Oklahoma football has had one of the most-attended spring games of the year so far.
The announced attendance of 52,102 gives the Sooners the third-biggest spring crowd in the country of 2018. Only Florida State and Florida have had bigger crowds thus far, according to attendance numbers compiled by SB Nation’s Jason Kirk.
Georgia and Alabama both have spring games remaining, and they both have posted top-5 spring game attendance marks all-time this decade. And at Nebraska, a crowd of more than 90,000 is expected Saturday to get a look at coach Scott Frost’s revamped team.
It’s likely Oklahoma will drop a few spots in the rankings. Even so, it’s an impressive mark for the Sooners.
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There was a lot of excitement around Oklahoma’s spring game this year because of the unveiling of the statue honoring Bob Stoops on Saturday.
It also was Lincoln Riley’s first spring game as coach since he officially succeeded Stoops last summer. The Sooners also had country star Trace Adkins on campus for a concert in the stadium before the game.
Despite some unseasonably cold weather, Oklahoma fans showed up en masse to support their team and get their first look at the Sooners in the post-Baker Mayfield era. Oklahoma’s next game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium will be Sept. 1 when the Sooners open the 2018 season at home against Florida Atlantic. Unless, of course, the game gets moved up.