It's put up or shut up time for Oklahoma Sooners!

Published on September 3, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

834448Oklahoma hasn’t played football against Brigham Young since Dec. 29, 1994, the night the Cougars scored a 31-6 Cooper Bowl victory and OU coach-in-waiting Howard Schnellenberger sat in the broadcast booth. One of the most awkward nights in Sooner history, no doubt.

At any rate, a refresher course on BYU might be in order now that we’re three days from kickoff. For starters, here’s what head coach Bronco Mendenhall told the Sports Animal Radio Network this week:

“We have 45 Polynesian players on our team. Eighty-five of our 123 players have returned from missions all over the world. Fifteen different languages are spoken in our locker room. We have 43 married players. So this is a very unique fooball program.”

A pretty good one, too. Most OU players have figured this out. They’re quick to tell you the Cougars have won at least 10 games the past three seasons.

“These guys are a great opponent,” running back Chris Brown said. “We’re not taking them lightly by any stretch of the imagination.”

A smart move, since OU isn’t exactly used to opening against this kind of competition (see: ’07 and ’08 openers against sacrificial lambs North Texas and Chattanooga). In fact, the last time any OU team opened against a ranked opponent (BYU is No. 20) was 1990.

This might set up pretty nicely for the Cougars, if only for a couple problems:

One, they don’t exactly rise to the occasion. BYU is 2-15 against ranked teams since 1999 and hasn’t beaten a top-10 foe since ’90.

Two, they seem slightly awed by the Sooners

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