Well, the Sooners have done it again...releasing the 2009 football schedule today, the Sooners scheduled a challenging contest against the Idaho State Bengals on September 12, 2009. The big news on that day, it's my pop's 70th birthday.
Let's take a look back at this year's Idaho State team. This is not your typical Bengals team. When I think of Bengal football, I think of Chris Henry smoking dope, or Reggie McNeal puking and getting arrested. Not these Bengals. These guys are fine, upstanding citizens of Pocatello, Idaho. At least I hope they are. They went 1-11 last year, capping off the year with a stunning overtime victory over Sacramento State. Hopefully they aren't that bad and football and a bunch of thugs. The remainder of the 2008 season was lowlighted by: losing 42-7 to Boise State to open the season, followed by losing 42-27 to Idaho. So yes, The Bengals are the third best team in Idaho, and they are the Sooners home opener. The closest the mighty Bengals came to a second victory was a 38-35 loss to North Dakota. So, in a nutshell, they were 1-10 against FCS opponents, and 0-1 against FBS foes. Only one of their losses was a single digit loss.
If you are interested in going to this game next September, please let me know. I think there will be some tickets available in section 38.
On a brighter note, there are some intriguing games on the schedule. The Sooners will open up their season - and JerryWorld - against the Fighting Mormons. An early October trip to Miami opens a tough four week stretch at Miami, hosting Baylor, in Dallas for the RRR, and then to Lawrence to battle Phog U.
The premier home games will be the Bedlam game against the Pokes the Saturday after Thanksgiving and the Sep 19th tilt against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.