Monday, December 28, 2015

Oklahoma vs Clemson Game Preview


#4 Oklahoma Sooners (11-1) vs. #1 Clemson Tigers (13-0)


This page will be updated continuously leading up to kickoff.
(last updated: December 31st)

Rankings: Oklahoma is ranked No. 4 in AP and No. 3 in USA Today Coaches poll, No. 4 in CFB Playoff rankings; Clemson is consensus No. 1 in AP, Coaches and CFB Playoff rankings
Date/ Location: December 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida
Time: 3:10 PM/CT
Field - Stadium: Dolphins Stadium
Surface: Grass
Capacity: 66,524
Pre-game: TBA
Halftime: TBA
Last Oklahoma Game: Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State, 58-23
Last Clemson Game: Clemson defeated North Carolina in ACC Championship game, 45-37
Last Series Game: 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl, Clemson defeated Oklahoma,
Team Uniforms: White
Officials:

Know The Opponent:

×Clemson is one of five schools with a chance to win a fourth straight bowl game in four consecutive years. The list includes Clemson, Michigan State, Oregon, Texas A&M and Utah State.

×Since Clemson’s last loss as a ranked team to an unranked team at NC State in 2011, 54 different schools have lost 126 times as a top 25 team in the AP poll to an unranked team.

Related OU-Clemson


Team Information

Roster: Oklahoma Sooners Roster
Depth Chart: Oklahoma Sooners Depth Chart
Oklahoma Injuries: DE Gabriel Campbell (academics; expected to miss vs. Clemson), CB Marcus Green (dismissed; dismissed from team), S Prentice McKinney (Academics; expected to miss Thursday vs. Clemson), RB Daniel Brooks (academics; OUT vs. Clemson), RB Rodney Anderson (leg; out for season), WR Austin Bennett (personal; left the team), OL Kenyon Frison (suspension; out indefinitely)



Roster: Clemson Roster
Depth Chart: Clemson Depth Chart
Clemson Injures:  WR Artavis Scott (Knee; probable vs. Oklahoma), WR Mike Williams (neck; out indefinitely), DT D.J. Reader (personal; out indefinitely), DB Korrin Wiggins (knee; out for season)


The Coaches


Bob Stoops: 179-45 overall (17th Season); 179-45 at Oklahoma (17th Season); 0-1 against Clemson
Dabo Swinney: 74-26 (8th season)
Stoops Bowl W-L Record: 8-8
Dabo Swinney Bowl W-L Record: 4-3

Previous OU-Clemson Video

Oklahoma vs. Clemson - 1989 Citrus Bowl

OU-Clemson Game Stats

Available after the game

Game Notes


* Oklahoma is making its 19th Orange Bowl appearance, more than any other school (Nebraska is next with 17). OU’s 12 Orange Bowl wins also pace all programs (Nebraska ranks second with eight victories). Four of the Sooners’ seven national championships culminated with Orange Bowl wins.

* This marks Oklahoma’s 49th bowl appearance. OU’s .594 bowl winning percentage (28-19-1) is fourth best among the 15 teams with at least 40 bowl appearances.

* The Sooners are 5-0 against AP-ranked opponents this year. OU has more wins without a loss against AP-ranked foes than any team in the country.

* For the first time in school history, OU will face its fourth straight opponent ranked in the AP’s top 11 when it meets No. 1 Clemson. The Sooners won their last three games (two of them on the road) by an average score of 44-29.

* The series is tied 2-2, Oklahoma is 0-2 at neutral sites and 2-0 when playing in Norman.

Weather Information

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Ticket Information

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster or the Orange Bowl's official ticket exchange website at PrimeSport.com.


TV Information

Network: ESPN
Internet Feed: WatchESPN app or ESPN3
Broadcast Map: National Broadcast
Broadcast Time: 4:00 p.m./CT
Announcers: Brad Nessler at play-by-play, Todd Blackledge as analyst and Holly Rowe as sideline reporter

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Oklahoma Sooners Radio/TV Information Page

Radio Information

Network: Sooner Radio Network
Broadcast Time: 2:00 CT pregame
Announcers: Toby Rowland at play-by-play, Merv Johnson as color analyst, Chris Plank as sideline reporter, Teddy Lehman as sideline analysts,
National Radio ( ESPN Radio, XM/Sirius80): Bill Rosinski, pxp, David Norrie, analyst, Joe Schad, reporter.

Odds and Sportsbooks

The following is intended for informational use only
Odd Shark - Oklahoma vs  Clemson
Team Ranking - Odds and preview
Vegas Insider - Odds and lines

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