sat., Sept. 9
6:00 p.m.
South Dakota
at Bowling Green
ESPN3
(Dan Gutowsky, Watson Brown)
Sat., Sept. 9
6:30 p.m.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
at Akron
ESPN3
(David Wilson, Travis Tannahill)
Mountain West
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Thurs., Sept. 7
8:00 p.m.
Idaho State
at Utah State
Stadium on Facebook
(Chris Hassel, Darius Walker, Francisco Rivera, Paige Zamora)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Abilene Christian
at Colorado State
Mountain West Network
(Brian Roth, Mark Driscoll, Kevin McGlue)
Sat., Sept. 9
4:00 p.m.
Gardner-Webb
at Wyoming
AT&T SportsNet
(Ari Wolfe, Sed Bonner, Brad Thompson)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
Toledo
at Nevada
ESPN3
(Trey Bender, Jay Taylor)
Sat., Sept. 9
8:00 p.m.
New Mexico State
at New Mexico
Stadium on Facebook
(Chris Hassel, Daniel Jeremiah, Shae Peppler)
Pac-12
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
2:00 p.m.
Texas State
at Colorado
Pac-12 Networks
(Jim Watson, Jeremy Bloom, Camryn Irwin)
Sat., Sept. 9
4:30 p.m.
Nebraska
at Oregon
FOX
(Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Bruce Feldman)
Sat., Sept. 9
5:00 p.m.
Hawai’i
at UCLA
Pac-12 Networks
(JB Long, Yogi Roth, Jill Savage)
Sat., Sept. 9
5:00 p.m.
Weber State
at California
Pac-12 Networks
(Ted Robinson, Glenn Parker)
Sat., Sept. 9
8:00 p.m.
Montana
at (9) Washington
Pac-12 Networks
(Guy Haberman, Chad Brown, Cindy Brunson)
Sat., Sept. 9
8:30 p.m.
(14) Stanford
at (6) USC
FOX
(Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft)
Sat., Sept. 9
10:00 p.m.
Minnesota
at Oregon State
FS1
(Justin Kutcher, Mark Helfrich, Petros Papadakis)
Sat., Sept. 9
10:30 p.m.
Boise State
at Washington State
ESPN
(Mark Jones, Rod Gilmore, Quint Kessenich)
Sat., Sept. 9
10:30 p.m.
Houston
at Arizona
ESPNU
(Clay Matvick, Kirk Morrison)
Sat., Sept. 9
11:00 p.m.
San Diego State
at Arizona State
Pac-12 Networks
(Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron, Lewis Johnson)
SEC
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Eastern Kentucky
at Kentucky
SEC Network
(Taylor Zarzour, Andre Ware1, Olivia Harlan)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
UT Martin
at Ole Miss
SEC Network
(Mike Morgan, Barrett Jones2, Richard Cross)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Northern Colorado
at Florida
SEC Network+
(Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers, Cole Cubelic)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Fresno State
at (1) Alabama
ESPN2
(Adam Amin, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
TCU
at Arkansas
CBS
(Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Allie LaForce)
Sat., Sept. 9
4:00 p.m.
Indiana State
at Tennessee
SEC Network
(David Neal, Matt Stinchcomb2, Dawn Davenport)
Sat., Sept. 9
4:00 p.m.
Alabama A&M
at Vanderbilt
SEC Network
(Mark Neely, Jay Walker, Desmond Purnell)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
South Carolina
at Missouri
ESPN2
(Anish Shroff, Mike Golic Jr., Roddy Jones)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
Nicholls State
at Texas A&M
ESPNU
(Roy Philpott, Tom Ramsey)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:30 p.m.
Chattanooga
at (13) LSU
SEC Network
(Joel Meyers, Brian Kinchen, Alex Corddry)
Sun Belt
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Fri., Sept. 8
8:00 p.m.
(10) Oklahoma State
at South Alabama
ESPN2
(Adam Amin, Dusty Dvoracek, Molly McGrath)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Savannah State
at Appalachian State
ESPN3
(Brock Bowling, Stan Lewter)
Sat., Sept. 9
4:00 p.m.
New Hampshire
at Georgia Southern
(Birmingham, Ala.)
ESPN3
(TBA)
Sat., Sept. 9
6:00 p.m.
Alabama State
at Troy
ESPN3
(Tiffany Greene, Rene Nadeau)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
UNLV
at Idaho
ESPN3
(Peter Young, Darius Walker)
Canceled due to hurricane
Miami (Fla.)
at Arkansas State
FBS Independents
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Buffalo
at Army
CBS Sports Network
(Ben Holden, Jay Feely, John Schriffen)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Old Dominion
at UMass
Eleven Sports Network/NESNplus
(Eric Frede, Andy Gresh)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:30 p.m.
(15) Georgia
at Notre Dame
NBC
(Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie1,2, Kathryn Tappen)
Sat., Sept. 9
10:15 p.m.
Utah
at BYU
ESPN2
(Mike Patrick, Tommy Tuberville, Paul Carcaterra)
FCS
Big Sky
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
4:05 p.m.
(2) North Dakota State
at (7) Eastern Washington
SWX/Pluto.Tv
(Sam Adams, Bill Ames)
NBC North Dakota/ESPN3
(Brian Shawn, Lee Timmerman, Ryan Gellner)
Sat., Sept. 9
5:00 p.m.
Missouri State
at (11) North Dakota
Midco Sports Network
(Alex Heinert, Ryan Kasowski, Greg Enkers)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
(22) Western Illinois
at Northern Arizona
NAU-TV
(Mitch Strohman, Kevin Stephens)
Sat., Sept. 9
8:00 p.m.
(4) South Dakota State
at Montana State
SWX
(Chris Byers, Mike Callaghan, Kyle Sherman)
Sat., Sept. 9
9:00 p.m.
Incarnate Word
at Sacramento State
Pluto.TV/WatchBigSky.com
