Beware, Tigers, Aggies: Sooners Vengeful in Norman

With a 72-2 record in Norman since 1999, the Oklahoma Sooners’ dominance at home under head coach Bob Stoops has been well documented. During that span, the Sooners have outscored their opponents by an average of 29.5 points per game.

And if you wounded OU’s pride the year before, woe unto you.


Following upset wins against the Sooners in 2010, Missouri and Texas A&M travel to Norman this year. What awaits the Aggies and Tigers in 2011? Well, check out how the Sooners have fared since 1999 in their six revenge games – those played against opponents that beat them the previous year.

OU Home Revenge Games (1999-2010)
Year Opponent Result Score Margin
2000 Texas Tech W 27-13 14
2003 Texas A&M W 77-0 77
2003 Oklahoma State W 52-9 43
2006 Texas Tech W 34-24 10
2008 Texas Tech W 65-21 44
2010 Texas Tech W 45-7 38
Avg. 37.7

*Data courtesy of College Football Trivia

Aside from being a perfect 6-0 in those games, OU has put ruthless beatings on the visitors by an average of more than five touchdowns per game. The Crimson and Cream has gone 5-1 against the spread in those six games as well.

Back in ’03, A&M was on the business end of one of the more savage stompings in recent memory, with OU putting up 77 points through three quarters before sitting on the ball for the entire fourth period. Nothing on that scale will happen this year – this Aggie team is far better than that one.

Still, OU’s history of extracting payback doesn’t bode well for upset-minded A&M and Mizzou this year. Whether you prefer your revenege served hot or cold, opponents are getting heaping helpings of it when they come to Owen Field.

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