1969 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Record6–4 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorBarry Switzer (4th season)
Captains
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 61,836)
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 6 Missouri + 6 1 0 9 2 0
No. 11 Nebraska + 6 1 0 9 2 0
No. 16 Colorado 5 2 0 8 3 0
Oklahoma 4 3 0 6 4 0
Kansas State 3 4 0 5 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0 5 5 0
Iowa State 1 6 0 3 7 0
Kansas 0 7 0 1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1969 NCAA University Division football season. It was the 75th season for the Sooners.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 20at Wisconsin*No. 6W 48–2146,130[1]
September 27Pittsburgh*No. 6W 37–854,576[1]
October 11vs. No. 2 Texas*No. 8ABCL 17–2772,032[1]
October 18ColoradoNo. 12
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 42–3060,524[1]
October 25at No. 18 Kansas StateNo. 11L 21–5935,615[1]
November 1Iowa State
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 37–1453,811[1]
November 8at No. 9 MissouriNo. 20ABCL 10–4460,378[1]
November 15Kansas
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 31–1556,462[1]
November 22No. 16 Nebraska
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
L 14–4452,367[1]
November 29at Oklahoma StateW 28–2741,315[1]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll

Roster

1969 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WB 37 Gary Jamar Jr
WR 83 Joe Killingsworth Sr
C 54 Bob Klitzman Jr
C 50 Ken Mendenhall Sr
QB 11 Jack Mildren So
TB 36 Steve Owens Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
RE 84 Jim Files Sr
DT 69 Randy Little Jr
DHB 26 Jerry Hetherington Jr
DHB 32 Rick Hetherington Sr
LB 82 Steve Zabel Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Game summaries

Oklahoma State (Bedlam Series)

Oklahoma Sooners at Oklahoma State Cowboys
1 234Total
Oklahoma 14 077 28
Oklahoma State 7 1406 27

Steve Owens rushed for a career-high 261 yards and broke the single season Big Eight touchdown record set by Nebraska's Bobby Reynolds in 1950.

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Awards and honors

Rankings

See also: 1969 NCAA University Division football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. т = Tied with team above or below.
Week
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AP6668121120 т

NFL draft

The following players were drafted into the National Football League following the season.[5]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Steve Zabel Linebacker 1 6 Philadelphia Eagles
Jim Files Linebacker 1 13 New York Giants
Steve Owens Running back 1 19 Detroit Lions
Ken Mendenhall Center 5 116 Atlanta Falcons
Jack Porter Center 8 187 New York Jets
Joe Killingsworth Wide receiver 17 420 Boston Patriots

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "1969 OU Football Season Schedule - SoonerStats - Historical scores, records, and stats for Oklahoma Sooners football, basketball, baseball, and softball".
  2. ^ "Owens, Oklahoma Nip Cowboys, 28-27." Palm Beach Post. 1969 Nov 30.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 11, 2007. Retrieved April 16, 2007.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Football".
  5. ^ "1970 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.