(Jason Ross, Steve McElroy, Danny Sullivan)
Sat., Sept. 9
9:00 p.m.
San Diego
at UC Davis
Pluto.TV/WatchBigSky.com
(Scott Marsh, Doug Kelly)
Big South
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
1:00 p.m.
(19) Lehigh
at Monmouth
ESPN3
(Matt Harmon, Eddy Occhipinti)
Sat., Sept. 9
6:00 p.m.
Morehead State
at (20) Liberty
ESPN3/Big South Network
(Mike Tilley, Matt Warner, Rett McGibbon)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
Tennessee Tech
at Kennesaw State
WPCH/Big South Network
(Brian Katrek, Tutan Reyes, Chris Mooneyham)
CAA
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
1:00 p.m.
Stony Brook
at Rhode Island
CS Live
(Scott Sudikoff, Brandon Noble)
Sat., Sept. 9
3:30 p.m.
Bryant
at Maine
FCS Atlantic/GoBlackBears.com
(Dan Hannigan, Mike DeVito)
Sat., Sept. 9
6:00 p.m.
East Tennessee State
at (1) James Madison
Comcast SportsNet Plus
(Brendan McDaniels, Ken Dunek)
JMUSports.com
(Curt Dudley, Bennett Conlin)
MEAC
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Fri., Sept. 8
7:00 p.m.
Delaware State
at Hampton
HamptonPirates.com
(Richie Summerville, Jay Laing)
Sat., Sept. 9
1:00 p.m.
Albany
at Morgan State
Facebook
(Lamont Germany, Austin Ward)
Sat., Sept. 9
6:00 p.m.
William & Mary
at Norfolk State
NSUSpartans.com
(Ross Gordon, Maguell Davis)
Sat., Sept. 9
6:00 p.m.
Mars Hill (N.C.)
at North Carolina A&T
NCATAggies.com
(Donal Ware, Al Swann, Billy Covington)
Sat., Sept. 9
6:00 p.m.
Shaw (N.C.)
at North Carolina Central
NCCUEaglePride.com
(Jonathan Duren, Joe Simmons)
Postponed due to hurricane
TBD
(16) Charleston Southern
at South Carolina State
TBD
Missouri Valley
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
2:00 p.m.
Robert Morris
at (8) Youngstown State
ESPN3
(Jim Campbell, Drae Smith)
Sat., Sept. 9
5:00 p.m.
Cal Poly
at (21) Northern Iowa
ESPN3
(Brad Wells, Justin Surrency)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
Mississippi Valley State
at Southern Illinois
ESPN3
(Darren Kinnard, Mike Trude, Connor Onion)
Northeast
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Fordham
at Central Connecticut
NEC Front Row
(Bruce Biel, Marc Robbins)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Wagner
at St. Francis
ESPN3
(Paul Dottino, Kevin Gilbride)
Ohio Valley
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
(15) Central Arkansas
at Murray State
OVC Digital Network
(Neal Badley, Josh McKeel)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
Jackson State
vs. (23) Tennessee State
(Memphis, Tenn.)
Fox Sports South (Tape Delay)
(Pete Pranica, Brian Jordan)
Patriot League
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Holy Cross
at Bucknell
Patriot League Network
(Doug Birdsong, Kevin Herr)
Sat., Sept. 9
1:00 p.m.
(9) Richmond
at Colgate
Stadium
(Matt Martucci, Dave Owens)
Sat., Sept. 9
6:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart
at Lafayette
Patriot League Network
(Gary Laubach, Mike Joseph, John Leone)
Pioneer
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
1:00 p.m.
Southeast Missouri State
at Dayton
Spectrum Ohio
(TBA)
Sat., Sept. 9
1:00 p.m.
Stetson
at Marist
GoRedFoxes.com
(Geoff Brault, Ed Weir)
Sat., Sept. 9
2:00 p.m.
Duquesne
at Valparaiso
None
Sat., Sept. 9
6:00 p.m.
Georgetown
at Campbell
Big South Network
(Chris Hemeyer, Jay Sonnhalter, Andy Bowman)
Sat., Sept. 9
6:00 p.m.
Butler
at Franklin (Ind.)
FranklinGrizzlies.com
(None)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
Southwestern (Kan.)
at Drake
GoDrakeBulldogs.com
(Chuck Reed)
Southern
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Thurs., Sept. 7
7:00 p.m.
West Alabama
at (17) Samford
ESPN3
(Curt Bloom, Chad Pilcher, Hattie Breece)
Sat., Sept. 9
Noon
Presbyterian
at (14) The Citadel
(Clinton, S.C.)
Big South Network
(Ryan Clary)
Sat., Sept. 9
1:00 p.m.
Elon
at Furman
ESPN3
(Bob Mihalic, Sam Wyche)
Sat., Sept. 9
1:30 p.m.
Catawba (N.C.)
at VMI
ESPN3
(Wade Branner, Chris Graham)
Sat., Sept. 9
4:00 p.m.
(10) Wofford
at Mercer
ESPN3
(TBA)
Sat., Sept. 9
6:00 p.m.
Davidson
at Western Carolina
ESPN3
(Daniel Hooker, Kyle Rush, Katie Miller)
Southland
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
Southern Utah
at Stephen F. Austin
ESPN3
(Rob Meyers, Kevin Langford)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
Florida Tech
at McNeese State
McNeeseSports.com
(Tom Hoefer, Johnny Suydam, Ron Hayes)
Sat., Sept. 9
8:00 p.m.
Texas of the Permian Basin
at Lamar
ESPN3
(Dan Gresham, Lemont Williams)
Sat., Sept. 9
8:00 p.m.
Bethune-Cookman
at Southeastern Louisiana
Eleven Sports Network/Southland DN
(Lyn Rollins, Butch Alsandor, Meghan Kluth)
SWAC
Date
Time
Game
Network (Talent)
Thurs., Sept. 7
7:30 p.m.
(3) Sam Houston State
at Prairie View A&M
ESPNU
(Eric Clemons, Jay Walker)
Thurs., Sept. 7
8:30 p.m.
Houston Baptist
at Texas Southern
AT&T SW
(Butch Alsandor, Jorge Vargas, Nick Strong)
Sat., Sept. 9
7:00 p.m.
Northwestern State
at (24) Grambling State
YouTube
(Santoria Black, Ossie Clark, Leon Thomas, Nick Harrison)
1 – College Football Hall of Famer
2 – Former NFF National Scholar-Athlete
3 – NFF Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football honoree
4 – NFF John L. Toner Award recipient

