1968 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1968 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Eight co-champion
Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, L 27–28 vs. SMU
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 11
1968 record 7–4 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coach Chuck Fairbanks (2nd season)
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 61,836)
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Kansas + 6 1 0     9 2 0
No. 11 Oklahoma + 6 1 0     7 4 0
No. 9 Missouri 5 2 0     8 3 0
Nebraska 3 4 0     6 4 0
Colorado 3 4 0     4 6 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1968 college football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Eight Conference. They were coached by head coach Chuck Fairbanks.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 21 at No. 3 Notre Dame* No. 5 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, Indiana L 21–45   58,821
September 28 NC State* Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma W 28–14   53,349
October 12 vs. Texas* Cotton BowlDallas (Red River Shootout) L 20–26   71,837
October 19 Iowa State Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 42–7   46,960
October 26 at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado L 27–41   45,804
November 2 Kansas State Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma W 35–20   43,782
November 9 at No. 3 Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 27–23   50,658
November 16 No. 6 Missouri Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma (Tiger–Sooner Peace Pipe) W 28–14   60,632
November 23 Nebraska No. 14 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma (Rivalry) ABC W 47–0   46,011
November 30 at Oklahoma State No. 11 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma (Bedlam Series) W 41–7   38,515
December 31 vs. No. 20 SMU* No. 10 Rice StadiumHouston (Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl) ABC L 27–28   53,453
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Roster[edit]

1968 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WB 33 Eddie Hinton Jr
SE 88 Preshie Hodge So
WB 37 Gary Jamar So
TB 22 Marcellous Johnson So
C 52 Joe Justice So
WR 83 Joe Killingsworth Jr
C 54 Bob Klitzman So
C 50 Ken Mendenhall Jr
TB 36 Steve Owens Jr
QB 11 Bob Warmack Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
RE 84 Jim Files Jr
LB 82 Steve Zabel Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

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