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Better Know: Oklahoma

On Saturday, the Cardinals will play their second true road game of the 2011 season as they battle the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman. Frankly, doing a “Better Know” for Oklahoma seems like a bit of redundancy since each and every talking head or college football show certainly makes sure you know just how good OU is. The number of people that believe this upset is possible can probably fit in one little corner of 82,000+ seat Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, but that’s the crazy thing about college football. If the outcome was determined by the number of people who believed in it, then Notre Dame would go undefeated every year and we all know that isn’t happening. Is it an uphill climb? Of course. Would it be a breaking news ticker on ESPN? Yup. Would it go down as the largest upset of this season and perhaps recent memory? Absolutely. And what does that mean? That there’s going to be a lot of eyes on the Cardinals should the “impossible” become reality on Saturday night. So gird up your fan loins, Card fans… time to better know the Oklahoma Sooners.

Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Record: 3-0
Ranking: #2: Associated Press, #1: Coaches Poll
Head Coach: Bob  Stoops
Series: This will be the first ever meeting between the Cards and Sooners

Oklahoma Head Coach Bob Stoops…
… Bob Stoops (Iowa ‘83) is in his 13th season as the head coach at Oklahoma
… He has posted a 132-31 record for the Sooners
… Stoops first fulltime assistant coaching position was at Kent State in 1988.

Oklahoma Stats & Randomness…
… Oklahoma is averaging 354.7 passing yards and 167.0 rushing yards per game, while allowing 260.3 passing yards and 132.2 rushing yards a contest
… Landry Jones has completed 88-of-122 passes for 1,022 yards with five touchdowns and four interceptions
… Dom Whaley is rushing for 90.0 yards per game.

Oklahoma News & Trends…
… Oklahoma improved to 3-0 with a 38-28 home win over Missouri Saturday night
… The Sooners opened the season with a 47-14 home victory over Tulsa, and then managed a 23-13 win at the nation’s fifth-ranked Florida State Seminoles.


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