September 13, 1998
Game No. 3
California Golden Bears (1-1, 0-0 Pac-10) at
Oklahoma Sooners (2-0, 0-0 Big 12).
Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998
Memorial Stadium (72,765 - Grass)
Kickoff 6:00 p.m. CT (4:00 p.m. PT).
Televised live in the Bay Area on Fox Sports Bay Area with Joe Fonzi and Matt Bouza.
A crowd of 72,000 is expected.
Complete Cal Football information can be found on Cal's official web site at www.calbears.com. Oklahoma's web site is at www.ou.edu/athweb.
Cal Radio Network
The game will be aired live over KGO Radio (810 AM) San Francisco and the five-station Cal Radio Network. Other stations on the network are: KANM (660 AM) in Modesto, KRCK (1490 AM) in King City; KJAX (1280 AM) in Stockton, KGOE (105.5 FM) in Eureka, KYOS (1480 AM) in Merced; and KMET (1490 AM) in Riverside. The pre-game show begins 15 minutes prior to kickoff. KGO is in its 24th season as the Golden Bears flagship station. Sports Director Joe Starkey is in his 24th season handling play-by-play duties, and Lee Grosscup, who is in his 10th year in the booth, joins him with color commentary. The Tom Holmoe Show airs weekly on KGO Wednesdays at 5:20 p.m.
Cal Highlight Show
The weekly one-half hour Cal Football Highlight Show, hosted by Tim Sharp, will air each Sunday afternoon during the season on Fox Sports Bay Area. The program will be shown on Sundays at 4:30 p.m., with a repeat showing Mondays at 3 p.m.
Cal-Oklahoma: The Series
Defense Much Improved
Cal's defense, which ranked near the bottom of the Pac-10 in scoring and total defense last year, has become the strength of the team this season. After holding a Nebraska team that has ranked in the Top 10 in the country in scoring every year since 1978 to just 24 points, Cal is allowing only 17.0 ppg this year - vastly better than the 30.8 ppg the Bears gave up last season. In addition, Cal is allowing 327.5 ypg, down from 381.4 ypg in 1997 and from 460.3 ypg in '96.
Cal and Oklahoma meet for the fourth time Saturday, with the Sooners holding a 2-1 series lead. OU took the first two games, 27-13, in Berkeley in 1954 and, 28-17, in Norman in 76. Last year in Cal's Memorial Stadium, the Bears built a 34-13 lead early in the third quarter only to watch OU tie the score at 34-34. But a 49-yard drive ended with a 15-yard TD pass from Justin Vedder to Bobby Shaw to put Cal ahead with 2:37 left. OU returned the blocked extra point for two points, but the Sooners were unable to score again, and the game finished 40-36 in Cal's favor.
Freshmen Make Big Impact
Through the 1998 season's first two games, several freshman have already made big impacts on offense, defense and special teams. A true freshman who has played in both games -- linebacker Jamaal Cherry, who had one tackle against the Cornhuskers. Four redshirt freshmen have also played key roles: tight end Corey Smith (1 catch for 12 yards against Nebraska), offensive tackle Langston Walker (first start versus Nebraska), linebacker Scott Fujita (special teams) and quarterback Samuel Clemons (final play against Nebraska). One other redshirt freshman is expected to make his debut next week against Washington State as offensive lineman Brandon Ludwig hopes to be recovered from a sprained knee. Ludwig was running with the first team before the injury in August.
