2008 Oklahoma Sooners Football Schedule

Final Record: 12-2, 7-1 (Big 12)
Date   Opponent Result Tickets
Aug. 30
Mocs Chattanooga Mocs
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK
Won 57-2
Sep. 6
Bearcats Cincinnati Bearcats
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK
Won 52-26
Sep. 13
Huskies at Washington Huskies
Husky Stadium, Seattle, WA
Won 55-14
Sep. 20
Open Date
Sep. 27
Horned Frogs TCU Horned Frogs
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK
Won 35-10
Oct. 4
Bears at Baylor Bears
Floyd Casey Stadium, Waco, TX
Won 49-17
Oct. 11
Longhorns Texas Longhorns
Cotton Bowl, Dallas, TX
Lost 45-35
Oct. 18
Jayhawks Kansas Jayhawks
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK
Won 45-31
Oct. 25
Wildcats at Kansas State Wildcats
Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS
Won 58-35
Nov. 1
Cornhuskers Nebraska Cornhuskers
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK
Won 62-28
Nov. 8
Aggies at Texas A&M Aggies
Kyle Field, College Station, TX
Won 66-28
Nov. 15
Open Date
Nov. 22
Red Raiders Texas Tech Red Raiders
Gaylord Family OK Mem. Stadium, Norman, OK
Won 65-21
Nov. 29
Cowboys at Oklahoma State Cowboys
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
Won 61-41
2008 Big 12 Championship Game
Dec. 6
Tigers Missouri Tigers
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Won 62-21
2009 FedEx BCS National Championship Game
Jan. 8
Gators Florida Gators
Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Lost 24-14

Oklahoma Headlines

    1. Day
      September 9, 2016 at 11:50 am

      “It’s both a justification and an excuse.”

      Yep, What’s the point of Houston playing an Oklahoma, winning by 10, going undefeated the rest of the season, winning they’re conference & conference championship & not making it to the CFP? It really depends on how (if) Oklahoma can run the table, how they win their games, scores, did they struggle…etc. The eye ball test will play a big factor in this at the end of the season, if Houston can beat their opponents by 30+ a game & beat a very good Louisville team, they still have to over come the other conference champions & favoritism from the Bama’s, Sooners, Clemson…etc, fans that will travel like the article says but if the Cougars loses then it is over for them anyways.

    2. Mazarati
      September 9, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      It won’t matter. Oklahoma will have more than one loss before the season is over.

    3. Stuart
      September 9, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      The question is would a 12-0 Houston get in over a 12-1 Stanford, Washington, Florida State, Michigan, say Georgia or take your pick from Baylor/Oklahoma/Texas/TCU winning the Big 12.

      The answer is no. Houston’s SOS require OU to run the table and Louisville to be a 10 game winner, and for the SOS of all those P5 to be well below norm. That wont happen. The SOS will kill UH as will the lack of quality opponents. And even if they manage to be 3rd or 4th in the polls the committee and computers will push UH to the 5th slot.

      The entire system is designed to lock out a hot G5 school like Boise State under Petersen (now UW coach) or Houston under Herman (who’s P5 coach will he be in January?). That wont change.

    4. Greg
      September 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      1. Let’s take one week at a time. Houston has not yet gone 12-0. In fact, at this point, they’re far away from that goal.

      2. I’d could successfully be argued that every single AAC team is better than Kansas. It could also be argued that at least 8 of them are better than Iowa State.

      3. I’d take more stock in this article if it wasn’t authored by a Big XII team supporter.

    5. Shep
      September 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      “First, the Sooners will play five times, think about that, five times more Power opponents than will the Cougars. If both teams are playing at the same level, it means, theoretically, that Oklahoma has a five times greater chance of losing in 10 of the 12 weeks than does Houston.”

      So every P5 school is 2x as difficult as every G5 team? Gimmie a break. Yes, they’re in no question.

    6. lost in Va.
      September 9, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      yes, to a 13-0 Houston team being above Oklahoma in the CFP….but not over a 5 loss SEC squad….

    7. David
      September 9, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      I’d say the committee can say the same thing they said before. Houston, you won a Conference Championship Game. That’s an extra data point. The XII doesn’t have a conference championship game, and that matters.

    8. Patrick Ray
      September 10, 2016 at 6:38 am

      Thought-provoking article; well done. Long way to go though.

      One thing to think of is the human element. While the stats regarding SOS may back up your point, the committee may take Houston instead due to the critical backlash (and potential political backlash) that would occur in this scenario. Remember that when Utah was left out of the BCS, Senator Orin Hatch got involved to press the case which eventually led to changes in G5 access. With the committee now in place, do they risk a similar situation.

    9. Yang
      September 10, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Head-to-head win should have much more weight.

      • David
        September 10, 2016 at 11:32 am

        Indeed Yang, a better what if scenario would be a conference champion Texas with one loss vs. an undefeated Houston. Who goes then, when there’s no head to head?

    10. Tony
      September 11, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      If the
      cougars draw a crowd of 35000 to 45000. I think they will get in but I am reasonable sure this won’t do this, this year. What does 2017-18 schedule look like?

    11. BambiB
      September 11, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Sorry, no. If Houston is perfect and Oklahoma lost to Houston, Houston should go and Oklahoma should learn to take their non-conference games more seriously.

