The 1972 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the 1972 college football season. Oklahoma was a member of the Big Eight Conference and played its home games in Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium where it has played its home games since 1923. The team posted an 11–1 overall record and a 6–1 conference record, which were later changed to 8–4 overall record and a 3–4. This was Chuck Fairbanks' last season as Sooner head coach. The team twice posted 37 first downs, which was a school record that stood for 16 seasons.

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