No football program has had Oklahoma's number like Notre Dame. The Sooners are 1-8 against the Fighting Irish but have a chance to win their second game this October in Norman, Okla.
Tailback Allen Patrick went through about half of Oklahoma's practice on Wednesday and may be able to start Saturday against North Texas.
Oklahoma suspended running back Chris Brown for the opener.
Redshirt freshman Sam Bradford was named Oklahoma's starting quarterback Tuesday, ending a three-way competition.