NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma dedicated a statue Saturday honoring the Selmon brothers — defensive linemen Lucious, Dewey and Lee Roy.
The trio starred for Oklahoma from 1971 to 1975 and helped the Sooners compile a 54-3-1 record with national championships in 1974 and 1975 and four Big Eight titles.
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.
SEATTLE (AP) — Michael Penix Jr. threw for 397 yards and four touchdowns, and Washington emphatically stated its case as a contender in the Pac-12 with a 39-28 win over No. 11 Michigan State on Saturday night.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Saturday's Oklahoma-Nebraska game was scheduled 10 years ago, the intention was to celebrate what once was among college football’s greatest rivalries.
It turned out to be further confirmation the Cornhuskers are just a shell of the program that decades ago battled the Sooners for conference titles year in and year out.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Former Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson will return to the site of what he calls his greatest college victory but in a very different role.
Thompson, one of masters of Barry Switzer’s wishbone offense, led the second-ranked Sooners to a 17-7 win at No.
No. 6 Oklahoma (2-0) at Nebraska (1-2), Saturday, noon ET (Fox)
Line: Oklahoma by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The idea behind scheduling the home-and-home series between Oklahoma and Nebraska was to allow fans and former players to bask in the nostalgia of one of college football's greatest rivalries.
Tulane (2-0) at Kansas State (2-0), Saturday, 3 p.m. ET (ESPN+)
Line: Kansas State by 13 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Some things to watch in Week 3 of the Big 12 Conference season:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Texas Tech at No. 16 N.C. State. The Red Raiders are off to a 2-0 start for new coach Joey McGuire after a double-overtime victory at home over then-No.
Things to watch during Week 3 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Oklahoma's regular-season games against Southeastern Conference teams will have to wait until the Sooners are officially a conference member.
The SEC said Wednesday it has instructed Georgia and Tennessee to postpone home-and-home games scheduled for the next two seasons.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Steven Gilmore returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and Khalan Labron ran for 163 yards as Marshall shocked No. 8 Notre Dame 26-21 on Saturday, making Marcus Freeman the first Fighting Irish coach to lose his first three games.
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.
Dillon Gabriel looked quite comfortable in his first game for Oklahoma.
The Central Florida transfer passed for 233 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as the Sooners topped UTEP 45-13.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Spencer Rattler's debut at South Carolina wasn’t anything extraordinary in a season-opening 35-14 win over Georgia State.
Spencer Rattler, Chandler Morris and Tanner Mordecai were all once in the same quarterbacks room at Oklahoma.
A couple of years ago, JT Daniels and Kedon Slovis were studying the Southern California playbook together.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California’s new era in football has been assembled like a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster.
The Trojans brought in a young upstart with a flashy track record in former Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley to run the production.
Some things to watch during the opening week in the Big 12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
West Virginia at No. 17 Pittsburgh. “The Backyard Brawl” will be played Thursday night for the first time since 2011, which was the last season the Mountaineers and Panthers were in the Big East Conference together.
New TCU coach Sonny Dykes saw a drastic shift in Big 12 offenses during his first stint in the conference in the early 2000s.
Now that he's come back, he sees the times are a-changin' still.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler is anxious and excited, confident and poised — and more than ready to take the field with his new team at South Carolina.
After helping the Sooners win the Big 12 Conference title in 2020, Rattler lost his starting job midway through last season and became one of the top passers seeking a new home last December.
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and linebacker Will Anderson Jr. are perhaps the most well-known teammates in college football these days.
But there are plenty of other star duos and triosaround the country.
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.
Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams isn’t a typical transfer.
Rather than adapting to a new coach and an entirely new system, Williams followed Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma to USC. So he’s playing for the same coach, albeit at a different school.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Shane Beamer is looking for more out of his program heading into his second season after a debut few saw coming.
The Gamecocks were considered one of the Southeastern Conference's weakest teams when Beamer took over for Will Muschamp in December 2020.
The Associated Press preseason Top 25 college football poll presented by Regions Bank:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Brett Neilon looks around Southern California’s locker room, the Trojans’ sixth-year center sees a few teammates who were with him all the way from the heights of a Pac-12 title to the depths of this storied football program's worst season in 30 years.
A day after Oklahoma assistant head football coach Cale Gundy announced his resignation, the school said Monday that Gundy uttered a racially charged word multiple times during a film session last week.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Spencer Rattler smiled broadly and sat up his chair thinking about South Carolina's first game a month away.
“I'm just ready to go,” the ex-Oklahoma quarterback said Thursday.
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.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma will still get to play its Red River rivalry game against Texas when the two teams go to the Southeastern Conference together, but there may be no more Bedlam for the Sooners against Oklahoma State.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Defending Big 12 champion Baylor has been tabbed as the preseason favorite to win the conference title again, based on a poll of media who cover the league.
It is the first time Baylor has been favored in the preseason vote.
Tim Tebow, who led Florida to two national championships and won the 2007 Heisman Trophy, is among the former players making a first appearance on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot.
The National Football Foundation announced on Monday the players and coaches eligible for election into the Hall of Fame, and 11 of the 80 FBS players are debuting on the ballot.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-American receiver Jordan Addison is transferring from Pitt to Southern California.
The Biletnikoff Award winner announced his decision Thursday on social media, ending weeks of speculation on where the top receiver in college football will play this season.
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.
A look at Southeastern Conference players who appear poised to have breakout seasons:
Florida: Running back Montrell Johnson followed new Florida coach Billy Napier from Louisiana-Lafayette and was a bright spot during spring practice.
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.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Dillon Gabriel won’t let a higher profile or fancy new surroundings change his low-key approach.
He has had plenty of success as a college quarterback -- he passed for more than 8,000 yards and 70 touchdowns at Central Florida while leading some of the nation's most productive offenses.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caleb Williams missed the entrance to work on the first day of his new job at Southern California. He jogged out of the John McKay Center and headed the wrong way down McClintock Avenue before he got pointed to the right door for practice at Howard Jones Field.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst says he never personally spoke with Caleb Williams when the former Oklahoma quarterback was considering potential transfer destinations before choosing Southern California.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma will dedicate a statue of 2017 Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield on April 23 following its spring game, the university announced Monday.
“I’m a Sooner for life and incredibly grateful for all of the success my teammates and I had at OU,” Mayfield said in a statement.
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.