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August 26, 2014

OU vs Louisiana Tech Game Preview

#3 Oklahoma Sooners (0-0) vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (0-0)


Rankings: Oklahoma is ranked No. 4 in AP and No. 3 in USA Today Coaches poll
Date/ Location:  August 30, 2014 in Norman Oklahoma
Time: 6:00 PM/CT
Field - Stadium: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Surface: Grass
Capacity: 82,500+
Pre-game: Unknown
Halftime: Pride of Oklahoma marching band
Last Oklahoma Game: Oklahoma defeated Alabama, 45-31 in Sugar Bowl
Last La. Tech Game:  UTSA defeated La Tech, 30-10
Last Series Game: First series meeting
Team Uniforms: Crimson

Know The Opponent:
  • Louisiana Tech has a 8-4 record in its program history against teams from Oklahoma. That includes a 1-1 mark against Oklahoma State, 7-3 record against Tulsa.
  • Three of LA Tech's coaches on the defensive side of the ball have experience playing Oklahoma as safeties coach Blake Baker, defensive cord/linebackers coach Manny Diaz and defensive line coach Oscar Giles all were on a Texas staff that faced Oklahoma.
  • LA Tech has a combined record of 4-15 record against Big 12 schools.
  • Louisiana Tech’s offensive line ranks fifth in the nation in fewest starts (24 total).

Related OU-LA Tech

VIDEO: Bob Stoops weekly press conference addressing OU's season-opener against LA Tech

Team Information

Roster: Oklahoma Sooners Roster
Depth Chart: Oklahoma Sooners Depth Chart
Oklahoma Injuries: RB Joe Mixon (suspension),LB Frank Shannon (suspension), WR Dorial-Green Beckham (eligibility) 

Roster: Louisiana Tech Roster
Depth Chart: Louisiana Tech Depth Chart
LA Tech Injures: No Injuries

The Coaches

Bob Stoops: 160-39 overall (16th Season); 160-39 at Oklahoma (16th Season); 0-0 against La Tech
Skip Holtz: 92-79 overall (14th Season); 4-8 at La Tech (Second Season); 0-0 against OU
Stoops vs. non-conference: 55-14 (.797)
Stoops Home W-L Record: 87-5 (.946)
Stoops Road W-L Record: 47-19 (.712)
Stoops Neutral Field W-L Record: 26-15 (.634)
Skip Holtz Road W-L Record (at LA Tech): 2-4


Previous OU-LA Tech Video

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OU-LA Tech Team Leaders

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OU Rushing:
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OU-LA Tech Game Stats

Available after the game

Game Notes


Weather Information

NWS Norman, Oklahoma - Current weather conditions, forecast, radar, severe weather alerts and more
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Ticket Information

Oklahoma vs LA Tech is officially sold out!

TV Information

Network: FS Oklahoma (Pay-Per-View)
Internet Feed: Will post before game
Broadcast Map: Available on select pay-per-view providers
Broadcast Time: 6:00 p.m./CT
Announcers: Ron Thulin at play-by-play, Dave Lapham as analyst and Chad McKee as sideline reporter

NOTE: University of Oklahoma vs Louisiana Tech is available on pay-per-view for a suggested retail price of $39.95

Oklahoma Sooners Radio/TV Information Page


Radio Information

Network: Sooner Radio Network
Broadcast Time: 4:00 CT pregame
Announcers: Toby Rowland at play-by-play, Merv Johnson as color analyst, Chris Plank as sideline reporter, Dusty Dvoracek/Teddy Lehman as sideline analysts, Rufus Alexander serves as pre/postgame analyst
Internet: Available on Yahoo! Live College Broadcast Monthly Subscription $


Odds and Sportsbooks

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Local Information


Oklahoma Stadium and Norman local information

Jalen Saunders Returns to Practice After Suffering Seizure

Former Oklahoma standout and New York Jets rookie wide receiver Jalen Saunders returned to full practice Monday, 10 days after suffering a seizure while driving his car.

Saunders was involved in a one-car accident and was hospitalized for two days. He wasn't injured, but he underwent neurological testing. He experienced a "medical event" moments before the accident, according to the police report. The Jets didn't confirm the diagnosis until Monday.

