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Row One Brand football wall decor made from 3,000 historic game tickets. As seen on Forbes.com

1971 USC Trojans vs. Oklahoma Sooners football ticket canvas art by Row One Brand

Made from an authentic '71 OU Sooner game ticket.

USC traveled to Norman to take on Chuck Fairbanks' Oklahoma team. The Sooners won 33-20 at Owen Field in Norman.

Oklahoma's wishbone offense rolled as Running Back Greg Pruitt rushed for 205 yards and 3 TD's and Quarterback Jack Mildren added 102 yards and one touchdown.

Coaching legend Barry Switzer was offensive coordinator for the Sooners and his OU offense led the nation in scoring averaging 45 points per game. Oklahoma set the NCAA record for rushing yards averaging over 472 yards per game. The Sooners finished the season by beating Auburn 40-22 in the 1971

Fantastic Oklahoma Sooners vintage helmet wall art for home or office.


  • Superior quality canvas art that comes ready to hang with a wire hanger 
  • Dust cover back
  • 1.5 inch wide sides 
  • Comes in three sizes 
  • Digitally restored for vivid color
  • Shipped within 7 business days
  • Printed in the U.S.A.  



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The 1971 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the college football 1971 NCAA University Division seasonOklahoma Sooners football participated in the former Big Eight Conference at that time and played its home games in Oklahoma Memorial Stadium where it has played its home games since 1923.[1] The team posted an 11–1 and 6–1 conference record to under head coach Chuck Fairbanks.[2][3] The Sooners finished the season ranked #2, losing only once, 35–31 to eventual national champion Nebraska in the 1971 Nebraska vs. Oklahoma football game, which has become known as Game of the Century.

In 1971, offensive coordinator Barry Switzer perfected the wishbone offense as it led the nation in both scoring (45 points average) and total yards (563 total yards average), and set an NCAA record by averaging over 472.4 (5196 in 11 games) rushing yards in a season.[4] The team holds the current school record with 7.07 yards per rushing attempt and 7.6 yards per play as well as the records for 469.6 rushing yards (5635 in 12 games counting bowl game) and 566.83 yards of total offense per game. The team also holds the single-season rushing touchdowns record of 62 and rushing touchdowns per game record of 5.17. The team's records of 711 single-game rushing yards and 785 total yards stood for nine seasons.[5] Jack Mildren's single-season record for yards rushing by a quarterback of 1140 would be broken three seasons later by Freddie Solomon.[6]

Greg Pruitt set the current national single-season record with 8.98 yards per attempt,[7] the school's single-game records of 294 rushing yards and 374 all-purpose yards. Meanwhile, Jon Harrison set the single-season and career yards per reception with 29.1 and 27.0.[8] His 2066 single-season all-purpose yards record stood until Quentin Griffin broke it in 2002. Joe Wylie's kickoff return average record of 28.5 stood for 27 years.[9]

The team was led by three All-Americans: Pruitt,[7] Tom Brahaney[10] and Jack Mildren.[11] The team won its first nine games on a schedule that included five ranked opponents (In order, #17 USC, #3 Texas, #6 Colorado, #1 Nebraska and #5 Auburn). All five of these opponents finished the season ranked. The only loss was to Nebraska. They played Auburn in the Sugar Bowl and won 40–22.[3]

Pruitt led the team in rushing with 1760 yards, Mildren led the team in passing yards for the third straight season with 889 yards and also in scoring with 12 points, Harrison led the team in receiving with 494 yards, Mark Driscoll led the team in tackles with 134, and John Shelly led the team in interceptions with 5.[12]






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1971 USC vs. OKLAHOMA SOONERS Football Art

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