1986 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Big Eight champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 42–8 vs. Arkansas
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
Record11–1 (7–0 Big 8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJim Donnan (2nd season)
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorGary Gibbs (6th season)
Captains
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 75,004)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Oklahoma $ 7 0 0 11 1 0
Colorado 6 1 0 6 6 0
No. 5 Nebraska 5 2 0 10 2 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0 6 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0 6 5 0
Missouri 2 5 0 3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0 2 9 0
Kansas 0 7 0 3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Eight Conference. The team recorded 5 shutouts and led the nation in all four major defensive categories (total, rushing, passing, and scoring).[1]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 62:30 p.m.No. 4 UCLA*No. 1ABCW 38–375,684[2]
September 201:30 p.m.Minnesota*No. 1
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 63–075,463[2]
September 272:30 p.m.at No. 2 Miami (FL)*No. 1CBSL 16–2871,451[2]
October 41:30 p.m.Kansas StateNo. 6
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 56–1074,284[2]
October 112:30 p.m.vs. Texas*No. 6ABCW 47–1275,587[2]
October 181:30 p.m.Oklahoma StateNo. 5
W 19–076,022[2]
October 251:00 p.m.at Iowa StateNo. 5W 38–043,190[2]
November 12:30 p.m.at KansasNo. 4ABCW 64–338,500[2]
November 81:00 p.m.MissouriNo. 4
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
W 77–075,480[2]
November 1512:00 p.m.ColoradoNo. 4RaycomW 28–052,702[2]
November 222:30 p.m.at No. 5 NebraskaNo. 3ABCW 20–1776,198[2]
January 1, 19877:30 p.m.vs. No. 9 Arkansas*No. 3
NBCW 42–852,717[2]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[3]

Roster

1986 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 57 Kevin Adkins Sr
FB 28 Rotnei Anderson
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 So
C 74 W. Bennett
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 So
G 95 Jodie Britt
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 Jr
SE 36 Eric Bross
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 Fr
SE 83 Carl Cabbiness So
RB 45 Lydell Carr Jr
T 63 Nigel Clay Fr
RB 33 Patrick Collins Jr
HB 32 Phillips Collins Fr
T 73 Robert Conner Fr
HB 32 Ron Counter Jr
OL Jerry Crafts Fr
T 72 Dungan Forrest
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 So
T 58 Mickey Greene
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 So
SE 26 Artie Guess Fr
HB 37 Fred Gunter Fr
QB 6 Bernard Hall Fr
QB 4 Jamelle Holieway So
T 79 Mark Hutson Jr
TE 88 Keith Jackson (C) Jr
LS 73 Chuck Johnson
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 So
FB 5 Earl Johnson
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 Sr
T 75 Greg Johnson
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 Jr
T 92 Harold Jones Fr
TE 87 Aubrey King
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 So
C 56 Bob Latham
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 So
G 62 Al Laurita
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 Jr
HB 23 Don Maloney
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 So
T 64 Terron Manning Fr
T 70 Richard Marks
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 Jr
OL 67 Larry Medice Fr
QB 1 Eric Mitchel So
WR 84 Lee Morris
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 Jr
RB 34 Jarrod Oliver Fr
TE 82 Duncan Parham So
FB 2 Leon Perry So
G 68 Anthony Phillips
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 So
T 66 Jon Phillips
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 Jr
TE 97 Lance Price So
TE 89 Terry Pritchard
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 Fr
T 77 Caesar Rentie
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 Jr
RB 3 Derrick Shepard Sr
C 53 Travis Simpson
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 Sr
HB 24 Don Smitherman So
HB 25 Anthony Stafford So
HB 27 Damon Stell Jr
QB 11 Glenn Sullivan
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 Jr
SE 13 Leonard Thomas
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 Fr
QB 16 Charles Thompson Fr
RB 20 Spencer Tillman (C)
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 Sr
OL 76 Mark Van Keirsblick
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 Fr
HB 13 Dion Wharry
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 Fr
OL Andre Williams
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 Fr
C 59 Greg Williams
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 Fr
C 65 Mike Wise
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 Fr
FB 30 Chris Yourman
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 Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 61 Mike Aljoe
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 Sr
LB 85 Tom Backes Fr
LB 44 Brian Bosworth (C)
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 Jr
DB 8 Sonny Brown
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 Sr
DT 86 Steve Bryan
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 Sr
LB 36 Adrian Cooper Fr
DB 15 Derrick Crudup Jr
NG 51 Richard Davis
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 So
LB 38 Wayne Dickson Fr
LB 41 Richard Dillon
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 So
DE 69 Greg Dixon
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 Fr
DB 29 Rickey Dixon Jr
LB 36 Robert Eck So
LB 55 Scott Evans
DB 9 Lonnie Finch So
DB 49 Scott Garl
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 So
LB 54 Evan Gatewood
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 Sr
DB 7 Ledell Glenn Sr
DE 39 James Goode
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 Fr
LB 52 Tracy Gordon Fr
DE 47 Jeff Hake
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 Sr
DB 6 Andre Johnson
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 Sr
DE 80 Troy Johnson
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 Jr
LB 50 Dante Jones
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 Jr
DE 38 John Judkins Sr
DE 46 Kert Kaspar
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 So
DT 90 Darren Kilpatrick
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 Jr
DL 78 Darrell Kirby Fr
DE 60 Mike Mantle
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 Sr
LB 48 Brad McBride
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 Jr
DB 17 Ken McMichel
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 Fr
LB 42 Paul Migliazzo
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 Sr
DE 94 Zarak Peters Fr
DB 35 Tony Rayburn
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 Sr
DE 40 Darrell Reed
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 Jr
DT 96 Richard Reed
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 Sr
DB 21 Carlos Scott Fr
DT 81 David Shoemaker
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 Fr
DB 22 Kevin Thompson
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 Fr
DB 19 Scott Thompson
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 Fr
DB 10 David Vickers
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 Jr
DB 14 Derrick White Jr
NG 93 Curtice Williams
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 So
DL 98 Dante Williams
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 Fr
DT 99 Tony Woods
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 So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 26 Darren Atyia
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 Jr
K 31 Tim Lashar
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 Sr
K 91 Todd Thomsen So
K Roy White Fr
P 12 Mike Winchester Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Game summaries

