No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 14 Oklahoma
Saturday, September 17th, 2016, 7:30 p.m. ET
Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (84,389), Norman, Okla.
Gus Johnson (Play-By-Play)
Joel Klatt (Analyst)
Shannon Spake (Sideline)
Radio: WBNS FM (97.1 The Fan) The Urban Meyer pregame show airs 30 minutes prior to kickoff. Paul Keels will call the action with former Buckeye Jim Lachey and Matt Andrews on the sidelines. The game can also be heard nationally on Sirius-XM College Sports Nation, channels 84, with Gregg Daniels and Dale Hellestrae on the call.
FIRST AND 10
A LOOK AT THE SOONERS
Oklahoma, ranked 14th in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll, is 1-1 on the year after opening the season with a 33-23 loss to No. 13 Houston before defeating UL-Monroe, 59-17, last Saturday.
The Sooners are averaging 41.0 points per game while giving up 25.0 and averaging 516.5 yards of total offense and giving up 380.0.
Redshirt junior Baker Mayfield, who finished fourth in the Heisman voting last season, leads the Sooner attack on offense. He is 38 of 53 on the year for 567 yards with five TDs and zero interceptions. Senior WR Dede Westbrook leads OU with 12 receptions for 103 yards, but sophomore WR Mark Andrews leads with three TD grabs on just five catches for 154 yards. On the ground, sophomore Joe Mixon leads all rushers with 157 yards (7.8 ypc) and one score.
Defensively, OU is led by senior LB Jordan Evans, who leads all players with 18 tackles, 1.5 TFL and 2 pass break-ups.
Bob Stoops is in his 18th season in Norman and is the winningest coach in Oklahoma history. Stoops, the longest-tenured FBS head coach, has led the Sooners to a school-record 17 consecutive bowl berths and nine Big 12 titles.
MEYER, STOOPS MET ONCE BEFORE
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and Bob Stoops have met one previous time, and that was in the 2008 BCS National Championship game. Meyer’s Gators defeated the Sooners, 24-14, Jan. 8, 2009, at the Orange Bowl in Miami.
ROAD WIN STREAK TOPS IN THE NCAA
Ohio State has won a school-record 18 consecutive true road games (games on an opponents home field), the longest such streak in the nation. The Buckeyes are undefeated, a perfect 18-0, in road games under head coach Urban Meyer.
Ohio State’s last loss on the road was in the 2011 regular season finale at Michigan.
MEYER VS. RANKED TEAMS
Head coach Urban Meyer is 33-13 in his career against Top 25 competition, including 12-3 at Ohio State. Oklahoma will represent the fourth Top 15 opponent in the past six games for Ohio State dating to last season.
|Sept. 29||at #20 Michigan State||W, 17-16|
|Oct. 6||#21 Nebraska||W, 63-38|
|Nov. 24||#20 Michigan||W, 26-21|
|Sept. 28||#23 Wisconsin||W, 31-24|
|Oct. 5||at #16 Northwestern||W, 40-30|
|Dec. 7||vs. #10 Michigan State*||L, 24-34|
|Jan. 3||vs. #8 Clemson#||L, 35-40|
* B1G Championship at Indianapolis
# Orange Bowl at Miami Gardens, Fla.
|Nov. 8||at #8 Michigan State||W, 49-37|
|Nov. 15||at #25 Minnesota||W, 31-24|
|Dec. 6||vs. #13 Wisconsin*||W, 59-0|
|Jan. 1||vs. #1 Alabama#||W, 42-35|
|Jan. 12||vs. #2 Oregon^||W, 42-10|
* B1G Championship at Indianapolis
# Sugar Bowl; College Football Playoff semifinal at New Orlans, La.
^National Championship at Arlington, Texas
|Nov. 21||#9 Michigan State||L, 14-17|
|Nov. 28||at #10 Michigan||W, 42-13|
|Jan. 1||vs. #8 Notre Dame#||W, 42-28|
# Fiesta Bowl at Glendale, Ariz.
OHIO STATE VS. THE BIG 12
The Buckeyes are 18-5-1 all-time against current members of the Big 12 Conference. The last time the Buckeyes faced a Big 12 opponent was Texas on Jan. 5, 2009 at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., a 24-21 Longhorn victory.
A LOOK BACK TO LAST WEEK’S WIN OVER TULSA