1964 Oklahoma Sooners football
Gator Bowl, L 19–36 vs. Florida State
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Record6–4–1 (5–1–1 Big 8)
Head coach
Captains
  • Newt Burton
  • John Garrett
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 61,836)
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 6 Nebraska $ 6 1 0 9 2 0
Oklahoma 5 1 1 6 4 1
Kansas 5 2 0 6 4 0
Missouri 4 2 1 6 3 1
Oklahoma State 3 4 0 4 6 0
Kansas State 3 4 0 3 7 0
Colorado 1 6 0 2 8 0
Iowa State 0 7 0 1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1964 NCAA University Division football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Eight Conference. They were coached by first-year head coach Gomer Jones.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 19at Maryland*No. 2W 13–335,709
September 26USC*No. 2L 14–4062,579
October 10vs. No. 1 Texas*NBCL 7–2875,504
October 17at KansasL 14–1542,130
October 24Kansas State
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 44–046,708
October 31at ColoradoW 14–1127,768
November 7at Iowa State
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 30–042,982
November 14Missouri
T 14–1451,090
November 21No. 4 Nebraska
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
W 17–754,552
November 28at Oklahoma StateW 21–1636,987
January 2, 1965vs. Florida State*ABCL 19–3650,408[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Rankings

See also: 1964 NCAA University Division football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre123456789Final
AP2 (15)

Postseason

NFL draft

The following players were drafted into the National Football League on November 28, 1964.[3] Players were offered contracts but were declared ineligible to play in the Gator Bowl if they signed them before the game, as was the case with Ralph Neely.[4]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Lance Rentzel Wide receiver 2 23 Minnesota Vikings
Ralph Neely Tackle 2 28 Baltimore Colts
John Flynn End 5 67 Detroit Lions
Jim Grisham Back 6 79 Minnesota Vikings
Larry Brown Back 14 193 Detroit Lions
Ed McQuarters Guard 18 250 St. Louis Cardinals

References

  1. ^ Bassine, Bob (January 3, 1965). "Seminoles Fill Airways, Gun Down Oklahoma". Orlando Sentinel. p. 1D – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "SoonerSports.com". Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  3. ^ "1965 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  4. ^ Sherrington, Kevin (November 14, 2015). "Sherrington: Half a century later, OL stalwart Ralph Neely still Cowboys' most expensive acquisition ever". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved November 29, 2020.