The University of Oklahoma announced that the football team’s Sept. 17 home game against Ohio State is sold out.
“Coming off another outstanding championship season and with the unveiling of the new south end zone seating and amenities, we’ve seen a tremendous outpouring of support from our fans,” said OU Vice President and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione. “There is a lot of positive momentum as we head into 2016. The Ohio State game will attract the largest crowd ever to see a football game in our state, and with the kind of interest we’re seeing, it won’t be surprising if other games are similarly attended. Sooner fans have long been known for their enthusiastic support, and my sense is that they’re taking it to an even higher level for this season.”
Oklahoma has played 104 home games under head coach Bob Stoops, and all 104 of them have been sellouts. Cumulative attendance for those games is more than 8.5 million (average of 82,504). OU is 96-8 (.923) at home under Stoops and assembled a 39-game winning streak and a pair of 19-game streaks. The .923 home winning percentage is the best among Power 5 schools over the last 17 years (Ohio State is next at .875).
The Buckeyes (.722) and Sooners (.720) rank third and fourth in all-time winning percentage, and have combined for 1,736 victories and 12 national titles. Since 2000, OU and Ohio State are tied for the lead in wins among Power 5 conference teams with 170 each. The programs have met twice, with third-ranked OU winning 29-28 at fourth-ranked OSU in 1977, and the No. 6 Buckeyes taking a 24-14 decision over the No. 2 Sooners in 1983 in Norman.