Andrew Gilman

Bet on it: Bob Stoops as an underdog is completely average

Bet on it: Bob Stoops as an underdog is completely average

Oklahoma and coach Bob Stoops head into Saturday’s game against Ohio State as a slight underdog.

It’s a rare occasion for Stoops since he’s come to Norman in 1999.

He has never had a season where he’s been an underdog more than four times. Saturday will be the first time OU is an underdog since last year’s game against Baylor.

It’s the first time OU has been an underdog in a non-conference game since the Sugar Bowl victory against Alabama after the 2013 season when the Tide was a 17-point favorite.

Here’s a look at how Stoops has done as an underdog in his career. He’s 13-13 overall.

1999 –
L. to Notre Dame 34-30 (ND 6)
L to Texas 38-28 (UT 5.5)
W vs. A&M 51-6 (A&M 3.5)
L vs . Colorado 38-24 (CU 4)
Record: 1-3

2000 –
W vs. Texas 63-14 (UT 3)
W vs. KSU 41-31 (KSU 7.5)
W vs. Neb 31-14 (NU 2)
W vs. FSU 13-2 (FSU 11)
Record: 4-0

2001
W vs. Texas 14-3 (UT 3)
Record: 1-0

2002
Favored in all 13

2003
Favored in all 13

2004
L to USC 55-19 (USC 1)
Record: 0-1

2005
W vs. Oregon 17-14 (Ore 3)
L vs. Texas Tech 23-21 (TT 7)
L vs. UT 45-12 (UT 14.5)
L vs. UCLA 41-24 (UCLA 6.5)
Record: 1-3

2006
L vs .Oregon 34-33 (Ore 6)
W vs. Missouri 26-10 (MU 1)
Record: 1-1

2007
Favored in all

2008
L to Fla. 24-14 (Fla 4.5)
Record: 0-1

2009
L to Texas 16-13 (Texas 3)
Record: 0-1

2010
W vs. OSU 47-41 (OSU 2.5)
Record: 1-0

2011
L to OSU 44-10 (OSU 3)
Record: 0-1

2012
L to A&M 41-13 (A&M 3)
Record: 0-1

2013
L to Baylor 41-12 (Baylor 17)
W vs. KSU 41-31 (KSU 5.5)
W vs. OSU 33-24 (OSU 10)
W vs. Bama 45-31 (UA 17)
Record: 3-1

2014 – favored in all

2015 – W vs. Baylor 44-34 (Baylor 1.5)
Record: 1-0

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