Temperatures Played a Part In Decision to Play Late Game Against UTEP

Posted by Gilbert Sam on 8:06 AM
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Head coach Bob Stoops of the Oklahoma Sooners watches from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on October 15, 2011 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas. (October 14, 2011 - Source: Jamie Squire/Getty Images North America)
OU vs UTEP will kickoff at 9:30: Sooner coach Bob Stoops, however, has no problem with the late start.

"We had a hand in that," Stoops said Monday at Big 12 Football Media Days in Dallas. "(UTEP coach) Mike Price and me and our athletic directors because TV was talking 1:30 (p.m.). It would be 130 on that turf. I get tired of the night games and Mike and I talked and our ADs are great at listening. For the player’s health and even recovering after … we don’t want to play in 130 degrees at 1:30 in El Paso, Texas. It’s 30-40 degrees different at night." (Norman Transcript)