It's Gametime! OU vs. Idaho St.

Oklahoma's all-time record stands at 791-297-53 in 115 seasons. Since WWII, OU leads the nation with 555 victories.

THE GAME

Oklahoma opens opens the home portion of its 115th football season against Idaho State. This is the 86th season that the Sooners have played on this site.

• Game festivities include recognition of OU's National Merit Scholars, a pre-game flyover and Band Day.

• Both teams are coming off setbacks. Oklahoma dropped a 14-13 decision to No. 20 BYU at Arlington, Texas, while Idaho State was defeated at Arizona State, 50-3. The Series

• This will mark the first time that Idaho State and Oklahoma have collided on the football field.

THE COACHES

• Oklahoma: Bob Stoops (Iowa ‘83) is 109-25 in his 11th season. He is 72-14 vs. the Big 12, 39-10 vs. the Big 12 South, 33-4 vs. the Big 12 North, 6-1 in the Big 12 title game, 37-11 vs. non-conference opponents, 60-2 at home, 32-11 on the road, 17-12 on neutral fields, 33-13 vs. ranked opponents, 4-6 in bowls. He is 0-0 vs. Idaho State.

• Idaho State: John Zamberlin (Pacific Lutheran ‘79) is 4-20 in his third season at Idaho State. He is 0-0 vs. Oklahoma.

THE PROGRAM

• Oklahoma's all-time record stands at 791-297-53 in 115 seasons. Since WWII, OU leads the nation with 555 victories.

• The Sooners have captured seven national championships (1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985, 2000).

• OU has 42 bowl appearances (No. 7 nationally) with 24 bowl victories (No. 4 nationally).

• Oklahoma has 42 conference championships, including the last three Big 12 Conference crowns and six Big 12 titles overall (no other league member has more than two)

• OU has produced 148 All-Americans and five Heisman Trophy winners. Sooners have also won the Bednarik (1), Butkus (4), Walter Camp (4), Lombardi(3), Maxwell (2), Nagurski(2), O'Brien (3), (Outland (5), Tatupu (1), Thorpe (3) and Unitas (1) Awards.

• With 31, 10-win seasons, OU leads the nation in total number of years in which the team achieved double-digit victories.

• Oklahoma's best decade for of total victories came in the 1970's when the Sooners were 102-13-3 (.877). In the 2000's, OU is 102-20-0 (.836).

THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT

• Idaho State is a Football Championship Series (FCS) program, which holds membership in the Big Sky Conference.

• The school is located in Pocatello, Id., and has an enrollment of 14,209.

• The Bengals were 1-11 last season. They ended a 15-game losing streak in the 2008 finale with a 36-33 overtime win over Sacramento State.

• Last week at Tempe, Ariz., Idaho State limited Arizona State to one touchdown in its first nine possessions and trailed just 3-0 after one quarter. ASU expanded that advantage to 23-0 by halftime. Idaho State got on the board with 2:28 remaining in the third quarter on a 55- yard Jarrett Huk field goal.

• The ISU off ense struggled with (-5) yards rushing and only 42 more through the air. The team mustered just four first downs.

• Idaho State employed two quarterbacks in the game at Arizona State. Russel Hill was 6-of-10 for 32 yards with one interception. Kyle Blum, the starter, was 3-of-10 for 10 yards with three interceptions. The leading rusher was Clint Knickrehm, who carried 15 times for 24 yards, while the leading receiver was Jaron Taylor with three grabs for 25 yards.

TIES WITH THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT

• Geographically, Idaho State's roster has a heavy dose of players from the west and northwest. The only Bengals player from a location remotely close to Oklahoma is freshman OL Mihn Williams from Hebron, Texas, which is approximately two hours south of Norman.

HOME STREAK FIGURE IN RANGE

• Oklahoma has won 24 straight home games, the longest current streak in the nation, and a mark that is just one shy of the school record of 25. That string ended in 1953 with a loss in the season opener to Notre Dame, 28-21.

• Bob Stoops' teams are 60-2 at home and the Sooners have won 44 of their last 45 on Owen Field.

• Other long OU home streaks and the years they ended include 21 (1975), 20 (1957).

• The other longest home winning streak under Stoops were 22, 19, 19.

• With its current home field winning streak, Oklahoma is still less than halfway to the NCAA record for consecutive wins at home. Miami(Fla.) holds that mark at 58 from 1985-94.

• Even if Oklahoma was to win each of its six home games this season and run the streak to 30 in a row, the Sooners would rank just 19th on the all-time home field streak list.

• Oklahoma's all-time record at its current facility, which opened in 1923, is 342-78-15. That's a winning percentage of .803.

OKLAHOMA'S MOST RECENT GAME

• Oklahoma opened its season with a 14-13 loss to BYU at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

• The game was filled with errors on the OU side, including 12 penalties for 93 yards and two lost fumbles. The most costly penalty came early in the fourth quarter when the Sooners absorbed a delay-of-game infraction on a fourth-and-goal from the Cougar one. OU settled for a field goal that extended its lead at the time to 13-7 and left BYU within striking difference.

• OU lost the services of quarterback Sam Bradford late in the second quarter when he suffered a strained AC joint in his right shoulder. He was replaced by redshirt freshman Landry Jones, who completed 6-of-12 passes for 51 yards. He had no interceptions or touchdowns.

• Oklahoma had a 54-yard field goal attempt with 1:23 remaining, but the kick dropped short. It was the first career field goal attempt for Tress Way, a redshirt freshman.

• OU played without All-American TE Jermaine Gresham, who is nursing cartilage damage in his right knee.

• With the loss, Oklahoma moved to 9-2 in season openers under Stoops.

• Way finished with seven punts for a 44.4-yard average yards. He had three punts over 50 yards with a long of 52 yards. He dropped down three inside the 20 with only one touchback

• Eight diff erent Sooners made their OU debuts: Jaydan Bird, DeMontre Hurst, Joseph Ibiloye, Jarvis Jones, Landry Jones, Ronnell Lewis, Marcus Trice and Tress Way.

BOUNCE BACK

• The last time Oklahoma lost its season opener was in 2005 when TCU surprised the Sooners in Norman, 17-10. The following week, OU bounced back to defeat Tulsa on Owen Field, 31-15.

• Oklahoma has not lost back-to-back regular season games since 1999 when Notre Dame and Texas prevailed on consecutive Saturday's during Bob Stoops' inagural season.


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