Bleed Crimson. Orange Power. Boomer Sooner. Pistols firing. Ask any Oklahoman who their favorite college football team is, and there’s a 97% chance one of these phrases will be the response. We’ve been accused of taking college football too seriously before, but if you ever head to Norman or Stillwater on gameday, you’ll see what all the fuss is about. Before you make that drive, though, here are five things to know about college football in Oklahoma to prepare you for the gameday fanfare.
- The Oklahoma Sooners have the 4th winningest college football program of all-time, behind only Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State in terms of winning percentage.
- Boone Pickens Stadium at Oklahoma State University is the oldest in the Big 12 Conference, with football being played there since 1913.
- Oklahoma was named the 2nd best state for college football.
- OU and OSU are both ranked in the top 10 of the Associated Press’ 2017 preseason poll.
- OSU’s first game is Aug. 31 against the University of Tulsa and OU’s first game is Sept. 2 against UTEP.