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2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 42 Days!

The Oklahoma Sooners ended the 2012 regular season on a five-game winning streak. Included in that streak was a 42-34 win over Baylor on November 10th. The 14th ranked Sooners out punched the Bears thanks in part to a 55-yard rushing touchdown by backup quarterback Blake Bell early in the fourth quarter. Bell ended the day with 74 rushing yards, on five carries, and was only outdone by Damien WIlliams who tallied up 99 yards, and two touchdowns, on twenty-three carries. Justin Brown and Jalen Saunders combined for 153 receiving yards on eleven shared catches, with Brown also hauling in a...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 43 Days!

The Colorado Buffaloes took an exit from the Big 12 Conference following the 2010 season. Having shared a conference with the Sooners for decades (since 1950), Oklahoma and CU parted ways with OU owning a 40-17-2 overall record. The two teams met twice in Big 12 championship games with the Sooners taking both contests, in Houston 2002 and Kansas City 2004. The last time OU played the Buffaloes was on October 30, 2010, in Norman. The Sooners entered the game ranked 11th in the nation and Colorado was unranked. The game very much looked the part of a conference title contender vs. a cellar...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 44 Days!

The 2015 Oklahoma Sooners football team went 11-2 on the season, winning the Big 12 Championship, and made their first ever appearance in the College Football Playoff. The conference crown was the eighth under Bob Stoops in his seventeen seasons as the head coach. More impressively, the Sooners won their games last season by an average score of 44-22. It was the thirteenth time, under Stoops, that OU has held their opponents to an average of 22 points are less. However, the 44 points the Sooners averaged scoring in 2015 were the highest since the 2008 season (51 points per game) and the...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 45 Days!

We are smack dab in the dogs days of summer, but football season will be here before you know. Today the countdown rolls on at 45 and we will look at one of the lesser know Sooners who should begin to show up and make an impact this season going forward. HB/FB Carson Meier (6-5-245) is a redshirt sophomore for the Sooners. If you are looking for Meier he will be wearing 45 this fall. Rivals.com ranked Meier as a 3 star recruit from Tulsa Union High School. He choose the Sooners over offers from Duke, KSU, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Rice, Rutgers. SMU, Washington State, and...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting | 4-Star OL Marquis Hayes Commits to OU

After picking up an offer yesterday, 4-Star 2017 OL Marquis Hayes 6-5/315 from Maryland Heights, MO wasted little time announcing his commitment to OU with the following tweet. Excited and blessed to announce that I will be committing to the University of Oklahoma !! #BoomerSooner ⚪ pic.twitter.com/5qclzzK7uU — Marquis Hayes JR. (@ballgame__) July 20, 2016 Hayes is an immensely talented offensive lineman, more than capable of holding his own. Hayes choose the Sooners overs offers from Miami, Mizzou, Illinois, Iowa State, and Minnesota just to name a few. Here is a quick...

Let's Talk Big 12 Expansion One More Time (It's About Freaking Time It Happens)

Sometimes websites and blogs talk about college football expansion just to get website clicks, otherwise known as clickbait. This time however the expansion stuff appears to be legit as the Big 12 once again is looking to poach several schools (either 4 teams or 2 teams). Also this expansion appears to be happening sooner rather than later. Here is what we know and also our recommendations for what teams should be gobbled up. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says it is "conceivable" that the league could have a vote on specific expansion candidates by September. — Jake Trotter...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 46 Days!

The expectations for redshirt sophomore receiver Mark Andrews are pretty high going into this fall. The 6-5/250 Scottsdale, Arizona native only has one career start to his name as a member of Oklahoma's football team but that is expected to change on September 3rd. Last season Andrews played in all thirteen games for Oklahoma his lone start coming in Waco, Texas against the Baylor Bears. As a part of OU's receiving/tight end rotation Andrews caught 19 passes for 318 yards. He scored seven times in 2015 and had a season and career long 61-yard reception against Tulsa, in front of the home...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting | Sooners 2016 OL Signee Still Not On Campus

2016 4-Star OL JohnCarlo Valentin is noticeably absent from the official football roster at SoonerSports.com. So the obvious questions about his ability to qualify and why he isn't listed are starting to swirl. Before the rumors get out of control we must say that it could be a situation where with graduation, finalizing paperwork, and moving halfway across the country that things are just taking a bit longer than usual. However, it's hard to ignore the smoke with this one. Time will obviously tell, but the further we get into July the less likely it becomes that a key part of the 2016...

Oklahoma Sooners Football | Countdown to Kickoff 47 Days!

Hmmm, I wonder what is so special about the number 47 for the Sooners. Oh, that's right, it our annual reminder that the Sooners kicked the crap out of college football to the tune of 47 consecutive victories. The streak spanned 5 seasons from 1953-1957. The Sooners were led by legendary head coach Bud Wilkinson, and completely ran roughshod over the entire college football landscape. The streak began with a victory against Texas in the Cotton Bowl 19-14 on October 10th, 1953 and concluded with a 39-14 victory over Missouri on November 16th, 1957. To put in perspective how big of a deal 47...

It’s Time For Me To Ride Off Into The Sunset

Thank you! That's honestly the first thing that comes to mind when I think of my ten years as the editor or Crimson And Cream Machine. Thank you to Peter Bean for recruiting me to write for SB Nation and to launch the site. Thank you to Luke Zimmerman and Matt Brown for being outstanding league managers for the college blogs. Thank you to our great writing staff. Thank you to Toby Rowland, Chris Plank, Brendan Flynn, and Karl Anderson for a great relationship with the University of Oklahoma. Most importantly, thank you to you. Without you, our loyal readers, CCM would have never grown to...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 48 Days!

