Oklahoma (2-0) vs. Fresno State (1-1)
2:30 p.m. CST. Owen Field/Norman, Okla.
Television and Radio
The game is available via pay per view telecast only. Dean Blevins and Bill Land will call the game on the pay per view broadcast. The game can also be heard on the radio locally on KOMA 1520 AM. To listen the OU radio broadcast live on the internet, click the link below and then click the 'audio' link next on the right hand column of the Fresno State game.
About Fresno State
The Bulldogs picked up their first victory of the 2003 season last week with a 16-14 win over rival Oregon State at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno... Jeff Grady, brother of OU freshmen quarterback Tommy Grady, passed for a career-high 276 yards in picking up his first win as a starter. The Bulldgos lost to Tennessee (24-6) in their season opener.... Last week's win over Oregon State was the Bulldogs' sixth against a team from a BCS conference. Each their six wins have come since the 2000 season, and that is more than any other non-BCS program during that time...Fresno State has played 19 BCS opponents since the arrival of Head Coach Pat Hill. They lost their first nine meetings against opponents from BCS conferences, but only by an average of 14 points...The Bulldogs are 4-4 against their last eight ranked opponents and are 1-8 all-time against Big 12 Conference opponents....Fresno State finished the 2002 season 9-5 after beating Georgia Tech in the Silicon Valley Bowl. Their opponents last season combined for a record of 42-19, and each of their five losses came against teams who spent time in the Top 25 at one point or time during the season.
Saturday will be the first ever meeting between the Sooners and Bulldogs, but the trip won't be their first to the Sooner State. The Bulldogs played at Oklahoma State in 1987. The Sooners are also the first top-ranked opponent the Bulldogs have ever faced in football.
Oklahoma is No. 1 in both the ESPN/USA Today and Associated Press polls. Fresno State is unranked.
Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops, who is in his fifth season in Norman, is 45-9 overall. Fresno State Head Coach Pat Hill is in his seventh season at Fresno and is 47-31.
Accessing the Stadium
·Students and suite and club seat holders may enter the stadium two hours prior to kickoff. All others may enter 90 minutes before kickoff.
·Gates for general public entry are 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 12.
·The OU student entry gates are 8 and 12.
·Gate 4 is limited to Santee Lounge and patrons with disabilities, who may also enter through any of the other gates.
·East side suite and club seat holders may enter through gate 10 or any other gate. An interior entrance for club and suite holders also exists inside the stadium at gate 10 for patrons who may have entered the stadium at another location.
·Pedestrians coming to the stadium from the north can walk south down Asp Avenue., then follow sidewalks to the east of Oklahoma Memorial Union. Fans can also go west on sidewalks south of the Union that run through an area between the Library and the College of Business to a sidewalk on the north end of Van Fleet Oval. Asp is not open all the way to the stadium due to construction on the Price College of Business. Also available are the sidewalks down Jenkins Avenue., which is one block east of Asp.
Except for items pertaining to medical conditions or child care, all bags, backpacks, video cameras, large cases for binoculars or other items, fanny packs and large purses (larger than 10" by 10") are prohibited and banned. Only those items required for medical or family needs plus empty, clear personal-sized containers suitable for drinking water will be permitted. All carried items and entrants are subject to search. Prohibited items include coolers, ice chests, cans, bottles, banners, umbrellas and noisemakers. Fans who leave the stadium after entry will not be allowed to re-enter unless they departed for an emergency. There is no re-entry to the stadium permitted once fans are in the stadium.
·Most lots near the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium are reserved and require a pass.
·Some lots are available to the general public for a $10 per game fee. It is recommended that fans utilize one of the three shuttle systems available. Limited parking that once existed on Brooks Street(north of the stadium) is no longer available, and that street has been closed.
·Patrons are reminded to avoid parking in yellow-curbed areas, fire lanes and grass areas. Vehicles parked in those areas may be towed.
·Asp Avenue Parking Facility: Patrons parking in the new Asp Avenue Parking facility may be subject to vehicle searches. Photo identification matching the name of the person to whom the parking pass is issued is required.
Three shuttle services are planned ...
·Lloyd Noble Center: This shuttle begins three hours before kickoff and is available at a cost of $2 per round trip rider.
·Lift-equipped vans also operate in a shuttle to and from the stadium. Those leave from the northeast corner of the LNC parking lot. The price for that round trip shuttle also is $2.
·The shuttles run continuously from three hours before the game until one hour after the game. All patrons at the shuttle stop one hour after the game ends will be transported. For information, call 405/325-2278.
·Max Westheimer Airpark: The shuttle operates between the terminal and University Place and Boyd Avenue. It begins three hours before kickoff and is available for $5. Information on that shuttle also can be obtained by calling 405/325-2278.
·Crossroads Mall: Metro Transit operates a shuttle from the southwest parking lot at Crossroads Mall at I-35 and I-240. The first shuttle bus departs three hours before the game and the last bus leaves at two hours before game time. Buses will leave the stadium 30 minutes after the game concludes. The cost is $5. For more information, call 405/235-RIDE (7433).
Sooner Fan Fest
Sooner Fan Fest is an interactive area located on the grounds directly north of the stadium. It includes food vendors, games for children, autograph opportunities presented by AT&T, live entertainment, radio pre-game shows and Go Vision, a large screen that will display Bob Stoops' Show from that week and other college football related programming. Sooner Fan Fest opens three hours prior to kickoff and closes when the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band enters the stadium.
Band Parade and Pre-Game
The Pride of Oklahoma's pre-game parade across campus and concert on the lawn north of the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium will be modified from previous seasons. The Pride will present a brief pre-game concert 90 minutes before each home game in front of Jacobsen Hall, immediately south of Boyd Street between University and Asp Avenues. Following the concert, the new Pride parade route will march down Asp to Felgar to Jenkins with a brief stop at Sooner Fan Fest before proceeding into the stadium at Gate 7.
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