1998 Cal Schedule, Results & Notes
Sept. 5 Houston 14-10 Douglas scores winning TD on 34-yard reception with 2:07 left. Sept. 12 #4 Nebraska (Fox) 3-24 Nebraska scores 10 points in final 3:54 to break open 14-3 game. Sept. 19 at Oklahoma (FSBA) 4:00 p.m. PT Bears look for second victory over OU after winning 40-36 in '97. Sept. 26 Washington State (ABC) 4:00 p.m. Cal has won 9 of last 12 in Berkeley, including 27-11 in '95. Oct. 10 at USC TBA In last visit in '96, Cal won at USC for first time since 1970 (22-15). Oct. 17 at Washington (Fox-Synd.) 3:30 p.m. Bears looking to break 15-game losing streak to Huskies. Oct. 24 UCLA 12:30 p.m. After Cal won 5 straight from 1990-94, UCLA has taken last 3 games. Oct. 31 at Oregon State 1:00 p.m. Cal built 33-0 lead before winning 33-14 last year. Nov. 7 at Arizona State 3:00 p.m. PT 15 of last 19 games have been decided by more than 7 points. Nov. 14 Arizona 12:30 p.m. Cal won, 56-55, in 4 OT in '96, but UA won, 41-38, in 2 OT last year. Nov. 21 Stanford (KGO TV 7) 12:30 p.m. 101st renewal of Big Game; 10th most-played rivalry in NCAA.
Releases Available on InfoConnection
All California releases, statistics and rosters are available to the media via InfoConnection. To access InfoConnection, call 800-300-2050 and enter 72210 for the Pacific-10 Conference. You must also have a personal identification number (PIN), as well. If you do not have a PIN, call InfoConnection at 770-399-0096. The code numbers for Cal football are: release - 1901; notes/depth chart - 1902; stats only - 1903; latest game stats - 1904; latest game book - 1905; roster - 1908.
Cal Radio on the Internet
All Cal football radio broadcasts can be heard on the Internet at www.broadcast. com/sports/ncaa/california. Visit the site and download the necessary software, then log on at game time to catch the Bears live
Cal Radio on 800 Service
All Cal football radio broadcasts during the 1998 season are available nationwide via telephone through the facilities of TRZ Telephone Broadcast Services. Fans can access the Cal Radio Network from anywhere in the country at 1-800-846-4700, ext. 5918. The cost is $.50 for the first minute, with decreasing rates for additional minutes.
Pac-10 Video Feed
The Pacific-10 Conference provides a weekly satellite feed every Wednesday throughout the season, featuring game highlights and interviews. The feed, at Telstar 4, Transponder 20 (C-Band), airs from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PT. In case of trouble with the feed, call the Pac-10 Conference office at (925) 932-4411.
Pac-10 Standings Pac-10 Overall W L W L Arizona 1 0 2 0 Washington 1 0 1 0 Oregon 0 0 2 0 Oregon State 0 0 2 0 USC 0 0 2 0 Washington State 0 0 2 0 UCLA 0 0 1 0 California 0 0 1 1 Stanford 0 1 0 2 Arizona State 0 1 0 2
Around the Pac-10
Iowa at Arizona; North Texas at Arizona State; San Jose State at Oregon; Oregon State at USC; North Carolina at Stanford; UCLA at Houston; BYU at Washington; Idaho at Washington State.
Tom Holmoe, California (Brigham Young '83) is in his second year as head coach of the Bears and third with the Cal program. He has a career record of 4-9 with the Bears. A 1983 graduate of BYU, Holmoe was the Cougars starting cornerback from 1980-82 and led the WAC in interceptions as a sophomore in 1980. He earned first team WAC honors as a senior and later was drafted in the fourth round by the San Francisco 49ers. Holmoe went on to play seven years with in the NFL, all with San Francisco, and helped the 49ers win three Super Bowls. After retiring from pro football, he entered the coaching ranks, serving as a graduate assistant during the 1990 and '91 seasons under LaVell Edwards at BYU. In 1992, Holmoe was reunited with Bill Walsh after accepting an offer to become the Stanford secondary coach. After two years as a member of the Cardinal staff, he moved back to the pro ranks and his former team, the 49ers, as George Seifert's defensive backfield coach for the 1994 and '95 seasons. In 1996, Holmoe joined the Bears staff as the defensive coordinator and on Jan. 18, 1997, he was named head football coach at Cal.
John Blake, Oklahoma (Oklahoma '83), the Sooners 20th head coach, is in his third season at the helm of Oklahoma program and has a career record of 9-16. Blake returned to his alma mater after a three-year stint as defensive line coach with the Dallas Cowboys from 1993-95. Blake began his coaching career as a volunteer for OU in 1985, then as a graduate assistant with the Sooners from 1986-87. He was tight end/receiver coach at Tulsa in 1988 before returning to OU as an assistant from 1989-92.
