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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.
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.