Ex-Oklahoma QB Rattler commits to South Carolina, Beamer
Oklahoma Baylor Football Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler looks to throw down field against Baylor during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin) (Ray Carlin)COLUMBIA, S.C. — (AP) — Highly touted quarterback Spencer Rattler will try to restart his college career with South Carolina in a major acquisition for Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer. The post showed Rattler in a South Carolina uniform with the Gamecocks' logo in the background with the words, "COMMITTED." South Carolina went 6-6 this year, its first season under Beamer, who spent three years at Oklahoma under former coach Lincoln Riley as assistant head coach for offense. One of Rattler's targets at Oklahoma, tight end Austin Stogner, also tweeted he was heading to South Carolina.wftv.com
No. 18 Baylor 27-14 win ends No. 4 Oklahoma 17-game streak
Abram Smith had 148 yards rushing, including a 75-yard scamper to set up the first of Bohanon’s two rushing TDs in the fourth quarter, and the Bears (8-2, 5-2 Big 12, CFP No. Baylor fans stormed the field when they thought the game was over, but there had been a timeout, and 3 seconds remained. Bohanon had 107 yards rushing, while going 12-of-21 passing for 117 yards. THE TAKEAWAYOklahoma: The Sooners still control their path to get into the Big 12 championship game for a chance to win their seventh consecutive conference title. UP NEXTOklahoma plays its home finale against Iowa State in a rematch of last year’s Big 12 title game.wftv.com
Oklahoma coach Riley won't name starting QB before TCU game
APTOPIX Oklahoma Texas Football Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams (13) puts on the Golden Hat after coming off the bench to lead Oklahoma to a 54-48 win over Texas in an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Dallas. The Oklahoma quarterback had everything going for himself two months ago. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley wouldn’t say how he will play his quarterbacks heading into the fourth-ranked Sooners’ game against TCU (3-2, 1-1 Big 12) on Saturday. TCU coach Gary Patterson said he doesn’t see Oklahoma changing much with Williams, but he will review past examples of Oklahoma using the quarterback run game to prepare. “Some really, really good things and some really, really bad things.wftv.com
Oklahoma QB Rattler benched vs. Texas again; future unclear
Oklahoma Texas Football Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley talks to quarterback Spencer Rattler before sending Rattler in for a two-point conversion during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter) (Jeffrey McWhorter)Last year, Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler’s benching against Texas was temporary. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley went to true freshman Caleb Williams, who rallied the sixth-ranked Sooners to a 55-48 win over the 21st-ranked Longhorns. Rattler returned for one play — a 2-point conversion pass that he completed to Drake Stoops in the fourth quarter. Marvin Mims, who caught five passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns for Oklahoma, said Rattler handled the situation well.wftv.com
Boomer: Brooks 2 late TDs, No. 6 Oklahoma beats Texas 55-48
Oklahoma Texas Football Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) is sacked by Texas defensive lineman Alfred Collins (95) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Dallas. 21 Texas 55-48 on Saturday in the Red River rivalry that will soon move to the Southeastern Conference. Oklahoma hadn't even led until Brooks had an 18-yard score with 7:10 left that made it 48-41. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25. Sign up for the AP’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Brkic's last-second FG lifts No. 4 Oklahoma past W. Virginia