California Road Accommodations
The California travel party will depart for Oklahoma City from Oakland Airport at 1 p.m. Friday and will stay at the Westin Oklahoma City (405-235-2780). Associate AD/Communications Kevin Reneau and Associate Media Relations Director Herb Benenson will accompany the team.
IKON Office Solutions Play of the Week
Each week throughout the 1998 football season, IKON Office Solutions will salute the Golden Bear Play of the Week. For the Nebraska game, the honor goes to Jerry DeLoach's 12-yard sack of Cornhusker quarterback Eric Crouch in the third quarter. The play ended Nebraska's opening third quarter drive and set the tone for the second half when the Bears kept the Cornhuskers off the scoreboard for the first 26 minutes.
The Times Player of the Game
Each week throughout the 1998 football season, the Contra Costa Times will recognize the Cal Player of the Game. The winner for the Nebraska game is junior linebacker Sekou Sanyika, who had 11 total tackles (10 unassisted), including four tackles for loss (minus 11 yards).
This Week Next Week Oklahoma (2-0) Washington State (2-0) Sept. 5 North Texas, 37-9 Sept. 5 Illinois, 20-13 Sept. 12 at TCU, 10-9 Sept. 12 at Boise State, 33-21 Sept. 19 California Sept. 19 Idaho Oct. 3 Colorado Sept. 26 at California Oct. 10 vs. Texas# Oct. 3 at UCLA Oct. 17 at Missouri Oct. 10 Oregon Oct. 24 at Oklahoma State Oct. 17 USC Oct. 31 Iowa State Oct. 31 Arizona State Nov. 7 at Texas A&M Nov. 7 at Arizona Nov. 14 at Baylor Nov. 14 at Stanford Nov. 21 Texas Tech Nov. 21 Washington #at Dallas, TX
Cal-Oklahoma Media Notes
Cal Finishes Non-Conference Schedule with Road Trip to Oklahoma
California concludes its non-conference schedule this Saturday with a road trip to Oklahoma. Cal has not traveled to Norman since 1976 when the Bears dropped a 28-17 decision to the Sooners despite 284 passing yards by Joe Roth. Even after a 24-3 loss at the hands of No. 3 ranked Nebraska last week, the Bears have fared well against non-conference opponents in recent years, winning 21 of its last 30 non-conference games during the 1990s.
Last Year Cal-OU Game Featured Offense; Now Defense Will Be the Key
Saturday's game is the return engagement of a two-game contract between Cal and Oklahoma. A year ago, both teams were explosive offensively as they combined for 76 points. This year, both teams' offenses have struggled through the first two games with the Bears only ranking 94th nationally (254.0 ypg), while Oklahoma is marginally better with a No. 70 rating in the NCAA (326.5 ypg). Things don't figure to get much easier this week for the Bear or Sooner offenses as both Cal and Oklahoma feature dominant defenses. Cal is ranked No. 49 nationally in total defense (327.5 ypg), but has been more impressive than that ranking indicates. Oklahoma, meanwhile, is ranked No. 3 nationally, giving up just 168.5 yards a game. A year ago, Cal jumped out to 26-7 and 34-13 leads and looked capable of blowing the Sooners out of the game. However, Oklahoma came roaring back with 21 unanswered points to tie things up, 34-34, early in the fourth quarter. Cal drove 49 yards and Justin Vedder hit Bobby Shaw with a 15-yard TD pass with 2:37 left to lift the Bears to a 40-36 victory. DeMond Parker broke a 54-yard TD run on the game's second play, but the Sooners could manage only 113 total rushing yards on the day.
