Friday, October 26, 2012

Notre Dame clearly knows how to win in Norman

Bob Stoops has a 78-4 home record at Oklahoma. That's amazing (even considering the State Fair deal that eliminates the possibility of one home loss every two years). Similarly amazing: Bob Stoops has a home record of 14-1 against ranked teams, and Kansas State is the only team to get within single digits in any of those games (a five-point win this year and a one-point loss in 2001).

Even more amazing: Oklahoma once won 47 straight games. Yeah: 47 straight games of any type. That was a long time ago, obviously. It was so long ago that it ended against a Notre Dame team coming off a 2-8 season, which would be incomprehensible today oh wait haha just kidding.

Anyway, that was also the last time Notre Dame played at Oklahoma; it was 1957. Crazy.

BTW, Notre Dame was an 18 1/2-point underdog that year, meaning this year's team is only considered about a touchdown closer to a pretty good Oklahoma team than the '57 Notre Dame team was to a team that hadn't lost in five years and had obliterated ND 40-0 in South Bend the previous year. I'm not entirely sure what that means.


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