The Oklahoma Sooners opened up their 2014 season with a 48-16 win over the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. OU dominated the first half by building a 31-0 lead before the Bulldogs kicked a field goal to end the first half. The key story in this game was Oklahoma's defense holding current Baltimore Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon to just 42 total yards and 2.6 yards per carry. Dixon would go on to rush for a career-high 1,299 yards and 22 touchdowns during the season, with an average of 5.1 yards per carry. A total of eight different Oklahoma football players recorded tackles behind the line of...

Stating The Obvious | The Oklahoma Sooners Biggest Concern Heading Into 2016

Fans in the state of Oklahoma have remained patient as the kickoff to the season creeps ever closer. Coming off a College Football Playoff berth alongside a large contingent of starters returning -- which includes Baker Mayfield and Samaje Perine -- the expectation level continues to rise. Could this be the year Bob Stoops returns to the top of the college football world? That largely depends on one factor...a healthy quarterback in Baker Mayfield! (Go ahead, call captain obvious here.) Known for gutsy plays, Mayfield suffered an injury in the first half against TCU forcing him to the...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 49 Days!

On November 24, 2007 the Sooners hosted the Pokes in Norman on their way to a 49-17 thrashing. Sam Bradford completed 11 of his 15 passes for only 150 yards, but with 4 touchdowns, two of which were to tight end Joe John Finley. Bradford also set the record for most touchdown passes as a freshmanThe Sooners added another 317 on the ground and 3 more to thoroughly complete the Poke beatdown. This victory earned the Sooners a spot in the Big 12 championship game, a game in which the Sooners ultimately defeated Missouri 38-17. The  big highlight of the game came in the second quarter with a...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 50 Days!

One of the most epic games of the Bob Stoops era happened in 2012 when Oklahoma made their trip to Morgantown to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Sooners won a shootout by the final score of 50-49 with Landry Jones connecting with Kenny Stills to seal the deal. At one time in the contest Oklahoma had built a 31-17 lead but a Mountaineers comeback in the second half set the scene for high drama. Landry Jones' sixth touchdown pass of the game came at the end of a six play, 54-yard drive. West Virginia had just taken a 49-44 lead, with just under three minutes remaining in the...

Oklahoma Sooners Making a Big Push for Florida OLB K'Jakrye Daley

Sooner fans might want to learn how to pronounce K'Jakrye Daley 6-4/215 from Riviera Beach, FL. While he might be a new name to many who follow recruiting, there is little doubt the Sooner coaches are seriously recruiting the talented outside line backer from Florida. Sooners assistant coach Chip Viney even alluded to Daley in a tweet indirectly letting the world know that the Sooners have him at or near the top of their outside linebacker recruiting board. I Hear You Beach Master, I Hear You! Bring on that #FloridaHeat #SoonerSquad17 #TheNormanDestroyer — Chip Viney...

Oklahoma Picked To Win Big 12 Conference In 2016

The Oklahoma Sooners received twenty-four of twenty-six possible first place votes to become the clear preseason favorites to win the Big 12 Conference in 2016. Led by quarterback Baker Mayfield, running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon, along with receivers Mark Andrews and Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma's offense is expected to be one of the most potent scoring units in the country this fall. 2016 BIG 12 MEDIA PRESEASON POLL Rank School (First-place votes) Points 1. Oklahoma (24) 258 2. TCU (2) 222 3. Oklahoma State 202 4. Baylor 156 5. Texas 151 6. Texas Tech 141 7. West...

Oklahoma Football Lands Nine Players On Preseason All-Conference Team

The Big 12 Conference media selections are out and the defending champs have taken the lion's share of spots. In all, nine Oklahoma football players were named as preseason All-Conference selections, led by junior quarterback Baker Mayfield who was also selected as the Big 12 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Offense Pos Name School Ht Wt Cl/Exp Hometown QB Baker Mayfield # Oklahoma 6-1 212 Jr./1L Austin, Texas RB Mike Warren Iowa State 6-0 205 So./1L Lawton, Okla. RB Samaje Perine ^# Oklahoma 5-11 237 Jr./2L Pflugerville, Texas FB Winston Dimel # Kansas...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 53 Days!

On November 21, 2010 the Oklahoma Sooners beat Robert Griffin III and the Baylor Bears by a final score of 53-24. Landry Jones passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns and DeMarco Murray produced 182 total yards of offense, with two scores, to lead OU in the blowout win. Ryan Broyles Joined Murray in recording a 100-plus yard receiving performance, and he added a score as well. On the defensive side of the ball, the Sooners held Baylor to just seven points in the first half. The Sooners forced the Bears into three turnovers that helped pave the way to a 53-10 lead as the game moved into...

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 54 Days!

The date was September 15, 2007 and the Oklahoma Sooners led by Sam Bradford routed the Utah State Aggies 54-3. Bradford completed his first 11 passes on the way to being 19/26 for 255 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Sooners trio of running backs (Allen Patrick, Demarco Murray and Chris Brown) churned out 275 yards and 2 touchdowns including a 69 yard scamper gashing the Utah State defense. Malcolm Kelly added two touchdown receptions of his own, and the Sooners offense simply overwhelmed Utah State. To add to the Aggie pain, middle linebacker Curtis Lofton intercepted and returned a Utah State...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting | 2017 Offensive Line Recruiting Breakdown

The Sooners class of 2017 needs to continue to add talent along the offensive and defensive lines. I have full faith in Bill Bedenbaugh to not only recruit, but also develop players along the offensive line. So the question isn't so much whether the Sooners offensive line will be good year in and year out, as much as who will be next to step up and continue to be the next man up so to speak. So here is where things stand as we move forward through the summer and stare down the start of the 2016 season. COMMITS - 1 4-Star Tyrese Robinson 6-5/300 from McKinney, TX Tyrese is the offensive line...