Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner is back, and less likely to tip over.
Last year, the pregame tradition hit a little bit of a hitch before Oklahoma's October matchup with West Virginia, toppling over and sending the passengers flying.
"Overall, they're going to be okay."— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 19, 2019
Thankfully everyone walked away after the Sooner Schooner tipped over. pic.twitter.com/J1dwTP9xS8
Nobody was seriously injured – human or horse – but it did cause Oklahoma to reconsider its covered wagon engineering, resulting in a new, more tip-resistant model for this fall.
Sooner Schooner IV was designed nearly exclusively to refrain from toppling over when it takes the field on game days.
"Featuring heavier running gear, wider wheelbase, hydraulic brakes, lowered driver seat and more space, every aspect of the new Schooner was constructed with increased stability in mind," Oklahoma said in a release.
The new model is also significantly wider, shorter and heavier – all of which should keep it upright in the fall.