2002 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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2002 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big 12 champion
Big 12 South Division co-champion
Rose Bowl champion
Conference Big 12 Conference
Division South
Ranking
Coaches No. 5
AP No. 5
2002 record 12–2 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coach Bob Stoops (4th season)
Co-offensive coordinator Chuck Long (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops (4th season)
Co-defensive coordinator Brent Venables (4th season)
Home stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 72,765)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 20 Colorado xy   7 1         9 5  
No. 7 Kansas State   6 2         11 2  
Iowa State   4 4         7 7  
Nebraska   3 5         7 7  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   0 8         2 10  
Southern Division
No. 5 Oklahoma xy$   6 2         12 2  
No. 6 Texas x   6 2         11 2  
Texas Tech   5 3         9 5  
Oklahoma State   5 3         8 5  
Texas A&M   3 5         6 6  
Baylor   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 29, Colorado 7
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season, the 108th season of Sooner football. The team was led by Bob Stoops in his fourth season as head coach. They played their games at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. They were a charter of the Big 12 Conference.

Conference play began with a win over the Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Missouri on October 5, and ended with their second win over the Colorado Buffaloes that season in the 2002 Big 12 Championship Game on December 7. The Sooners finished the regular season 11–2 (7–2 in Big 12), winning their second Big 12 title and their 38th conference title overall. They received an automatic berth to play in their first Rose Bowl in school history, where they beat the Washington State Cougars, 34–14.

Following the season, Andre Woolfolk was selected 28th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft, along with Quentin Griffin in the 4th round, Jimmy Wilkerson in the 6th, and Trent Smith in the 7th.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 PM at Tulsa* No. 1 Skelly StadiumTulsa, Oklahoma ESPN W 37–0   40,385[1]
September 7 2:30 PM Alabama* No. 2 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma ABC W 37–27   75,564[1]
September 14 6:00 PM UTEP* No. 2 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma PPV W 68–0   74,468[1]
September 28 6:00 PM South Florida* No. 2 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma TBS W 31–14   74,432[1]
October 5 6:00 PM at Missouri No. 2 Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri FSN W 31–24   60,578[1]
October 12 2:30 PM vs. No. 3 Texas No. 2 Cotton BowlDallas (Red River Shootout) ABC W 35–24   75,587[1]
October 19 2:30 PM No. 9 Iowa Statedagger No. 2 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma ABC W 49–3   75,201[1]
November 2 2:30 PM No. 13 Colorado No. 2 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma ABC W 27–11   75,403[1]
November 9 2:30 PM at Texas A&M No. 1 Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas ABC L 26–30   84,036[1]
November 16 1:00 PM at Baylor No. 4 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, Texas W 49–9   28,375[1]
November 23 6:00 PM No. 24 Texas Tech No. 4 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma TBS W 60–15   75,553[1]
November 30 1:30 PM at Oklahoma State No. 3 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma (Bedlam Series) FSN L 28–38   48,500[1]
December 7 7:00 PM vs. No. 12 Colorado No. 8 Reliant StadiumHouston, Texas (Big 12 Championship Game) ABC W 29–7   63,332[1]
January 1 3:30 PM vs. No. 7 Washington State* No. 8 Rose BowlPasadena, California (Rose Bowl) ABC W 34–14   86,848[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Tulsa[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
12–7–1 2001 W 58–0
#1 Oklahoma Sooners at Tulsa Golden Hurricane
1 234Total
#1 Oklahoma 3 01420 37
Tulsa 0 000 0

Alabama[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1–1 1970 24–24
Alabama Crimson Tide at #2 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Alabama 3 01410 27
#2 Oklahoma 9 14014 37

UTEP[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2000 W 55–14
UTEP Miners at #2 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
UTEP 0 000 0
#2 Oklahoma 14 241713 68

South Florida[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting
South Florida Bulls at #2 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
South Florida 0 0014 14
#2 Oklahoma 0 2173 31

Missouri[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
60–23–5 1999 W 37–0
#2 Oklahoma Sooners at Missouri Tigers
1 234Total
#2 Oklahoma 7 3138 31
Missouri 0 7107 24

Texas (Red River Shootout)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
36–55–5 2001 W 14–3
#3 Texas Longhorns vs. #2 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#3 Texas 7 737 24
#2 Oklahoma 3 8321 35

Iowa State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
63–5–2 1999 W 31–10
#9 Iowa State Cyclones at #2 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#9 Iowa State 0 030 3
#2 Oklahoma 14 2177 49

Colorado[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
34–16–2 1999 L 24–38
#13 Colorado Buffaloes at #2 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#13 Colorado 3 080 11
#2 Oklahoma 10 1070 27

Texas A&M[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–9 2001 W 31–10
#1 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas A&M Aggies
1 234Total
#1 Oklahoma 7 6103 26
Texas A&M 0 13143 30

Baylor[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–0 2001 W 33–17
#4 Oklahoma Sooners at Baylor Bears
1 234Total
#4 Oklahoma 7 14217 49
Baylor 3 006 9

Texas Tech[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–2 2001 W 30–13
#24 Texas Tech Red Raiders at #4 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
#24 Texas Tech 0 078 15
#4 Oklahoma 16 92114 60

Oklahoma State (Bedlam Series)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
74–15–7 2001 L 13–16
#3 Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma State Cowboys
1 234Total
#3 Oklahoma 0 6814 28
Oklahoma State 14 1473 38

Colorado (Big 12 Championship Game)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
35–16–2 2002 W 27–11
#8 Oklahoma Sooners vs. #12 Colorado Buffaloes
1 234Total
#8 Oklahoma 7 6610 29
#12 Colorado 0 070 7

Washington State (Rose Bowl)[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1967 W 21–0
#8 Oklahoma Sooners vs. #7 Washington State Cougars
1 234Total
#8 Oklahoma 3 14314 34
#7 Washington State 0 0014 14

Roster[edit]

2002 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 9 Mark Clayton So
RB 22 Quentin Griffin Sr
QB 8 Nate Hybl Sr
OL 60 Wes Sims So
OL 75 Mike Skinner Sr
TE 88 Trent Smith Sr
QB 18 Jason White Jr
WR 17 Andre Woolfolk Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 42 Rufus Alexander Fr
LB 48 Gayron Allen So
DT 80 Dan Cody So
DT 97 Tommie Harris So
DB 23 Mike Hawkins Fr
DL 77 Davin Joseph Fr
DT 93 Kory Klein Jr
DB 30 Bobby Klinck Fr
DE 46 Zach Latimer Fr
DE 45 Jimmy Wilkerson Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Final 
AP 2 1 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 4 4 3 8 8 5 
Coaches Poll 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 6 5 4 9 8 5 
BCS Not released 1 1 1 4 4 3 7 7 Not released

2003 NFL Draft[edit]

The 2003 NFL Draft was held on April 26–27, 2003 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The following Oklahoma players were either selected or signed as undrafted free agents following the draft.

Player Position Round Overall Pick NFL Team
Andre Woolfolk CB 1st 28 Tennessee Titans
Quentin Griffin RB 4th 108 Denver Broncos
Jimmy Wilkerson DE 6th 189 Kansas City Chiefs
Trent Smith TE 7th 223 Baltimore Ravens
Nate Hybl QB Undrafted Cleveland Browns

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "2002 OU Football Season". Sooner Stats. Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2003 NFL Draft". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 13, 2014.