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2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Team
2016 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big 12 champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 35-19 vs. Auburn
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 5
2016 record11-2 (9-0 Big 12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorLincoln Riley (2nd season)
Offensive schemeAir raid
Defensive coordinatorMike Stoops (10th season)
Base defense3-4
CaptainJordan Evans
Baker Mayfield
Samaje Perine
Ahmad Thomas
Home stadiumGaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 86,112)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 5 Oklahoma $   9 0         11 2  
No. 11 Oklahoma State   7 2         10 3  
No. 18 West Virginia   7 2         10 3  
Kansas State   6 3         9 4  
TCU   4 5         6 7  
Baylor   3 6         7 6  
Texas   3 6         5 7  
Texas Tech   3 6         5 7  
Iowa State   2 7         3 9  
Kansas   1 8         2 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season, the 122nd season of Sooner football. The team was led by two-time Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award winner, Bob Stoops, in his 18th season as head coach. They played their home games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They are a charter member of the Big 12 Conference.

Conference play began on October 1, 2016, with a 52-46 win against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas and ended with a 38-20 win against Oklahoma State on December 3, 2016, in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma finished conference play with a 9-0 record winning their eleventh Big 12 Championship and second consecutive championship in a row.

Oklahoma by winning the conference was invited to play in the 2017 Sugar Bowl against the Auburn Tigers which they won 35-19. Oklahoma finished the season with an 11-2 record.

Previous season and offseason

The 2015 Oklahoma Sooners football team finished the regular season with an 11-1 record winning their ninth Big 12 Championship. Their only regular-season loss was against Texas in the Red River Showdown. Oklahoma became bowl eligible after defeating Texas Tech on October 24, 2015. Oklahoma was selected as the fourth seed to play in the 2015 College Football playoff against first seed Clemson in the Orange Bowl, which ended up being a 37-17 loss. Oklahoma finished the season 11-2.

Personnel

Coaching staff

Name Position Alma mater Joined Staff
Bob Stoops Head Coach Iowa (1983) 1999
Mike Stoops Defensive Coordinator / Outside Linebackers / Associate Head Coach Iowa (1986) 1999/2012
Cale Gundy Inside Wide Receivers Coach / Assistant Head Coach / Director of Recruiting Oklahoma (1994) 1999
Jay Boulware Special Team Coordinator / Running Backs Coach / Fullbacks Coach Texas (1996) 2013
Lincoln Riley Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach Texas Tech (2006) 2015
Tim Kish Inside Linebackers Coach Otterbein (1976) 2012
Bill Bedenbaugh Assistant offensive coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Iowa Wesleyan (1995) 2013
Kerry Cooks Assistant defensive coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach Iowa (1993) 2015
Dennis Simmons Outside Wide Receivers Coach BYU (1997) 2015
Calvin Thibodeaux Defensive Line Coach Oklahoma (2006) 2016
Merv Johnson Director of Operations Missouri (1953) 1979
Jerry Schmidt Director of Sports Enhancement Nebraska (1986) 1999
Matt McMillen Assistant A.D. Football Operations Kansas State (1985) 1999

