OU and OSU aren’t the only universities in Oklahoma where college football is popular. Programs at a number of smaller colleges are great places to find gridiron action. Here’s just a few:
- University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos - The Bronchos have been playing football since 1902 and are currently a NCAA Division II athletic program. UCO has won two national titles (1962, 1982) and has had several players play in the NFL.
- Southern Nazarene University Crimson Storm - The Crimson Storm is one of the newest programs in the state, playing its first game in 2000. The team has posted 11 winning seasons in its brief history. SNU is located in Bethany.
- Langston University Lions - Located in Langston, the Lions have a strong football history, including producing NFL Pro-Bowler and Super Bowl Champion Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson.
- Oklahoma Baptist University Bison - Playing in Shawnee, OBU has fielded a football team for more than 100 years and went 8-3 last season.