1988 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 14
Record9–3 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJim Donnan (4th season)
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorGary Gibbs (8th season)
Captains
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 75,004)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 10 Nebraska $ 7 0 0 11 2 0
No. 14 Oklahoma 6 1 0 9 3 0
No. 11 Oklahoma State 5 2 0 10 2 0
Colorado 4 3 0 8 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0 5 6 0
Missouri 2 5 0 3 7 1
Kansas 1 6 0 1 10 0
Kansas State 0 7 0 0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Eight Conference. It was Barry Switzer's final year as head coach of the Sooners.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 104:00 p.m.at North Carolina*No. 4ESPNW 28–053,675
September 171:30 p.m.Arizona*No. 4W 28–1075,004
September 242:30 p.m.at No. 5 USC*No. 3ABCL 7–2386,124
October 11:30 p.m.Iowa StateNo. 10
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 35–775,004
October 81:30 p.m.vs. Texas*No. 10CBSW 28–1375,587
October 151:30 p.m.Kansas StateNo. 9
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 70–2473,800
October 227:00 p.m.at ColoradoNo. 8ESPNW 17–1449,716
October 291:30 p.m.KansasNo. 8
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
PPVW 63–1475,004
November 53:30 p.m.at No. 12 Oklahoma StateNo. 8ESPNW 31–2850,440
November 121:30 p.m.at MissouriNo. 8PPVW 16–740,704
November 192:30 p.m.No. 7 NebraskaNo. 9
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
CBSL 3–775,004
January 2, 198912:30 p.m.vs. No. 13 Clemson*No. 10ABCL 6–1353,571
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Roster

1988 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 66 Brian Brauninger So
WR 36 Eric Bross Jr
WR 83 Carl Cabbiness Sr
WR 16 Chris Cabbiness So
QB 10 Steve Collins Fr
QB 4 Jamelle Holieway (C) Sr
RB 5 Glyn Milburn Fr
G 68 Anthony Phillips (C)
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
FB 33 Kenyon Rasheed Fr
RB 25 Anthony Stafford (C) Sr
QB 6 Charles Thompson
Redshirt.svg
 So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 40 Reggie Barnes Fr
DB 27 Jason Belser Fr
LB 45 Joe Bowden Fr
DE 43 Adrian Cooper
Redshirt.svg
 So
DT 77 Stacey Dillard
Redshirt.svg
 So
DB 49 Scott Garl (C) Sr
NG 71 Harold Jones So
LB 46 Kert Kaspar Sr
DE 52 Corey Mayfield Fr
DB 4 Terry Ray Fr
DB 22 Kevin Thompson Jr
NG 96 Andre Williams Jr
LB 30 Chris Wilson
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
DT 93 Curtice Williams Sr
NG 98 Dante Williams Jr
NG 99 Tony Woods Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 13 R.D. Lashar So
K 91 Todd Thomsen Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Rankings

See also: 1988 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
AP3 (2)3 (1)4 (1)3 (1)3 (3)101098888910101014
Coaches Poll2 (4)2 (4)433101098878811101014

Game summaries

at North Carolina

1 234Total
• Oklahoma 14 770 28
North Carolina 0 000 0

See also: 1988 North Carolina Tar Heels football team


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Arizona

1 234Total
Arizona 3 070 10
• Oklahoma 7 777 28

See also: 1988 Arizona Wildcats football team


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at USC

See also: 1988 USC Trojans football team

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Oklahoma (2-0) 0 0 7 0 7
#5 USC (2-0) 7 13 0 3 23

[6]

Iowa State

1 234Total
Iowa St 0 700 7
• Oklahoma 14 7140 35

See also: 1988 Iowa State Cyclones football team


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vs. Texas

See also: 1988 Texas Longhorns football team and Oklahoma–Texas football rivalry

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas (3-1) 0 0 7 6 13
#10 Oklahoma (3-1) 6 8 7 7 28

Kansas State

See also: 1988 Kansas State Wildcats football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas St 0 0 7 17 24
#9 Oklahoma (4-1) 35 14 7 14 70

at Colorado

See also: 1988 Colorado Buffaloes football team

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Oklahoma (5-1) 7 7 0 3 17
Colorado (5-1) 6 8 0 0 14

Kansas

See also: 1988 Kansas Jayhawks football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas (0-7) 14 0 0 0 14
#8 Oklahoma (6-1) 14 7 14 28 63

at Oklahoma State

See also: 1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

#8 Oklahoma at #12 Oklahoma State
1 234Total
• Oklahoma 21 307 31
Oklahoma St 7 7014 28
  • Date: November 5
  • Location: Lewis Field
  • Game attendance: 50,440

See also: 1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team and Bedlam Series


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at Missouri

See also: 1988 Missouri Tigers football team and Missouri–Oklahoma football rivalry

1 2 3 4 Total
#8 Oklahoma (8-1) 10 6 0 0 16
Missouri 0 0 7 0 7

Nebraska

Nebraska at Oklahoma
1 234Total
Nebraska 7 000 7
Oklahoma 0 030 3

See also: 1988 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and Nebraska–Oklahoma football rivalry


vs. Clemson (Florida Citrus Bowl)

Clemson vs. Oklahoma
1 234Total
#13 Tigers 0 607 13
#10 Sooners 3 030 6

See also: 1988 Clemson Tigers football team and 1989 Florida Citrus Bowl


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Awards

DT Scott Evans

DB Scott Garl

OG Anthony Phillips

QB Charles Thompson

DT Curtice Williams

NG Tony Woods

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Postseason

NFL draft

The following players were drafted into the National Football League following the season.[11]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Anthony Stafford Wide receiver 6 152 Denver Broncos
Eric Mitchell Running back 6 165 New England Patriots
Tony Woods Defensive back 8 216 Chicago Bears
Anthony Phillips Guard 12 333 Chicago Bears

References

  1. ^ "1980s". University of Oklahoma Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  2. ^ 2011 Oklahoma football supplement
  3. ^ SoonerStats.com Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2015-Oct-21.
  4. ^ SoonerStats.com Archived 2016-10-26 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2015-Oct-23.
  5. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1988 Sep 18. Retrieved 2017-Aug-27.
  6. ^ "Oklahoma Feels Crunch of U.S.C." The New York Times. September 25, 1988. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  7. ^ SoonerStats.com Archived 2016-08-31 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2015-Nov-06.
  8. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1988 Nov 6.
  9. ^ "THE OTHER BOWL GAMES : Citrus Bowl : Sooners Beaten at Pass by Clemson". Los Angeles Times. January 3, 1989. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  10. ^ 2011 Oklahoma football media guide
  11. ^ "1989 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.