Oklahoma (3-0) vs. UCLA (1-1)
2:30 p.m. CST. Owen Field/Norman, Okla.
Television and Radio
Saturday's matchup will be broadcast regionally on ABC by Brent Musberger, Gary Danielson and Jack Arute. 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.
Oklahoma leads 2-0. The Sooners beat the Bruins, 38-3, in 1986 in Norman when OU was ranked No. 1 and UCLA was No. 4. Oklahoma won the second game in Pasadena, 23-19, in 1990.
Oklahoma is No. 1 in both the ESPN/USA Today and Associated Press polls. UCLA is unranked.
Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops, who is in his fifth season in Norman, is 46-9 overall. UCLA Head Coach Karl Dorrell is 1-1 in his first season as a division one head coach. Dorrell, who played for UCLA, caught two passes for 21 yards in the Bruins' 38-3 loss to the Sooners in Norman in 1986.
The Bruins improved to 1-1 last week with a 6-3 win over Illinois at the Rose Bowl after dropping their season opener, 16-14, at Colorado...Head Coach Karl Dorrell has Big 12 coaching experience after two different stints on the Colorado staff from 1992-93 and 1995-98. Prior to taking over at UCLA, Dorrell spent three seasons as the wide receiver coach for the Denver Broncos...The Bruins are 4-7 against top-ranked opponents with their last win against a No. 1 coming against Ohio State in the 1976 Rose Bowl...The Bruins' defense leads the Pac-10 in scoring defense (9.5 points), total defense (264 yards) and pass defense (186.5 yards). They also rank 10th nationally in scoring defense, 16th in total defense and 18th in rushing defense...Opponents are averaging just 3.6 yards per play and have not recorded a play from scrimmage longer than 27 yards or a run longer than 19 yards...UCLA's offense ranks 117th (last) in the NCAA in total offense (223.50) and 112th in scoring offense (10.0).
Oklahoma has won their last 17 non-conference games under Coach Bob Stoops...This weekend pits Oklahoma against a team from California for the second consecutive week, and there are six current Sooners on the roster from California (Chris Chester, Tommy Grady, Pasha Jackson, Aaron Miller, Lance Mitchell and Donte Nicholson)...With last weekend's win over Fresno State the Sooners improved to 14-0 in the month of September under Stoops...The Sooners are 61-6 when ranked No. 1 and currently have an eight game home winning streak at Owen Field...Oklahoma's offense ranks 34th nationally in total offense (434.0), 19th in scoring offense (36.33) and 14th in passing offense (303.7)...OU QB Jason White ranks 18th in passing efficiency and 16th in total offense...OU receiver Brandon Jones is 9th in receptions per game (8.0) and 25th in yards receiving per game (94.0)...Oklahoma's defense ranks 9th nationally in total defense (240.67) and 23rd in scoring defense (14.7).
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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