Oklahoma Sooners Have Been Favored In 88 Straight Home Games

    The Oklahoma Sooners have been favored in 88 straight home games under Bob Stoops. The streak dates all the way back to the 2000 season.

    September 1, 2015

    It didn’t take long for Bob Stoops to find success after taking over the Oklahoma head coaching job in 1999. Stoops won the BCS National Championship in just his second season, leading the Sooners to a 13-2 win over FSU in the 2001 Orange Bowl.

    Despite it being his only national championship, Stoops has taken Oklahoma to three other BCS title games and won a total of eight Big 12 championships. 

    Even more impressive than the aforementioned? Oklahoma has been favored in 88 straight home games dating all the way back to 2000 under Stoops. 

    The last time the Sooners were underdogs at home they knocked off top-ranked Nebraska, 31-14, on October 28, 2000. Since that game Stoops has never been picked to lose at home by the folks in the desert, which goes to show just how elite Oklahoma has been under his direction.

    In those 88 contests, Oklahoma has posted an 80-8 record. The Sooners 84-8 since the 2000 season, which is good for the second best record of any FBS team. Boise State leads the nation at 92-4. 

    [WATCH: Bob Stoops Discusses Why He Named Baker Mayfield OU’s Starter]

    Heading into the 2015 season, there’s one game on the home schedule that could break the incredible run: TCU on November 21. The Horned Frogs enter the season as the No. 2-ranked team, while the Sooners are preseason No. 19. But don’t be surprised if Oklahoma impresses the oddsmakers by then, as it’s done continuously for the past 15 seasons.  


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