 

******A number of games this week have been postponed, rescheduled or moved to a new location due to Hurricane Irma. The NFF will do its best to update the online version of this schedule if any more changes occur.*****

PHOTO COURTESY NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION

SCHEDULE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION

Oklahoma dominating in Big 12 Conference

The Oklahoma Sooners have completely dominated the Big 12 Conference this millennium. The school from Norman, which is a suburb of Oklahoma City, has won 10 Big 12 titles in the past 17 years. No other program during that span has won more than 2.

The Big 12 was formed in 1996 from members leaving the Big Eight and Southwest Confernces decided to form a new league. Since that time, OU has won 10 league titles with Texas having three, Baylor, Kansas State and Nebraska claiming two each and Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas A&M one each.

 

INFORMATION COMPILED FROM OKLAHOMA ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS GAME NOTES

Lincoln Riley begins new era for Oklahoma football with win over UTEP

Lincoln Riley (courtesy Oklahoma)

The Lincoln Riley era started with a bang last Saturday as the Oklahoma Sooners dealt UTEP a 56-7 shellacking in his debut as head coach of one of the top football program’s in the nation. He replaced long-time head coach Bob Stoops, who retired back in the spring.

The 34-year-old Texas native, who just celebrated his 34th birthday earlier this week on September 5, makes him the youngest head coach in FBS football.

That win over UTEP was witnessed by 86,076 fans at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. OU’s 111th consecutive home sellout.

Eight Sooners accounted for the team’s eight touchdowns. OU scored the game’s final 49 points and its 56 points are the most in a head coaching debut. Riley is the Sooners’ 22nd head coach.

Eight true freshman saw action for the Sooners in the game, three on offense and five on defense.

Oklahoma threw for 496 yards, their fifth most since 2000, while holding UTEP to 94 yards passing. The 402-yard difference through the air ranks as the second largest in school history. In 2011 against Kansas State, OU outgained the Wildcats by 462 yards (520-58).

Defensively, the Sooners gave UTEP 167 yards of offense, 73 rushing and 94 passing. It’s fewest since allowing to Kansas State 110 total yards in a 55-0 rout October 17, 2015.

 

INFORMATION COMPILED FROM OKLAHOMA ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS GAME NOTES

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