Oklahoma Sooners finished the regular season 12-1, Champions of the Big 12 after blowing away North division winner Missouri in the title game. Oklahoma's only loss of the season came to the Texas Longhorns in the Red River Shootout in Dallas. The Sooners led for much of the game but faltered late after a critical injury to LB Ryan Reynolds. Coached by Bob Stoops, the Sooners finished the season ranked #2 in the AP and #1 in both the Coaches Poll and the BCS standings.
Oklahoma's offense ranks 3rd nationally in total yards with an over 562 yard average per game, and they set a new modern NCAA record scoring over 700 points. The defense ranks 65th in yards allowed per game.
With the exception of their lone loss, the Sooners have not really played a close game this entire season. They've beaten Texas Tech, TCU, Cincinnati, Nebraska and Missouri, all by 20 points or more. The Oklahoma State game was close until the 4th quarter and ended up a 20 point win for Oklahoma. The Sooners' only loss was by 10 points to rival Texas. Their largest margin of victory over a FBS opponent was a 44 point win over Texas Tech, who was undefeated and ranked #2 in the country at the time.
Key offensive players for the Sooners include 2008 Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford, who led the nation in passing efficiency and passing TDs with 48. With the injury to DeMarco Murray, runningbacks Chris Brown, who rushed for over 1000 yards, and Mossis Madu will share the load in the backfield. Tight end Jermaine Gresham has 12 TD catches on the season, and receiver Juaquin Iglesias has over 1000 yards receiving.
Key defensive players for Oklahoma include All-American defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, a force in the middle against both the run and the pass, and linebacker Travis Lewis, a freshman who led the team in tackles with 135. Senior safety Lendy Holmes has 5 interceptions on the year, and defensive end Jeremy Beal led the team with 8 sacks.