West Virginia Oklahoma Football Oklahoma place kicker Gabe Brkic (47) watches as his game winning field goal against West Virginia goes through the goal post during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sep. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) (Alonzo Adams)NORMAN, Okla. — (AP) — Gabe Brkic's 30-yard field goal as time expired gave No. 4 Oklahoma a 16-13 win over West Virginia on Saturday night. West Virginia opened the game with a 17-play, 75-yard drive that took more than nine minutes and ended with a 2-yard Garrett Greene touchdown run. West Virginia, aided by a roughing the passer penalty against Oklahoma, moved into scoring range on its next drive.wftv.com
Rattler, No. 3 Oklahoma hold off Nebraska 23-16
Nebraska Oklahoma Football Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) throws in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) (Sue Ogrocki)NORMAN, Okla. — (AP) — Spencer Rattler passed for a touchdown and ran for another, and No. 3 Oklahoma held on to beat Nebraska 23-16 on Saturday. It was Oklahoma’s first blocked extra point return for a 2-point conversion since Zack Sanchez ran one back against TCU in 2013. Brooks scored on a 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter, and the extra point put the Sooners up 23-9. The extra point cut Oklahoma’s lead to 23-16 with 5:38 to play.wftv.com
College Football is back on WFTV Channel 9
ORLANDO, Fla — College football is back on WFTV this Saturday and Sunday. Labor Day weekend and no need to labor, just sit back and watch some of the best college football on WFTV this weekend. 14 Miami | 3:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV Channel 9There will be a new look for Alabama in 2021 after the team had a record-tying six players selected in the NFL Draft first round. 3 Clemson | 7:30 p.m. Saturday on WFTV Channel 9Nationally, the biggest top 25 match-up of the weekend, No. 9 Notre Dame at Florida State | 7:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV Channel 9Many in Florida might argue that Florida State verses No.wftv.com
Gators rattled: No. 8 Oklahoma routs Florida in Cotton Bowl
8 Oklahoma beat 10th-ranked SEC runner-up Florida 55-20 on Wednesday night in the Cotton Bowl. Back in the same NFL stadium where 11 days earlier they won their sixth consecutive Big 12 title, the Sooners (9-2, No. The 55 points were their most ever in a bowl game, while piling up a Cotton Bowl-record 684 total yards. 1 Alabama in the SEC title game, and had averaged nearly 42 points a game. Oklahoma: With Rattler and Mims among the young standouts coming back, the Sooners could again be favored to win another Big 12 title.
AP All-Big 12: Iowa State players and coach win top awards
Campbell, in his fifth season at Iowa State, got all 20 votes as coach of the year. Iowa State had four first-team selections for the AP All-Big 12 team, matching Oklahoma and Texas Tech for the most in league. RB — u-Breece Hall, Iowa State, 6-1, 215, So., Wichita, Kansas. G — Derek Schweiger, Iowa State, 6-3, 311, Jr., Plymouth, Wisconsin. WR — Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State, 6-3, 207, Jr., Jacksonville, Florida.
Cotton Bowl: Big 12 champ Oklahoma vs SEC runner-up Florida
ARLINGTON, Texas – Oklahoma is going right back to the stadium where the Sooners just won their sixth Big 12 championship in a row to play SEC runner-up Florida in the Cotton Bowl. During a Gators team meeting on Zoom to discuss their bowl destination, one of the first questions players asked Mullen was where the Cotton Bowl was played. Oklahoma is in the Cotton Bowl for only the third time, its first since a 41-13 loss to Texas A&M on Jan. 4, 2013. The Cotton Bowl will be played two days before Alabama faces No. Pitts announced is turning pro and won't play in the Cotton Bowl.
No. 12 Sooners win 6th B12 title in row, 27-21 over Iowa St
12 Sooners won their sixth consecutive Big 12 championship. The Sooners got a bit of revenge Saturday when winning another Big 12 title game, with Spencer Rattler throwing a 45-yard touchdown to fellow freshman Marvin Mims and running for another score in a 27-21 victory over the No. Oklahoma still has its 14th Big 12 title overall in the league's 25-season history, and the 50th conference championship in school history. Iowa State played in a conference championship game for the first time in school history, though fifth-year coach Matt Campbell was incensed at times. Clemson also won its sixth conference championship in a row, with a 34-10 win over Notre Dame in the ACC title game later Saturday..
