OU and OSU prepping for Saturday's Games


Thursday, September 16th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Norman-AP) -- University of Oklahoma officials have announced
today that the Oklahoma versus Baylor football game Saturday is
sold-out.

There were a limited number of tickets set aside for last-minute
orders. Those are now gone.

Coach Bob Stoops says the sell-out "is incredible." Stoops
says the fans were a large part of the win last week and he hopes
the fans will take an active role Saturday.

He says the job they need to do becomes much easier when the
opponent is outnumbered by 72-thousand.

A few single-game tickets remain for the Missouri contest on
November sixth in Norman. Tickets to the Texas A-and-M and Oklahoma
State contest can be obtained only by being a season ticket holder.
Season tickets can still be purchased for the final three home.

(Stillwater-AP) -- When Mississippi State coach Jackie Sherrill
brings his squad to Stillwater Saturday, he will still be looking
for his first win against the school.


Nevermind that Sherrill is the eighth-winningest coach on the
N-C-A-A active coach roster.

The coach is oh-and-3 against Oklahoma State.

When Sherrill was at Texas A-and-M, he was beaten by O-S-U
34-to-15 and 52-to-15. Last year his 25th-ranked squad at
Mississippi State was beaten 44-to-23.

The common denominator in the three games has been big
performances by O-S-U tailbacks.

Sherrill's teams were victims of running back Shawn Jones in
1983, Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders in 1988 and Nathan
Simmons and Jamaal Fobbs last year.