"He had a seizure, and that's the extent of what we know," coach Rex Ryan said. "We let the professionals handle it. When the doctors were confident that he would be cleared, he was -- and that's where he's at now."

Bob Stoops: Blake Bell Taking Snaps at QB is 'Emergency Plan'

Bob Stoops acknowledged Monday that Blake Bell did, in fact, take snaps at quarterback in practice last week. This despite Oklahoma’s insistence that Bell was now a fulltime tight end for the Sooners.

The explanation?

“Because of Cody Thomas’ situation and, as much as anything, too, wanting to redshirt Justice Hansen,” Stoops said. “All of that together plus not having Baker Mayfield’s situation resolved, it never hurts to have an emergency plan.”

August 25, 2014

2014 OU Football Depth Chart - Week 1

On Monday, Oklahoma football updated their official depth chart for Saturday's season opener against Louisiana Tech.

Four-Star Offensive Lineman Verbally Commits to Oklahoma

San Ramon Valley High (Danville, CA.) offensive tackle Dru Samia, a four-star recruit by Scout.com, announced he will attend Oklahoma.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Samia, who celebrated his 17th birthday Friday, had narrowed his decision to either the Sooners or UCLA. He reached a final decision Friday morning.

"I really felt comfortable there," Samia said of Oklahoma. "I love the coaching staff. I went out (for an unofficial visit) and I didn't want to leave."

Find the latest on OU Football recruiting.

August 24, 2014

Former Sooner WR Kenny Stills Reaggravates Quad Injury

Former Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills aggravated the quadriceps injury [during Saturday's preseason game] that has plagued him throughout training camp and was forced to leave the game in the first half. Stills was also making his preseason debut after the quad, which he first hurt in the spring, kept him out of the first two games and most of training camp.

“Not much to say. It’s the same injury I was dealing with before,” Stills said, via ESPN.com.

Undrafted Free Agent Damien Williams Is Turning Heads

Former Oklahoma and current Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams rushed for 33 yards and a touchdown on seven carries in the Dolphins' third preseason game.

Williams entered the game as the third back behind Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno. 

An undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma, Williams has a great shot to make the Dolphins' 53-man roster. Williams has rushed 24 times for 55 yards (2.3 YPC) this preseason. (RotoWorld) Bob Stoops dismissed Damien Williams from the team in November 2013 for violating University policy.

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Sam Bradford Suffers Torn ACL in Preseason Game; Out for Season

When the St. Louis Rams played the Cleveland Browns Saturday night, the worst happened as former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford left the game in the first quarter with an injury to his left leg. Bradford had surgery on his knee previously when he tore his ACL in week 7 last season.

Bradford took the hit to his knee from Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant, beating left tackle Jake Long, who is also returning from a torn ACL. Bradford walked off of the field under his own power.

August 23, 2014

Joe Mixon Tweets Out He's 'Loyal' to Bob Stoops

University of Oklahoma suspended their top incoming recruit Joe Mixon for 2014 college football season after he was involved in a physical altercation with a female at Pickelman's Gourmet Cafe in Norman, some wondered if he would transfer from the school.

On Friday, Joe Mixon appeared to have put to rest any rumors of him transferring to another school in a series of tweets.



Mixon pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of acts resulting in gross injury and is expected back in court Sept. 23.

NCAA Denies Dorial Green-Beckham's Waiver Appeal

The top recruit of 2012 will not play for the Sooners in 2014. NCAA has denied Dorial Green-Beckham's waiver appeal.

In a statement issued Friday evening, University of Oklahoma announced former Missouri wide receiver transfer Dorial Green-Beckham, a junior, must sit out 2014 college football season per NCAA rules.

University of Oklahoma Athletics Department statement reads...

"The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request it entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA. The University accepts that decision and will continue to provide the appropriate assistances to Dorial, just as it does with other students, in helping him grow personally from the many opportunities available to him at OU."

DGB, who has never been redshirted, will become eligible to play in 2015 season with two years eligibility.

Last season, Green-Beckham finished with 59 catches for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Missouri Tigers.