The Moore American


October 24, 2012

Bring on the Irish



GameDay has been on site for 27 Oklahoma games since 1995, including last season’s 55-17 win over Texas in Dallas. Saturday will mark the seventh GameDay appearance in Norman. Only Florida (34) and Ohio State (30) have been featured more times on the show than OU.

“That’s why you come to OU,” Aaron Colvin said. “You want to play in games like this. I know emotions are going to be flaring. But, at the same time, we have to stay level-headed.”

The last time GameDay paid Norman a visit it was in 2008 when the Sooners pummeled Texas Tech 65-21. It’s something most of these Sooners have not experienced, yet.

“I think it’s going to be crazy just like my freshman year in 2008 when Tech came up here,” Walker said. “I think it’ going to be that type of atmosphere. Maybe a little bit wilder. I am ready for and I get to play in it. It’s going to be on.”

The Irish own a 8-1 record all time against the Sooners. That includes ending Oklahoma’s 47 game win streak in 1957. From Oct. 1951 to Oct. 1958 Oklahoma amassed a 66-3-2 record. It’s only losses were to the Irish.

Very few of OU’s current fan base remember that day. But that hasn’t stopped them from getting excited about the top-10 matchup.

“My family had season tickets in 1957 and has ever since,” said 37 year old Casey Davis. “My dad worked for Harold Keith, covered the Sooners as a journalist, and worked in the press box keeping stats. He has seen some of the greatest moments in Sooner history and has waited 55 years to see OU avenge Notre Dame snapping Bud’s 47 game winning streak.”

Even though the players said they didn’t allow themselves to think about Notre Dame until once the Kansas game was done, they know what this game will mean to the fans and the program. And to be able to play it in front of the Sooner Nation makes it even better.

“Just knowing the crowd is going to be behind you, it’s going to be rocking,” Javon Harris said. “I’m excited just like everybody else to see me throw my hands up and probably see the whole crowd jumping up and down. For this to be as big a game as it is, that means we have to play big.”

Text Only
  • Castiglione takes over chairman

    Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione has been named chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee for the 2015-16 academic year.

    July 23, 2014

  • Sooners top preseason poll

    Oklahoma will start the season as the overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12 Conference.

    July 23, 2014

  • Major storylines heading into new season

    The Big 12 Conference Media Days took place Monday and Tuesday at the Dallas Omni Hotel. The two day event elicited far more questi

    July 23, 2014

  • Working to get back

    The high school fast pitch season is set to kick-off in the next few weeks. While all three area teams head into the year with designs on winning the state title, Moore may have the most motivation.

    July 22, 2014

  • Taking it easy Most Big 12 squads won’t shy from tough schedules

    DALLAS — Never have the words “Final Four” been used so often at a football media gathering. Monday at Big 12 Football Media Days,

    July 22, 2014

  • OU standout has a busy offseason on the diamond

    When Oklahoma graduate Destinee Martinez was named to the Team USA softball roster for the second consecutive year earlier this summer, Sooner fans were given a way to follow one of their favorite players even after her graduation.

    July 22, 2014

  • Thunder moving 66ers South into Oklahoma City

    The last five years, the Oklahoma City Thunder have had an unsung hero in their rise to the top of the NBA. Along with the talents

    July 22, 2014

  • bootcamp Westmoore girls putting in work at bootcamp

    Westmoore girls basktball coach Andrea Guziec is known for her intensity. She is constantly pushing and prodding her players to play at their best.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • soonersuni.jpg Sooners unveil new uniforms

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stark takes over at Southmoore

    For the second time in the school’s history, Southmoore didn’t have to look far to find a new football coach. The Moore Board of Education approved the hiring of Jeremy Stark to take over the program Monday during a special board meeting at Moore High.

    July 1, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide