OU vs Louisiana Tech Game Preview

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

This page will be updated continuously leading up to kickoff. 
(last updated: Aug 30)

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
Officials: Big 12

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

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops addressing LA. Tech season opener.

OU-LA Tech Game Stats

Available after the game

Game Notes

Louisiana Tech will receive a $975,000 payment from University of Oklahoma for Saturday's nonconference game according to an agreement signed in 2010. The contract signed between the two schools states Louisiana Tech will receive 350 complimentary tickets and 100 complimentary game programs. (Read More)

This will be the first meeting between the two schools.

Weather Information

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

OU vs LA Tech Sold Out: The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department announced Monday that the Sooners’ home football game against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 30 is sold out. (Read More)

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

FOX Sports Spokesman: Oklahoma PPV Telecast Helps Subsidize Sooners Sports TV: The $39.95 suggested price that OU football fans will pay to watch the season opener against Louisiana Tech on Saturday will help subsidize Sooners Sports TV, one of the nation’s most prolific college sports networks, with more than 2,000 hours of programming annually. (Read More)

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