Cal Schedule Shows Bears Face 6 Straight Undefeated Teams
Cal entered the 1998 season understanding it had a daunting task, facing what Sports Illustrated rated as the fifth-toughest schedule in college football. After playing defending co-national champion Nebraska last week, it would seem a breather might be in order. No such luck. The Bears continue to face a slate of undefeated teams as Nebraska and Cal's next five opponents are a cumulative 13-0 on the season thus far. Besides No. 3 ranked Nebraska, Cal still has on its upcoming schedule No. 5 UCLA, No. 9 Washington, No. 16 USC, No. 17 Arizona, No. 33 Arizona State and No. 38 Washington State. The task is not just to survive that murderous schedule, but to somehow emerge with a winning record and earn the program's fifth bowl berth of the current decade. That's a difficult task for any team, particularly one that starts only six seniors (three on offense, three on defense).
Cal Defense Hopes to Keep Up Strong Play against Another Option Offense
Although the final stats showed Cal giving up 434 yards of total offense last week against Nebraska, that is very deceptive. Anybody who watched the game saw a Cal defense that slugged it out on equal terms with the defending co-national champions. That's particularly significant when seeing that Cal's offense was unable to move the football and Nebraska ran 88 offensive plays and had a 35:42-to-24:18 time of possession advantage. Cal posted 12 tackles behind the line of scrimmage against the Cornhuskers. The Bears are tied for 36th nationally in scoring defense (17.0 ppg), but could rank even higher. An analysis of opponent six scoring drives this season shows one being a 7-yard TD after a blocked punt, another being a 52-yard field goal after a short 26-yard drive and a third being a 41-yard field goal after a drive that lost 10 yards. Cal has been vulnerable mainly on the first offensive series each game. Against Houston, the Cougars had 86 yards of total offense (although the drive ended in a missed field goal) on the first series, and last week, Nebraska moved methodically down the field on a 67-yard touchdown drive the first time it had the football.
Bears Look For Better Efficiency in Opponent Territory
It is obvious that Cal needs to become more efficient on offense if the Bears expect to be successful in 1998. The Bears have not been lacking in opportunities, but have been unable to convert those chances into scores. Since an 80-yard touchdown drive on the team's first offensive possession of the season, the Bears have managed only one TD and one field goal on their next 31 offensive drives (includes two drives that were simply quarterback kneel-downs to run out the clock). Cal came up empty on drives that went as deep as the Houston 39, 40, 45, 30, 28 and 40-yard lines and then saw the same frustrations last week when the Bears penetrated to the Nebraska 37, 11, 30 and 30 yard lines without any points going up on the scoreboard. A few conversions on those four opportunities may have gone a long way toward posting one of the biggest upsets in Cal history.
Offensive Line Shows Signs of Development But Sacks Still a Major Concern
It's hard to do too much celebrating when you give up six sacks and manage only 12 net rushing yards, but Cal's offensive line performance against Nebraska last week showed some signs the Bears are beginning to develop along the front. The Bears opened holes on occasion against Nebraska, leading the way for runs of 11, 8 and 6 yards by tailback Marcus Fields and a 9-yard run by fullback Joshua White. Last week also marked the debut of massive redshirt-freshman Langston Walker (6-8, 340) at right tackle. He acquitted himself admirably for a first game against a stout Nebraska defense. The Bears also believe that more improvement will be evident with the return of another redshirt-freshman in Brandon Ludwig. The promising offensive guard missed the first two games with a knee sprain and is unlikely to play this week, but should be back in the line-up for Cal's Pac-10 opener in two weeks against Washington State. One area that clearly must be improved is in pass protection as the Bears gave up five sacks to Houston and six sacks last week to Nebraska.
Cal Linebacker Sekou Sanyika Putting Together Monster Season
Most of the pre-season accolades focused around junior linebacker Matt Beck, who was rated the No. 15 inside linebacker in the country by The Sporting News. However, Beck only played one series against Houston and had to sit out last week entirely as he continues to nurse a tender hamstring. His absence hasn't been missed as much as one might expect largely due to the superb play of another junior linebacker -- Sekou Sanyika. The 6-4, 230-pound outside linebacker has been one of the most dominant players in college football thus far. He opened the season up with a pair of interceptions against Houston (giving the Cal offense the ball at the Cougar 40- and 30-yard-lines), in addition to one tackle behind the line of scrimmage. Last week, he had a career-high 11 tackles, including 10 unassisted stops, against a vaunted Nebraska offensive attack. He finished the afternoon with four tackles behind the line of scrimmage for minus 11 yards, causing Nebraska head coach Frank Solich to comment: "He's a great player." Sanyika is used to having monster games as he recorded four tackles behind the line of scrimmage against Oklahoma last season for minus 23 yards. He also had five tackles for loss in his college debut against San Diego State in 1996 for minus 29 yards (including three sacks). He now has 27 tackles behind the line of scrimmage in his career and is starting to close in on Jerrott Willard's school record of 54 set from 1991-94.