    12. Patrick
      September 13, 2016 at 3:19 am

      schedule doesn’t matter as much as head to head takes care of it…And this is biased. Power 5 team doesn’t automatically mean good. There were 5 teams ranked in the top 25 from the AAC last year. That doesn’t come easy as voters always want teams to prove it if your from the G5 (unlike teams like Florida who get gifted rankings). By the end of the Year USF will also be ranked and high too so that’s another ranked opponent Houston faces. No way Oklahoma hops Houston (assuming Houston goes undefeated and OK runs the table).

    13. Robert
      September 13, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      ou should end up with at least 3 loses…..Houston, Ohio St and TEXAS….so none of this will be an issue

    14. Vox
      September 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      Don’t think your plan accounted for Louisville crushing FSU 63-20. If both remain undefeated UofH can knock off 2 top 5 opponents. That should be plenty to give them a much deserved shot at the playoffs.

    15. stevereenie
      September 22, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      Never Mind…………………..

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    1. Daniel Carbo
      July 6, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Awesome! So glad to see Temple continuing to schedule strong!

    2. Z Man
      July 6, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      Temple could join the Big 12 soon

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    1. Day
      January 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Nice to see these two playing each other again.

      • cdatoycannon
        October 26, 2016 at 4:52 pm

        Yeah even if I might die of old age first. Wonder if they have any plans for 2055 yet when I turn 100?

    2. David
      January 20, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Consider that OU used to play Texas as an OOC every year. That they restore an OOC series with Nebraska simply puts their schedule back where it used to be.

    3. Lost in Va.
      January 20, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      ’bout time! Great move………now, need the Aggies and ‘Horns to get back to the table.

      • Roll Tide
        January 20, 2016 at 10:31 pm

        Aggies will never schedule a matchup against Texas. The SEC hardly ever wants to travel for an away game. But if they do, it will be the only power 5 non-conference game they play, totaling just 9 power 5 games.

        Roll Tide Roll

      • Kevin Kelley
        January 20, 2016 at 11:11 pm

        How many user names are you going to use?

      • Gator Hater
        January 20, 2016 at 11:34 pm

        Alabama never does true road games OOC. Most of the SEC does

      • An unbaised assessmetn
        January 21, 2016 at 10:45 am

        Because of the neutral-site conference game with Arkansas, A&M can only play non-conference road games in odd-numbered years and still have seven home games. They’ve already scheduled games for 2017 (at UCLA), 2019 (at Clemson), 2021 (at Colorado) and 2025 (at Notre Dame).

        Texas wants to a play a more national schedule, and if they play a home-and-home with A&M, they end up with nine or ten games in the state of Texas. They would rather play at USC, at Ohio State and at Michigan.

        Conceptually, they could play a home-and-home in 2023 (at Texas) and 2015 (at A&M), but I think the administrations of both schools have simply moved on.

    4. Day
      January 21, 2016 at 10:54 am

      I agree Kevin, I caught onto it a long time ago, he just sounds stupid & pathetic! Does he not know that the Aggies are based out of Texas? So technically how is that the Aggies would be traveling anywhere, their already in the same state. Meanwhile Bama just won a national championship & he is the only bama fan who is bashing the SEC with his garbage about 9 game conference & OOC games. All the Bama fans I know are celebrating & enjoying the championship, Roll Tide, just give it up! You are no Bama fan, just someone that sounds lonely with all your other accounts as well, sad.

    5. Donna
      January 24, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      we will proba lt be dead by then

    6. cdatoycannon
      October 26, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      I’ve missed this matchup. It was tradition to watch these two teams go at it the week of Thanksgiving and many of those games were very exciting. It’s a shame that they can’t play each other annually or at least more frequently than they do now. That 1971 contest still goes down in my opinion as one of the most exciting games that I’ve ever watched.

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    1. Todd
      May 21, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      Great matchup for both teams. Let’s hope Tulane can get to a place where they can win one or two before these games happen.

    2. Billy
      May 22, 2015 at 9:59 am

      Who knows by the time the 2021 game comes around ,Tulane along with Cincinnati, could be part of the Big 12 Conference. Still have to believe the Big 12 is looking for and speaking to schools about making their conference whole (12) again. These two mentioned schools in many regards make a lot of sense (tv markets, recruiting in two important states for high school football, and finding something closer for West Virginia).

      • Phil B
        May 22, 2015 at 7:18 pm

        I think Memphis has to be considered on the Big 12’s list too. Better overall sports program than Tulane and a much larger school.

    3. Matt
      May 22, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      I was curious when your Pac-12 and Mtn West helmet schedules might be out? Not trying to be pushy, it’s just I love your guys helmet schedule.

    4. GEG
      May 25, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      Let’s see if Stoops will be around for this game. His seat is getting warm.

      • Steve Lees
        February 14, 2016 at 12:59 am

        Seriously Greg? Coach Stoops just took the Sooners to the playoff and is favored to win the Big 12 and return to the playoff and contend for a National Championship. How, pray tell does that and his entire performance as one of the winningest coaches at one of the winningest programs of all time make his seat warm? Either you’re an Oklahoma Sooner hater or you’re high as a kite!…..#OUDNA

    5. DB
      July 29, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      Resume the Battle of the Bell and play Southern Miss – especially since they are bad now and Tulane has a good chance at winning!

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    1. Phil B
      May 3, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      schedule up sooners!

    2. I hate K-state
      May 4, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Sooners are going to get a beat down!

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