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2007 Oklahoma Sooners Football Preview
2007 Oklahoma Sooners season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Oklahoma Sooners football preview as well as the 2007 Oklahoma Sooners Football Schedule. Dont miss our Free football predictions against the bookmakers college football betting line.
Coach: Bob Stoops (9th year at Oklahoma)
Team Name: Sooners
2006 Overall Record: 11-3
Returning Starters: 15
The Oklahoma Sooners (11- 3 overall, 7- 1 Big 12) finished first in the Big 12 and then beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers 21- 7 to secure the conference crown. They met Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl and lost in OT 42- 43. The Sooners are almost always good for around 10 wins each season. Their consistency makes them almost a shoe-in for a bowl bid.
Oklahoma scored an average of 30.3 PPG, ranking them 19th in the nation. Senior RB Allen Patrick (169 CAR, 761 YDs, 4.5 AVG, 4 TDs) and sophomore RB Chris Brown (70 CAR, 343 YDs, 4.9 AVG, 6 TDs) will replace top back Adrian Peterson, who left early for the NFL. Junior WR Malcom Kelly (62 REC, 993 YDs, 16.0 AVG, 10 TDs) is the team's best big-play guy and rock solid. The offensive line is the toughest and best in the entire conference. All of this helps with the fact that the team will have a new quarterback who is unknown and relatively inexperienced. It could be junior Joey Halzel or freshman Sam Bradford.
The Sooners defense limited opponents to 17.3 PPG, also ranking them 19th. Their defense attacks and attacks and attacks. The frontline is inexperienced and the biggest question mark. The secondary is exemplary, led by FS Nic Harris (68 tackles, 40 solo, 4 INTs). The LBs are always the toughest on this team. Junior Curtis Lofton at WLB is the returning starter on the squad.
The Oklahoma program and fans are about national championships. In the last eight seasons, they've played in five BCS bowl games and competed for three national championships. But this team has some unknowns at QB and on defense. Their swing game is against Texas—that will decide the Big 12 South championship. Miami will be no cakewalk, while Oklahoma State would love to upset their rivals in the final regular season game. When you're as revered as the Sooners, everyone wants to beat you.
Oklahoma Sooners Football Schedule
|Sep 1||North Texas||Home|
|Sep 8||Miami Fla||Home|
|Sep 15||Utah St||Home|
|Oct 20||Iowa St||Away|
|Nov 3||Texas A&M||Home|
|Nov 17||Texas Tech||Away|
|Nov 24||Oklahoma St||Home|
For more info on the 2007 Oklahoma Sooners football program, view the Sooners website or read up on the rest of the Big 12 ncaa football teams below.
2007 Big 12 Football Previews
All of the Big Twelve Conference teams are listed to the right. Each team link gives our breakdown for the Big12 football team. For non Big Twelve teams visit our 2007 college football preview page.
Our main Big 12 Conference Preview page features a break down in terms of order of finish for the North and South divisions. These predictions can be used for help with futures betting or season win totals. Maybe the weakest of the major BCS conference don't sleep on teams like Oklahoma, Texas, and even Kansas making a run towards a BCS January bowl game.