1979 Football Season

11-1 Overall (#3) ▪ 7-0 in Big 8 (1st) ▪ Barry Switzer


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Date   Opponent PF PA Attend OU: QB Rec Rk Opp: Rec Rk Conf Coach Season
9/15 H Iowa W 21 6 72,531 Watts 0-0 #3 0-1 NR Big Ten Fry 5-6 NR
9/22 H Tulsa W 49 13 72,451 Watts 1-0 #3 2-1 NR MVC Cooper 6-5 NR
9/29 A Rice W 63 21 30,442 Watts 2-0 #3 1-2 NR SWC Alborn 1-10 NR
10/6 H Colorado W 49 24 72,512 Watts 3-0 #3 1-3 NR Big 8 Fairbanks 3-8 NR
10/13 N Texas L 7 16 72,032 Watts 4-0 #3 3-0 #4 SWC Akers 9-3 #12
10/20 A Kansas State W 38 6 27,757 Watts 4-1 #8 -- NR Big 8 Dickey 3-8 NR
10/27 H Iowa State W 38 9 72,069 Watts 5-1 #7 -- NR Big 8 Duncan 3-8 NR
11/3 A Oklahoma State W 38 7 51,453 Watts 6-1 #7 -- NR Big 8 Johnson 7-4 NR
11/10 H Kansas W 38 0 71,882 Watts 7-1 #6 3-5 NR Big 8 Fambrough 3-8 NR
11/17 A Missouri W 24 22 69,973 Watts 8-1 #7 -- NR Big 8 Powers 7-5 NR
11/24 H Nebraska W 17 14 72,516 Watts 9-1 #8 10-0 #3 Big 8 Osborne 10-2 #9
1/1 N Florida State (Orange) W 24 7 66,714 Watts 10-1 #5 11-0 #4 Ind Bowden 11-1 #6
Totals 406 145 752,332 68-68
Averages 34 12 62,694 50%
Highs 63 24 72,531
Lows 7 0 27,757

Note: Starting QB research prior to the 2000s required some best guesses based on available win-loss data and/or newspaper game summaries (and some help from Ray Dozier of The Red Dirt Report and The Oklahoma Football Encyclopedia). Some of which conflicts with totals published by the university. If you have proof of a different starter, or starters before 1920, please contact me.