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Articles from opponents' press and national sources along with a few other odds and ends
Now that Oklahoma’s 2016 season is over, let’s take a look at the team’s 2017 schedule. Here’s Oklahoma’s 2017 slate, week by week: Oklahoma’s 2017 Schedule: Week By Week Next 9/2 – UTEP Next The post Oklahoma’s 2017...Read more
Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine declared for the NFL Draft on Tuesday. This morning, Perine posted a heartfelt Instagram message to his Sooner teammates Baker Mayfield and Joe Mixon. Unforgettable ending to an unforgettable career! The journey was tough, but we...Read more
Trevor Knight may have left the Oklahoma program, but it still had a big place in his heart this season. That is because his brother Connor was still on the team. A fullback, Connor Knight finished his career Monday night in the Sugar Bowl. Trevor Knight was in attendance,...Read more
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is getting praised for his block on an end-around during the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield put on a show with his passing skills during his team’s Sugar Bowl win over Auburn on Monday night. It looks like he also...Read more
(by Ryan Black) NEW ORLEANS -- Auburn watched reams and reams of film of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield heading into Monday's Allstate Sugar Bowl. The Tigers' defenders noted how impressed they were with Mayfield's arm. And his feet. And most of all, for his ability to scramble around and come up with big play after...Read more
(by Caleb Ikerd) On Monday night, the Oklahoma Sooners dominated the Auburn Tigers in the Allstate Sugar Bowl 35-19. It was a huge win for the reigning Big 12 champions. The Big 12 really dropped the ball in their out-of-conference schedule this season, so a win against the second-best team in the SEC went a long way into...Read more
(by Tom Green) Auburn's season came to a nightmarish end in New Orleans on Monday night. After an 8-4 regular season that earned the Tigers a berth in a New Year's Six bowl game, Auburn was throttled by Oklahoma, 35-19, in the Sugar Bowl. The Tigers' defense couldn't slow the Sooners' high-powered offense, while Auburn's...Read more
(by Tom Green) Auburn wrapped up its season with a 35-19 loss to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl -- a loss that dropped the Tiger to 8-5 on the season and officially game them a one-win improvement from last season. The loss was a disappointment for Auburn, which stagnated on offense after Sean White broke his arm in the first...Read more
(by Zac Al-Khateeb) Oklahoma's first test of the 2017 calendar year turned out to be more paper tigers than real ones. Not only was the Sooners' 35-20 win against Auburn not wholly indicative of their dominance Monday, it should also be a sign of more of the same in the 2017 football season. And that means bad news for the rest...Read more
(by Ken Bradley) Maybe the SEC is better off not running into Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners these days. The Auburn football team was the latest victim -- falling 35-19 in the Sugar Bowl -- to the Big 12 champion. Stoops and some of his players discussed the keys to beating Auburn on Monday night. Here’s what they said...Read more
(by William Guillory) Two drives into Monday night's Allstate Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma's vaunted offensive attack didn't quite look like itself. The Sooners (11-2) were forced to punt on their first two possessions of the game and were held scoreless in the first quarter for only the second time this season. But Oklahoma, which went into...Read more
(by James Crepea) No. 7 Oklahoma defeated No. 14 Auburn 35-19 in the Sugar Bowl on Monday night in New Orleans. Below is what Sooners coach Bob Stoops, quarterback Baker Mayfield, running back Samaje Perine and linebacker Jordan Evans said at the postgame press conference. COACH STOOPS: My compliments...Read more
(by Tom Green) Auburn faced its most daunting defensive task of the season in the Sugar Bowl, and its opportunity to put a stamp on an otherwise impressive turnaround slipped out of its hands -- sometimes literally. Facing the nation's most efficient passer in Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman finalist Bakey Mayfield, Auburn's...Read more
(by Luke Johnson) The familiar chant rained down on the Superdome turf as the final seconds of the Sugar Bowl ticked away. "S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C!" This time it was mocking, though. That's becoming an increasingly regular distinction at this game lately. A choir of success-drunk Oklahoma fans became the latest other-than-SEC group...Read more
(by Joan Niesen) NEW ORLEANS -- When Oklahoma and Auburn faced off Monday night in New Orleans, it was just the second meeting between the two programs and the first in 45 years. Pitting the Big 12's best team against perhaps the SEC's second-best defense, the Sugar Bowl kicked off before the marathon that was the...Read more
(by Chip Patterson) Oklahoma won its 10th consecutive game, running past Auburn in a 35-13 victory in the Sugar Bowl to finish 11-2 with a Big 12 championship to pair with this New Year's Six bowl triumph. Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley was cooking, calling a great game with Baker Mayfield playing general for the Sooners'...Read more
(by Tom Green) Auburn's season had a sour ending in the Sugar Bowl as No. 7 Oklahoma ran away with a 35-19 win Monday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Auburn got off to a quick start, but a season-ending injury to Sean White, paired with the Sooners' high-powered offense, resulted in a blowout on the bayou that put...Read more
(by Charles Goldberg) NEW ORLEANS -- Injuries and Oklahoma were too much for Auburn in the Sugar Bowl on Monday night. Starting quarterback Sean White was knocked out of another game, this time with an arm injury, and Oklahoma ran past the Tigers in the second half in a 35-19 victory in the Superdome. Kerryon...Read more
(by Christopher Dabe) Oklahoma would like nothing more than a return to the Sugar Bowl next year. That would put the Sooners in one of the College Football Playoff semifinals for a second time in three seasons. On Monday, a mere non-playoff Sugar Bowl victory had to be enough. The No. 7 Sooners trounced No. 14 Auburn 35-19...Read more
Samaje Perine is now Oklahoma’s all-time leader in career rushing yards, passing Sooner legend Billy Sims. Perine has 86 yards on 16 carries for the Sooners in tonight’s Sugar Bowl against Auburn, putting him up to 4,122 yards for his career. He is now four...Read more
Oklahoma fans are enjoying the Sugar Bowl, to say the least. Oklahoma, the Big 12 champion, was left out of the College Football Playoff this year despite finishing with a 9-0 conference record. The Sooners have been taking out their frustrations on Auburn on Monday night...Read more
ESPN’s Brent Musburger has had it with the Twitter criticism. Brent Musburger has apparently seen the Twitter comments regarding his comments on the Joe Mixon situation, and is upset with them. ESPN’s play-by-play man was criticized heavily for what he...Read more
The way Brent Musburger described the Joe Mixon situation was “embarrassing” according to many. ESPN play-by-play man Brent Musburger briefly discussed the Joe Mixon situation during tonight’s Sugar Bowl between Auburn and Oklahoma. Musburger, 77, really...Read more
(by Alex Kirshner) Bob Stoops doesn’t think the SEC is the cat’s pajamas. Oklahoma’s head coach has said a number of things about college football’s oft-proclaimed top league over the years. These things have not been all that friendly, as a general rule. And with Stoops’ Sooners playing against this year’s SEC No. 2, Auburn...Read more
Auburn and Oklahoma each began the season by losing two of their first three games, but regrouped in a big way and cap off the season by meeting in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Jan. 2. Auburn used a six-game winning streak in the middle of the season to get on track and should have the services of some key players...Read more

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