No. 13 Oklahoma tops Baylor, earns trip to Big 12 title game
Rattler threw two touchdown passes, and the 13th-ranked Sooners defeated Baylor 27-14 on Saturday night to earn a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game. “It’s a really good accomplishment coming back from what this team has the entire year,” Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said. With the coaching staff short-handed, former Sooners coach Bob Stoops was permitted to help with practice as OU prepared for Baylor. Brewer scored a short rushing touchdown with 59 seconds remaining to close out the scoring. UP NEXTBaylor hosts Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Rattler TD pass in 4th OT sends OU past No. 22 Texas 53-45
The Oklahoma freshman threw a 25-yard scoring pass to Drake Stoops in the fourth overtime and the Sooners survived a late rally from No. It was just the second four-OT game in 25 seasons of the Big 12, joining Kansas State's 53-50 victory over Texas A&M in 2011. The Longhorns (2-2, 1-2) also left themselves little hope of playing for a Big 12 title, much less being part of the College Football Playoff conversation. “I was kind of surprised when I came out at first,” said Rattler, who was tied for the Big 12 lead with four interceptions coming in. POLL IMPLICATIONSConsecutive Big 12 losses, the first for Oklahoma since 1998, sent the Sooners tumbling from No.
Iowa State hands No. 18 Oklahoma second straight loss, 37-30
Iowa State won 37-30. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)AMES, Iowa – It was another milestone win for Matt Campbell's rising program at Iowa State. 18 Oklahoma's final drive, giving Iowa State a 37-30 victory Saturday night. “We've got 16 seniors who came here on a dream that we someday could turn Iowa State football around. Iowa State: Purdy completed 12 of 24 passes and the defense came up big when it had to.
Kansas State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35
NORMAN, Okla. – A Kansas State squad that lost its opener to Arkansas State two weeks ago, had its roster depleted by COVID-19, and entered Saturday's game against No. Kansas State coach Chris Klieman said he didn't know until Friday if he'd have enough players available at all position groups to play the game. Kansas State upset Oklahoma 48-41 in Manhattan, Kansas, last year, making the loss especially disappointing for the Sooners. Oklahoma outgained the Wildcats 517 yards to 400 but had four turnovers to none for Kansas State. STAT LINESIn the fourth quarter, Kansas State outscored Oklahoma 17-0.
Rattler's 4 TD passes lead No. 5 Oklahoma past Missouri St.
5 Oklahoma rolled past Missouri State 48-0 on Saturday night. Rattler, the highly touted redshirt freshman from Phoenix, only played the first two quarters and helped the Sooners take a 41-0 lead. The Sooners led 31-0 at the end of the first quarter and outgained the Bears 236 yards to 1. The Sooners held Missouri State to 136 yards and seven first downs in their first shutout since 2015. He took over a Missouri State program that went 1-10 last season.
Week 2 Preview: Trevor Lawrence launches Heisman campaign
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Clemson, S.C. Lawrence is a candidate for the 2020 Heisman Trophy award. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)This college football season is already so odd that it’s unclear whether this is Week 1 or Week 2. 1 Clemson and Trevor Lawrence begin their season at Wake Forest, a solid opportunity for the star quarterback and preseason Heisman front-runner to launch a campaign. The Sooners' new starter is the first non-transfer to begin the season as QB1 since before Trevor Knight in 2014. One coach who could really use a win to start this season, though, is Les Miles of Kansas.
No. 5 Oklahoma still Big 12 favorite with inexperienced QB
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 file photo, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley talks with players during an NCAA college football game between Iowa State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. As usual, Riley is taking his time naming a starting quarterback. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
No. 5 Oklahoma still Big 12 favorite with inexperienced QB
The Sooners are still considered the overwhelming favorite to win their sixth consecutive Big 12 crown overall because nobody has dethroned them with Riley there. Purdy last year set school records with 3,982 yards and 27 TDs passing, leading the Big 12 with 306.3 yards per game. Conference play begins Sept. 26, the start of an 11-week stretch for nine league games before the Big 12 title game Dec. 12 or Dec. 19, if an extra week is needed. Since this is only TCU's ninth season in the league, Patterson technically isn't the longest-tenured Big 12 coach. Former Oklahoma State quarterback Mike Gundy is in his 16th season as head coach for his alma mater.