UCLA

1 234Total
UCLA 0 300 3
Oklahoma 3 14147 38

See also: 1986 UCLA Bruins football team


[4]

Minnesota

1 234Total
Minnesota 0 000 0
Oklahoma 14 211414 63
  • Date: September 20
  • Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

See also: 1986 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team


[5]

Miami (FL)

1 234Total
Oklahoma 0 376 16
Miami (FL) 0 7210 28

See also: 1986 Miami Hurricanes football team


[6]

Kansas State

See also: 1986 Kansas State Wildcats football team

Kansas State Wildcats (1–3) at Oklahoma Sooners (2–1)
1 2 34Total
Kansas State 0 10 0010
Oklahoma 21 7 72156

at Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma

  • Date: October 4
  • Game attendance: 74,284
  • [7]
Game information

Texas

See also: Red River Rivalry

Texas Longhorns vs. #6 Oklahoma Sooners
1 234Total
Texas 0 066 12
#6 Oklahoma 17 1479 47

[8]

Oklahoma State

1 234Total
Oklahoma St 0 000 0
• Oklahoma 3 3310 19
  • Date: October 18
  • Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

[9]

Iowa State

1 234Total
• Oklahoma 7 10714 38
Iowa St 0 000 0

[10]

Kansas

1 234Total
• Oklahoma 17 3377 64
Kansas 0 003 3

[11]

Missouri

1 234Total
Missouri 0 000 0
• Oklahoma 21 28721 77
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

[12]

Colorado

#4 Oklahoma Sooners at Colorado Buffaloes
1 234Total
#4 Oklahoma 7 7014 28
Colorado 0 000 0

See also: 1986 Colorado Buffaloes football team

[13]

Nebraska

1 234Total
#3 Oklahoma 7 0013 20
#5 Nebraska 7 370 17

See also: 1986 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

[14]

vs. Arkansas (Orange Bowl)

#9 Arkansas vs. #3 Oklahoma
1 234Total
Arkansas 0 008 8
• Oklahoma 0 141414 42
  • Date: January 1
  • Location: Orange Bowl
  • Game attendance: 52,717
  • Television network: NBC

Main article: 1987 Orange Bowl

See also: 1986 Arkansas Razorbacks football team


[15]

Rankings

See also: 1986 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre12345678910111213Final
AP1 (44)1 (55)1 (55)1 (55)66554443333 (3)
Coaches Poll1 (36)1 (44)1 (43)1 (44)66664443333

Postseason

NFL draft

The following players were drafted into the National Football League following the season.[16]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Steve Bryan Defensive end 5 120 Chicago Bears
Spencer Tillman Running back 5 133 Houston Oilers
Paul Migliazzo Linebacker 8 221 Chicago Bears

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2012.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "1986 OU Football Season Schedule - SoonerStats - Historical scores, records, and stats for Oklahoma Sooners football, basketball, baseball, and softball".
  3. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
  4. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  5. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  6. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  7. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Oct 05. Retrieved 2019-Jan-27.
  8. ^ Gainesville Sun. 12 Oct 1986.
  9. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  10. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  11. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  12. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  13. ^ Gainesville Sun. November 16, 1986
  14. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  15. ^ Gainesville Sun. January 2, 1987
  16. ^ "1987 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  17. ^ "Past Winners".