Oklahoma (6-5, 3-5 Big 12) at Texas Tech (6-5, 4-4), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (FS1)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Oklahoma by 2 1/2.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma wasn't in its usual position of contending for the Big 12 title and a spot in the College Football Playoff.
But the Sooners still won Bedlam.
Dillon Gabriel passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and Oklahoma knocked off No.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Bedlam won't be quite the high-stakes showdown many expected at the start of the season, but plenty still will be on the line when No. 24 Oklahoma State visits Oklahoma on Saturday night.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma receiver Drake Stoops is much more than the son of a Hall of Fame football coach.
Stoops – whose father, Bob, led the Sooners to the 2000 national title – has gone from walk-on at the beginning of his college career to scholarship player who has started six of his team’s nine games.
Baylor (5-3, 3-2 Big 12) at Oklahoma (5-3, 2-3), 3 p.m. EDT (ESPN+)
Line: Oklahoma by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
No. 19 Kansas (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) at Oklahoma (3-3, 0-3), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN2)
Line: Oklahoma by 9, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The party is over for Brent Venables.
Oklahoma’s new football coach was welcomed at the Norman airport like a conquering hero when he arrived to replace USC-bound Lincoln Riley in December.
Texas (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) vs Oklahoma (3-2, 0-2) in Dallas, Saturday, noon ET (ABC)
Line: Texas by 7 according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Recent meetings between Texas and Oklahoma have been shootouts.
Both teams have scored at least 40 points in four of the past six regular-season meetings, with Oklahoma breaking 50 in victories the past two years.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two rivals, two quarterback injury conundrums.
Texas and Oklahoma are preparing for this weekend's annual matchup in Dallas with big questions at the most important position on the field.
Can't hide problems when conference play starts.
The second month of the college football season often reveals issues that nonconference play might have masked and which teams could be in for long seasons.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU quarterback Max Duggan outran the Oklahoma defense for a long touchdown and lofted passes to wide-open receivers for other lengthy scores.
Oklahoma's Dillon Gabriel never got much of a chance to match him.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Brent Venables went through the emotions of frustration and anger after his first loss as Oklahoma's head coach. It felt no different than losses he experienced as a national championship-winning defensive coordinator, first with the Sooners and more recently with Clemson.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kansas State quarterback Adrian Martinez ran for 148 yards and four touchdowns, and the Wildcats stunned No. 6 Oklahoma 41-34 on Saturday night.
Martinez also passed for 234 yards and a score and Deuce Vaughn rushed for 116 yards for the Wildcats (3-1, 1-0 Big 12).
Kansas State (2-1) at No. 6 Oklahoma (3-0), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (FOX)
Line: Oklahoma by 12 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Brent Venables always has spoken highly of Kansas State, where he played linebacker and got his coaching start as an assistant under Bill Snyder.
He will face the Wildcats as head coach for the first time on Saturday, and he’s focused solely on getting the win for his sixth-ranked Sooners (3-0) in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Some things to watch in Week 4 of the Big 12 season, with six teams playing their conference openers:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Kansas State at No. 6 Oklahoma. This would have been a matchup of undefeated teams if the Wildcats hadn't gotten upset as a two-touchdown favorite at home against Tulane in their non-conference finale.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Marvin Mims caught seven passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns to help No. 7 Oklahoma overcome a slow start in a 33-3 victory over Kent State on Saturday night.
Dillon Gabriel completed 21 of 28 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns, and the Sooners finished with 430 yards of offense.
Kent State (0-1) at No. 7 Oklahoma (1-0), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+)
Line: Oklahoma by 34 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables got emotional when athletic director Joe Castiglione presented him with the game ball and the players loudly celebrated his first career victory as a head coach.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Finally, Brent Venables gets his shot.
The man who helped build dominant defenses in 26 years as an assistant coach at Kansas State, Oklahoma and Clemson will make his head coaching debut Saturday when ninth-ranked Oklahoma hosts UTEP.
UTEP (0-1) at No. 9 Oklahoma (0-0), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (FS1)
Line: Oklahoma by 30 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — There is a different vibe around the Oklahoma program this year.
The Sooners’ run of conference championships ended at six last season with a loss to Oklahoma State that cost them a spot in the Big 12 title game.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brent Venables got his first welcome-to-the-hot-seat moment well before his first game as Oklahoma’s new coach.
He attacked that controversy the same way he took on ball-carriers as a gritty, undersized linebacker at Kansas State -- head on.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma quarterback Dillon Gabriel has taken significant steps to help create bonds on a team with many new pieces.
Gabriel, a transfer from Central Florida who took part in spring practice, was busy showing his teammates around the state last month.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — On the surface at Big 12 football media days, nothing really appeared much different. The 10 mannequins lining the main stage donned the uniforms of the same schools that have made up the conference for a decade.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jocelyn Alo and Tiare Jennings fueled Oklahoma's record-setting offensive burst to help the Sooners move a victory away from successfully defending their Women's College World Series title.
There are three new head coaches in the Big 12 and there will be a few new starting quarterbacks when the season kicks off in September. Only Oklahoma has both.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — New Oklahoma coach Brent Venables respects what the Sooners have accomplished in recent years, but he believes they can be even better.
Lincoln Riley compiled a 55-10 record in five seasons before leaving to become head coach at Southern California. Quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray won Heisman trophies before becoming No.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Change can bring chaos. It can also bring excitement. And new Clemson offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter believes it's a hungry, energized team that has embraced the Tigers' new leaders.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney won't let all the questions about changes on the Tigers ruin his excitement to get back on the field.
“This team has a great vibe to it already,” Swinney said as Clemson continued spring drills Friday.