As of today, we are 100 days out from the return of Oklahoma Football! If you’re reading this, congratulations on making it this far, and I hope you plan on sticking around for the home stretch of the offseason. For today’s Countdown to Kickoff topic, I wanted to highlight the 100th win in Oklahoma Sooners history.
On November 19, 1915, Bennie Owen and his dominant Oklahoma team traveled north of the border for a Friday meeting with Kansas State. After giving up an early touchdown to the Wildcats, the Sooners rattled off three straight scores and never looked back to walk away with the 21-7 victory.
Winning that 100th game only reinforced what was already becoming common knowledge about OU’s program — they were one of the best. In fact, 1915 marked the first year that the Sooners were members of the Southwest Conference, and they started off their membership by running the table en route to a 10-0 overall record and the school’s first conference championship. Something else that’s also incredible is that Owen’s team won those contests by a combined score of 370-54.
Today, the Sooners have a total of 896 wins as a program, which is good for seventh best all-time. Only Michigan, Ohio State, Texas and Alabama are part of the 900 win club, while Nebraska and Notre Dame each have exactly one more win in history than Oklahoma does heading into this fall. Considering the current trajectory of some of the aforementioned programs, OU has a great chance to not only join the ranks of the 900s in 2019, but also to surpass a couple competitors along the way.
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