The Oklahoma Sooners finished 3rd in the Big 12 Conference with a 7-4 record, their losses coming to four nationally ranked teams: #14 TCU, #17 UCLA, #2 Texas and #15 Texas Tech. Coached by Bob Stoops, Oklahoma finished the regular season ranked just outside both the AP and Coaches polls at #26. They had what most experts agree was the nation's toughest schedule and finished at #23 in the BCS rankings.
Oklahoma's offense ranks 73rd nationally in total yards with 370 average per game, and their defense ranks 16th in yards allowed per game.
This season, Oklahoma has beaten Tulsa, Kansas State, Kansas, Baylor, Nebraska, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State. Their 23-21 loss to Texas Tech came after a final Red Raiders drive containing several widely disputed calls. Their largest margin of victory was 28 points (Oklahoma State), and their closest margin of victory was 6 points (Texas A&M).
Key offensive players for the Sooners include QB Rhett Bomar, redshirt freshman who leads the team in passing, Adrian Peterson, 2004 Heisman runner-up who leads the team in rushing, and Davin Joseph, All-Big 12 offensive lineman.
Key defensive players for the Sooners include LB Rufus Alexander, who leads the team in tackles and tackles for loss, LB Clint Ingram, who leads the team with 4 interceptions, and Calvin Thibodeaux, who leads the team in sacks.