Dameane Douglas Continues Hot Streak with Fourth Straight 100-yard Game
Being the latest in a long line of Cal receivers who have etched their names in the Cal record books, senior Dameane Douglas seems intent on making a name for himself nationally. After burning the Nebraska secondary for five catches for 124 yards, Douglas now ranks No. 10 nationally in receiving yardage (128.5 ypg) and is tied for 16th with 7.5 receptions per game. He had catches of 40, 31, 24, 17 and 12 yards against the Cornhuskers. Douglas has now a school record streak of four consecutive games over the 100-yard receiving barrier. He had 143 yards against Arizona (12 catches), 143 yards against Stanford (11 catches) last year and then opened up with 133 yards (10 catches) against Houston and 124 yards (5 catches) against Nebraska. Douglas has 110 career catches to rank tied for 12th on Cal's all-time list and needs just a pair of receptions to move into the Top 10 (Iheanyi Uwaezuoke is currently No. 10 with 112 catches). Douglas has 1,442 career receiving yards. Below is a list of the Top 12 Cal career receivers.
Cal Career Receiving Leaders Name Rec Yards 1. Bobby Shaw (1994-97) 180 2731 2. Brian Treggs (1988-91) 167 2335 3. Na'il Benjamin (1993-96) 165 2196 4. Mike Caldwell (1989-93) 139 1999 5. Steve Rivera (1973-75) 138 2085 6. Steve Sweeney (1970-72) 132 2043 7. Sean Dawkins (1990-92) 129 2124 8. Dwight Garner (1982-85 120 1027 9. David Lewis (1980-83) 114 1607 10. Iheanyi Uwaezuoke (1992-95) 112 1645 11.Matt Bouza (1978-80) 111 1628 T12. Dameane Douglas (1995-98) 110 1442 T12. George Freitas (1974-77) 110 1271
Cal Defensive Line Beginning to Assert Itself With Both Talent and Depth
The strength of the Cal Football team is its defensive line and that became evident last week when the Bears more than held their own against a Nebraska offensive line that traditionally rates with the best in the country. A telling play came with less than two minutes left in the game. With a 21-3 lead, Nebraska expected to find a worn-down and dispirited Cal defense when it went for a 4-and-2 situation at the Cal 21-yard-line. A dive into the line was stuffed by the Cal defense and a surprised Nebraska team gained a measure of respect for a Golden Bear line as they left the field. Cal uses a rotation of seven different players, all of which appear to be equally gifted. The Bears are particularly talented at the defensive end position where starters John McLaughlin and Andre Carter share equal playing time with Jeremiah Parker and Mawuko Tugbenyoh. On the inside Jerry DeLoach, Jacob Waasdorp and Nate Geldermann split playing time effectively. Against Nebraska, Waasdorp and Carter each had a pair of tackles behind the line of scrimmage, while DeLoach contributed a 12-yard sack and McLaughlin had a stop behind the line as well.
Miscellaneous Notes, Et Cetera, Three-dot Data
A promising Cal freshman had his first career reception last week as tight end Corey Smith caught a 12-yard pass for a first down...After having only four interceptions all of last season, Cal has three thus far in the first two games of '98 (two by Sekou Sanyika against Houston and one by Deltha O'Neal last week against Nebraska)...Cal tailback Marcus Fields scored his first career touchdown in the Oklahoma game last year, a four-yard burst in the second quarter...Cal running back coach Ron Gould will celebrate his 33rd birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 15, while offensive guard Reed Diehl will turn 20 on Friday...Cal is 30th nationally in passing offense (245.5 ypg), but is only 111th in rushing offense (8.5 rpg)...Deltha O'Neal is tied for 30th in punt returns (11.0 ypr), while Oklahoma's Jarrail Jackson is 20th (12.8 ypr).
