It’s no secret that this season hasn’t quite gone according to plan for the Oklahoma Sooners.
Despite losing Lincoln Riley to USC and losing their top 2 quarterbacks to the transfer portal, the expectations were still high for Oklahoma’s football program.
Unfortunately, the Sooners have not quite lived up to those expectations. After starting their season with 3 wins by 30 or more points, the Sooners began running into adversity.
The first bump in the road came when Oklahoma, who was ranked 6th in the nation at the time, lost at home to an unranked Kansas State. Things got worse the next week.
For their 5th game of the year, the Sooners went to Texas to take on TCU. The Horned Frogs dominated the game from start to finish and won by 31 points. That still wasn’t the worst of it.
The following week, Oklahoma hosted the Texas Longhorns for this season’s edition of the Red River Rivalry. Even playing in front of their home crowd, Oklahoma was once again dominated. This time around, they lost by a score of 49-0.
Just losing those last two games in that fashion is bad enough, but it turns out those losses also made program history. It’s the first time Oklahoma has ever lost consecutive games by at least 30 points.
Oklahoma has lost two in a row by 30 or more points for the first time in program history
Oklahoma has lost consecutive games by 30+ pts in the same season for first time in program history pic.twitter.com/xrr7EAQUfm
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 12, 2022
There were always going to be some growing pains for this program with the big changes during the offseason, but it is shocking to see how far the Sooners have fallen.
In recent years, Oklahoma has always at least been in contention to win the Big 12. This year, they’re essentially out of the race for the title after 3 conference games.
It has been a rough first half of the year for this Oklahoma team and there schedule doesn’t get any easier down the stretch.