1968 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big Eight co-champion
Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, L 27–28 vs. SMU
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 11
Record7–4 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorBarry Switzer (3rd season)
Captains
  • John Titsworth
  • Bob Warmack
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 61,836)
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 Kansas + 6 1 0 9 2 0
No. 11 Oklahoma + 6 1 0 7 4 0
No. 9 Missouri 5 2 0 8 3 0
Nebraska 3 4 0 6 4 0
Colorado 3 4 0 4 6 0
Kansas State 2 5 0 4 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0 3 7 0
Iowa State 1 6 0 3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1968 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 head coach Chuck Fairbanks.

Although Oklahoma shared the Big Eight championship with Kansas and defeated the Jayhawks 27-23 on their home field, the Sooners were passed over by the Orange Bowl, which invited 9-1 KU.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 21at No. 3 Notre Dame*No. 5L 21–4558,821
September 28NC State*W 28–1453,349
October 12vs. Texas*L 20–2671,837
October 19Iowa State
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 42–746,960
October 26at ColoradoL 27–4145,804
November 2Kansas State
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 35–2043,782
November 9at No. 3 KansasW 27–2350,658
November 16No. 6 Missouri
W 28–1460,632
November 23NebraskaNo. 14
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
ABCW 47–046,011
November 30at Oklahoma StateNo. 11W 41–738,515
December 31vs. No. 20 SMU*No. 10ABCL 27–2853,453
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster

1968 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WB 33 Eddie Hinton Jr
SE 88 Preshie Hodge So
WB 37 Gary Jamar So
TB 22 Marcellous Johnson So
C 52 Joe Justice So
WR 83 Joe Killingsworth Jr
C 54 Bob Klitzman So
C 50 Ken Mendenhall Jr
RE 84 Jim Files Jr
TB 36 Steve Owens Jr
QB 11 Bob Warmack Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
RE 84 Jim Files Jr
DHB 26 Jerry Hetherington So
DT 69 Randy Little So
DHB 32 Rick Hetherington Jr
LB 82 Steve Zabel Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Roster

Rankings

See also: 1968 NCAA University Division football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked.
Week
PollPre123456789101112Final
AP4514111011

Postseason

NFL/AFL draft

Eddie Hinton was drafted into the National Football League following the season.[2]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Eddie Hinton Wide receiver 1 25 Baltimore Colts

References

  1. ^ "SoonerSports.com". Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "1969 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.