1965 Oklahoma Sooners football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Record3–7 (3–4 Big 8)
Head coach
Captains
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 61,836)
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 5 Nebraska $ 7 0 0 10 1 0
No. 6 Missouri 6 1 0 8 2 1
Colorado 4 2 1 6 2 2
Iowa State 3 3 1 5 4 1
Oklahoma 3 4 0 3 7 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0 3 7 0
Kansas 2 5 0 2 8 0
Kansas State 0 7 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1965 NCAA University Division football season. Led by second-year head coach Gomer Jones, they played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Eight Conference.

A longtime assistant under Bud Wilkinson, Jones resigned after the 3–7 season, one of the worst in program history,[1] but remained at OU as athletic director.[2]

Jim Mackenzie, an assistant at Arkansas under Frank Broyles, was hired as head coach in December.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 25at Pittsburgh*L 9–1324,651
October 2Navy*L 0–1056,148
October 9vs. No. 1 Texas*L 0–1975,342
October 16Kansas
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 21–742,975
October 23at Kansas StateW 27–013,832
October 30Colorado
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
L 0–1345,006
November 6Iowa State
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 24–2043,642
November 13at No. 9 MissouriL 0–3050,474
November 25at No. 3 NebraskaCBSL 9–2152,164
December 4Oklahoma State
L 16–1754,876
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[3]

Postseason

NFL draft

The following players were drafted by National Football League teams on November 27, 1965.[4]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Carl McAdams Linebacker 1 8 St. Louis Cardinals
Mike Ringer Running back 10 149 St. Louis Cardinals

References

  1. ^ "Coaching 'musical chairs' on". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. December 7, 1965. p. 14.
  2. ^ a b "Mackenzie faces two big problems". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. December 23, 1965. p. 10.
  3. ^ "SoonerSports.com". Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  4. ^ "1965 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.