1897 Oklahoma Sooners football
ConferenceIndependent
Record2–0
Head coach
CaptainC. C. Roberts
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 Southern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Oklahoma     2 0 0
Arkansas     2 0 1
Navy     8 1 0
Virginia     6 2 1
Add-Ran     3 1 0
Washington and Lee     3 1 0
VPI     5 2 0
North Carolina     7 3 0
VMI     3 2 0
Guilford     2 1 0
West Virginia     5 4 1
Columbian     4 5 1
Davidson     1 1 0
Richmond     3 5 0
North Carolina A&M     1 2 0
Texas A&M     1 2 0
Delaware     1 5 1
William & Mary     0 1 0
Marshall     0 3 0
South Carolina     0 3 0

The 1897 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1897 college football season. In their third year of football and first year under head coach Vernon Louis Parrington, the Sooners compiled a 2–0 record, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 33 to 8.[1][2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
December 1Oklahoma City Town TeamNorman, Oklahoma TerritoryW 16–0
December 31vs. KingfisherGuthrie, Oklahoma TerritoryW 17–8

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Roster

1897 Oklahoma Sooners Football
  • Edwin Barrow
  • Jasper Clapham
  • Harry Ford
  • John Hefley
 
  • Paul Mackey
  • Bill McCutcheon
  • Fred Merkle
 
  • Joe Merkle
  • Columbus Roberts
  • Ray Smith[4]

References

  1. ^ "Oklahoma Yearly Results (1940-1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "1940 Oklahoma Sooners Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Oklahoma Yearly Results 1895–1899". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "1897 OU Football Roster - SoonerStats - Historical scores, records, and stats for Oklahoma Sooners football, basketball, baseball, and softball".