Roster

Schedule

Oklahoma announced their 2016 football schedule on November 24, 2015. The 2016 schedule consists of 6 home games, 4 away games and 2 neutral-site games in the regular season. The Sooners will host two non-conference games against Louisiana-Monroe and Ohio State and travel to Houston, Texas to play Houston in NRG Stadium, a non-conference game at a neutral site. Oklahoma will host Kansas State, Kansas, Baylor and Oklahoma State, and travel to TCU, Texas Tech, Iowa State and West Virginia in regular conference play. Oklahoma will play the Texas Longhorns in Dallas, Texas at the Cotton Bowl stadium on October 8 for the Red River Showdown, the 111th game played of the series.[1]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 311:00 a.m.vs. No. 15 Houston*No. 3ABCL 23-3371,016
September 106:00 p.m.Louisiana-Monroe*No. 14FSN PPVW 59-1787,037
September 178:00 p.m.No. 3 Ohio State*No. 14
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FOXL 24-4587,979
October 14:00 p.m.at No. 21 TCUFOXW 52-4645,000
October 811:00 a.m.vs. TexasNo. 20FS1W 45-4092,100
October 1511:00 a.m.Kansas StateNo. 19
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ESPNW 38-1786,049
October 227:00 p.m.at Texas TechNo. 16FOXW 66-5960,478
October 296:00 p.m.KansasdaggerNo. 16
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
FS1W 56-386,301
November 36:30 p.m.at Iowa StateNo. 12ESPNW 34-2450,662
November 1211:30 a.m.No. 25 BaylorNo. 9
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ABC/ESPN2W 45-2486,249
November 197:00 p.m.at No. 10 West VirginiaNo. 8ABCW 56-2857,645
December 311:30 a.m.No. 11 Oklahoma StateNo. 7
  • Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series)
FOXW 38-2087,527
January 2, 20177:30 p.m.vs. No. 17 Auburn*No. 7ESPNW 35-1954,077
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summaries

Houston

Overall record Last meeting Result
2-0 2004 W 63-13

Louisiana-Monroe

Overall record Last meeting Result
1-0 2013 W 34-0

Ohio State

Overall record Last meeting Result
1-1 1983 L 14-24

Kickoff was delayed from the original start time of 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. due to lightning and thunderstorms in the vicinity of the University of Oklahoma.

TCU

Overall record Last meeting Result
10-5 2015 W 30-29

Texas

Overall record Last meeting Result
44-61 2015 L 17-24

Kansas State

Overall record Last meeting Result
73-19-4 2015 W 55-0

Texas Tech

Overall record Last meeting Result
17-6 2015 W 63-27

Kansas

Overall record Last meeting Result
73-27-6 2015 W 62-7

Iowa State

Overall record Last meeting Result
73-5-2 2015 W 52-16

Baylor

Overall record Last meeting Result
22-3 2015 W 44-34

West Virginia

Overall record Last meeting Result
6-2 2015 W 44-24

Oklahoma State

Overall record Last meeting Result
85-18-7 2015 W 58-23

Auburn (Sugar Bowl)

Overall record Last meeting Result
1-0 1972 W 40-22

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final
AP 3 14 14 25 RV 20 19 16 16 12 9 8 7 7 7 5
Coaches 3 13 14 RV RV 22 20 16 15 11 9 8 7 7 7 3
CFP Not released 14 11 9 8 9 7 Not released

2017 NFL Draft

The 2017 NFL Draft was held in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia on April 27-29, 2017. The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as free agents following the draft.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Joe Mixon RB 2nd 48 Cincinnati Bengals
Dede Westbrook WR 4th 110 Jacksonville Jaguars
Samaje Perine RB 4th 114 Washington Redskins
Jordan Evans LB 6th 193 Cincinnati Bengals
Ahmad Thomas S Undrafted Oakland Raiders
Jordan Wade DT Undrafted Oakland Raiders
Charles Walker DT Undrafted New Orleans Saints
Geno Lewis WR Undrafted Cincinnati Bengals


References

  1. ^ "2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Oklahoma vs Houston (Sep 3,2016)". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. September 3, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Louisiana-Monroe vs Oklahoma (Sep 10, 2016)". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. September 10, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Ohio State vs Oklahoma (Sep 17, 2016)". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. September 17, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Oklahoma @ TCU (Oct 1, 2016)". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. October 1, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Texas vs Oklahoma (Oct 8, 2016)". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. October 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Kansas State vs Oklahoma (Oct 15, 2016)". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. October 15, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Oklahoma vs Texas Tech (Oct 22, 2016)". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. October 22, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Kansas vs Oklahoma (Oct 29, 2016)". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. October 29, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Oklahoma vs Iowa State (Nov 3, 2016)". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. November 3, 2016.

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