Oklahoma Football: 30 Best Games in School History

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Nov 28, 2015; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners line up against the Oklahoma State Cowboys as they prepare to snap the ball at Boone Pickens Stadium. The Sooners defeated the Cowboys 58-23. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dec. 1, 1956 – Oklahoma 53, Oklahoma A&M 0

Bud Wilkinson was in his 10th season as head coach at Oklahoma in 1956. The game with in-state rival Oklahoma A&M was the final game of the season that year. The Sooners were defending national champions, having captured their second national title in 1955, and were well into their 47-game winning streak.

The Dec. 1, 1956, game with Oklahoma State in Stillwater was the 40th game in that streak, and the Cowboys would pose very little resistance to the much more talented Sooners. Unlike OU’s longtime rivalry with Texas, in which the Longhorns had dominated their border neighbors to the north, the Sooners held a wide rivalry series advantage over Oklahoma A&M, which would change its name the following season to Oklahoma State.

Entering the 1956 game, Oklahoma owned an overwhelming 36-8-6 record against its in-state rival. In fact, between 1946 and 1964, one season before Wilkinson arrived in Norman and one season after he was gone, Oklahoma won 19 consecutive games over the Cowboys.

The Sooners defeated Oklahoma State by a score of 53-0 on that early December afternoon in 1956, registering their sixth shutout of the season. The Oklahoma defense game up only 51 total points all season in 1956. The Sooners finished No. 1 in the Associated Press poll and won their second consecutive national championship, the third under Wilkinson and the third in the school’s history.

Next: Nov. 16, 1957 - Notre Dame 7, Oklahoma 0