GOLDEN BEAR OFFENSE WR 81 DAMEANE DOUGLAS (6-1, 190, SR, 3V) 6 Joel Young (6-2, 180, JR, 1V) LT 64 JOHN WELBOURN (6-5, 315, SR, 3V) 68 Robert Truhitte (6-5, 290, JR, JC) LG 76 TATE McCALLISTER (6-3, 285, JR, 2V) 60 Reed Diehl (6-4, 280, SO, 1V) C 73 John Romero (6-3, 315, JR, 1V) 63 Caleb Brown (6-4, 305, SR, 3V) RG 71 Kevin Doherty (6-5, 300, JR, 1V) 60 Reed Diehl (6-4, 285, SO, 1V) RT 66 Langston Walker (6-8, 340, FR, RS) 71 Kevin Doherty (6-5, 300, JR, 1V) TE 45 A.J. KUNKLE (6-2, 230, SR, 1V) 87 Brian Surgener (6-4, 220, SO, 1V) / OR 32 Corey Smith (6-4, 250, FR, RS) WR 88 Phillip Pipersburg (5-10, 180, SO, 1V) 1 Bruce Pierre (6-1, 195, SR, 1V) QB 10 JUSTIN VEDDER (6-0, 200, SR, 1V) 5 Samuel Clemons (6-2, 210, FR, RS) FB 40 Joshua White (5-11, 240, SO, 1V) 46 Mike Freeman (6-1, 240, SR, 3V) TB 4 Marcus Fields (6-2, 210, SO, 1V) 35 Marcus Oliver (5-11, 200, SO, 1V)
GOLDEN BEAR DEFENSE DE 33 JOHN MCLAUGHLIN (6-4, 240, SR, 1V) 58 Mawuko Tugbenyoh (6-1, 235, JR, 2V) / OR 47 Josh Trowridge (6-5 225, SR, 3V) NT 94 Jacob Waasdorp ( SO, 1V) 99 Nate Geldermann (6-1, 245, SO, 1V) DT 98 Jerry DeLoach (6-4, 310, 1V) 85 Eric Brandon (6-5, 260, SR, 2V) DE 95 Jeremiah Parker (6-5, 300, JR, 2V) 73 Andre Carter (6-4, 245, SO, 1V) OLB 13 SEKOU SANYIKA (6-3, 230, JR, 2V) 49 Scott Fujita (6-5, 235, FR,RS) ILB 53 Keith Miller (6-2, 240, JR, RS) 42 Justin Flagg (6-1, 235, SR, 3V) 59 Matt Beck (6-4, 230, JR, 2V) ILB 44 ALBERT DORSEY (6-2, 235, JR, JC) 43 Jamaal Cherry (6-3, 255, FR HS) LC 31 DERRICK GARDNER (6-0, 185, SR, 3V) 11 Drae Harris (5-10, 175, JR, RS) FS 20 Pete Destefano (6-2, 215, JR, 2V) 2 Damian Marzett (6-0, 200, JR, JC) SS 9 MARQUIS SMITH (6-3, 220, SR, 3V) 19 Don Smith (6-2, 210, JR, 1V) RC 25 Chidi Iwuoma (5-9, 175, SO, 1V) 8 Deltha O'Neal (5-11, 190, JR, 2V)
GOLDEN BEAR SPECIALISTS P 89 Nick Harris (6-3, 205, SO, 1V) PK 29 TIM WOLLECK (6-0, 220, SR, 1V) / OR 27 Ignacio Brache (6-0, 210, JR, 1V) KO 29 TIM WOLLECK (6-0, 220, SR, 1V) HOLD 89 Nick Harris (6-3, 205, SO, 1V) SNAP 94 Jacob Waasdorp (6-2, 250, SO, 1V) PR 8 Deltha O'Neal (5-11, 190, JR, 2V) KOR 8 Deltha O'Neal (5-11, 190, JR, 2V) 81 DAMEANE DOUGLAS (6-1, 190, SR, 3V)
SOONER OFFENSE SE 24 CHRIS BLOCKER (6-1, 212, SR, 3V) 10 Gerald Williams (6-3, 198, SR, 3V) LT 59 STEPHEN BURCHAM (6-4, 273, SO, 1V) 76 Al Baysinger (6-4, 332, SO, SQ) LG 68 ADAM CARPENTER (6-3, 304, SO, 1V) 71 Jay Smith (6-4, 281, SR, 1V) C 60 MATT O'NEAL (6-4, 259, JR, JC) 77 Tim Macias (6-4, 273, SR, 2V) RG 63 JASON BRONSON (6-2, 274, SO, 1V) 74 C.B. Baker (6-2, 291, SO, 1V) RT 70 ANDRE PITTMAN (6-5, 323, SO, SQ) / OR 78 Stockar McDougle (6-6, 363, JR, 1V) TE 90 MATT ANDERSON (6-3, 239, JR, 2V) 86 Jason Freeman (6-3, 248, SR, 3V) FL 1 JARRAIL JACKSON(5-8, 187, JR, 2V) 5 Ahmed Kabba (6-1, 185, SO, 1V) QB 8 BRANDON DANIELS (5-10, 212, JR, 2V) 6 Jarrod Reese (6-3, 200, FR, RS) FB 35 SETH LITTRELL (6-0, 222, SO, 1V) 32 Carson Fields (5-9, 203, SR, SQ) TB 33 De'MOND PARKER (5-10, 197, JR, 2V) 41 Michael Thornton (5-8, 190, JR, JC) ZB 22 REGGIE SKINNER (5-9, 224, JR, TR) 27 Johnnie Balous (6-1, 226, JR, RS)
SOONER DEFENSE LE 87 CORNELIUS BURTON (6-5, 274, JR, 2V) 95 Darryl Bright (6-4, 267, SO, 1V) LT 97 KELLY GREGG (6-0, 286, SR, 3V) 96 Jeremy Wilson-Guest (6-1, 300, SO, RS) RT 94 RYAN FISHER (6-3, 277, SO, 1V) 91 Angelo Banks (6-4, 303, JR, JC) RE 92 COREY CALLENS (6-3, 269, SO, 1V) OR / 87 Cornelius Burton (6-5, 274, JR, 2V) WLB 11 ONTEI JONES (5-9, 196, SO, 1V) 47 Armand Spence (6-0, 239, SO, 1V) MLB 46 BRANDON MOORE (6-2, 225, SO, 1V) 34 DaMario Solomon (6-0, 209, SR, SQ) SLB 84 DALE ALLEN (6-2, 230, SR, 3V) 20 Rocky Calmus (6-4, 221, FR, HS) LC 2 MIKE WOODS (5-11, 182, JR, 2V) 28 William Bartee (6-2, 189, JR, JC) SS 29 GANA JOSEPH (6-0, 215, SR, 2V) 38 Roy Williams (6-2, 214, FR, HS) FS 13 TERRY WHITE (5-10, 192, SR, 3V) 45 Rodney Rideau (5-10, 191, JR, 2V) RC 9 COREY IVY (5-10, 182, SR, 1V) 4 Pee Wee Woods (5-8, 179, JR, 2V)
SOONER SPECIALISTS P 83 JEFF FERGUSON (6-0, 177, FR, RS) KO 83 JEFF FERGUSON (6-0, 177, FR, RS) HOLD 8 BRANDON DANIELS (5-10, 212, JR, 2V) SNAP 67 BEN PANTER (5-10, 208, FR, RS) PR 1 JARRAIL JACKSON (5-8, 187, JR, 2V) KOR 33 De'MOND PARKER (5-10, 197, JR, 2V) 41 MICHAEL THORNTON (5-8, 190, JR, JC)