NORMAN, Okla. — Students will descend on OU’s south oval Saturday when ESPN’s College Game Day broadcasts live to hype this historic rivalry with BCS implications.
Head coach Bob Stoops said, “It’s great for college football, it’s great for the community, great for business. The fans ought to really enjoy this.”
Mike Milligan is hosting a tailgate party Saturday afternoon in Norman, right outside Lloyd Noble.
This 1977 Notre Dame graduate is expecting 600, decked out Fighting Irish fans.
Milligan said, “Sweatshirts, T-shirts, hats, I even have a winter coat with Notre Dame on it. I will break it all out this year.”
OU fans are hoping for a little Irish redemption.
These two college powerhouses have met nine times over the years; OU has only won once.
The last time they played here in Norman was 1966.
OU lost that game 38 to zero.
Student Adam Rodman said, ” That’s terrible, unsatisfactory. We’ll get them back for that.”
The University of Oklahoma is asking fans to “stripe the stadium” Saturday night.
Fans in even numbered sections are encouraged to wear crimson and fans in odd numbered sections should wear white.
All in attendance will receive a commemorative OU/Notre Dame rally towel.
The Fighting Irish come to Norman with a perfect record and a top 5 BCS standing.
If Sooner fans have anything to say about it, “The luck stops here” on Saturday.