Oklahoma football has been in postseason play for 23 consecutive seasons. And almost half of these aspects were major functions.
That’s the second longest active bowl streak in college football and represents more than 40 percent of the Sooners’ 55 total bowl appearances. O’s first shutout appearance was a 17-0 loss in the Orange Bowl in 1939.
The Sooners are 31-23-1 in those 55 bowl games, third all-time in postseason appearances.
Of OU’s 23 consecutive bowl games, there have been several high-profile postseason appearances, including four BCS title games, all BCS bowl games and four College Football Playoff appearances. That’s a total of nine New Year’s Six bowls in the past 23 seasons to date.
In the year Oklahoma’s odds are excellent to extend its postseason run to 24 consecutive seasons in 2022, and at least one national college football writer believes the Sooners will add to their New Year’s Six bowl run in their first season under new head coach Brent Venables. At this time.
CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd wrote an article outlining 22 compelling storylines that will dominate the 2022 college football season, including the college football playoff games featured in this article and four other New Year’s Six bowl games for the upcoming season.
Dodd Oklahoma does not have a Big 12 winner. He projects the Sooners will finish second to Baylor and earn a bid to play the Houston Cougars in the Cotton Bowl Classic. It has Baylor playing Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl, the No. 1 seed in the Big 12’s current bowl consensus rankings.