Bob Stoops dubbed Oklahoma's 2010 recruiting class as one of the best he's seen. But three years later, that class hasn't brought the Sooners back to the nation's elite.
For the second time this year, toughness prevailed over finesse in a big game in Norman. And for the second time, it was the Sooners who came out on the losing end of that battle.
Thirteen years ago, in Bob Stoops' first season, upstart Oklahoma traveled to South Bend, Ind. This weekend, Oklahoma and Notre Dame will rekindle their storied series for the first time since that 1999 meeting.
A heavy dose of confidence is what the OU offense desperately needs. And it faces a challenge this Saturday versus Texas Tech, which, statistically, has the No. 1 defensive in the nation.
Sooners defensive end Ronnell Lewis will miss the Insight Bowl because of injuries, and has likely played his last game at Oklahoma.
Bob Stoops will be taking on his alma mater. On Dec. 30, Oklahoma will face Iowa in the Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. Kickoff is 9 p.m. central.
Though Oklahoma has dominated the series, games in Stillwater have needed 'Sooner Magic.'
Oklahoma is No. 6 in the BCS standings, positioned as the top one-loss team on the board
Though the Sooners beat Kansas by 30 points, OU was not sharp. Jake Trotter grades their performance.
Oklahoma Sooners center Gabe Ikard is making his first start at center against Ball State.