Five of the Most Frightening Sooner Football Games Under Bob Stoops

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Oct 24, 2015; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners fans are seen prior to action against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

November 22, 2008 – Oklahoma 65, Texas Tech 21 

Texas Tech was ranked No. 2 in the country after beating No. 1 Texas 39-33 in one of the biggest wins of the college season, and followed that up with a decisive 56-20 victory over Oklahoma State. On Nov. 22 that same season, the Red Raiders traveled to Oklahoma needing only wins over the Sooners and at home against Baylor to clinch their first Big 12 divisional title and an opportunity to play for the conference championship. The Sooners were ranked No. 5 in the country, the lone blemish on their resume coming in a 10-point loss to hated archrival Texas. Texas Tech had everything going its way and was primed to make the Sooners their second top-five victim in a two-week span, only little did the Red Raiders realize they were headed directly into a perfect storm. Oklahoma scored first, taking a 7-0 lead midway through the opening quarter, and that is the way the opening 15 minutes ended. In the second quarter, however, the Red Raiders were hit by a 35-point tidal wave. The Sooners took a 42-7 advantage into halftime and continued the shock and awe with two more touchdowns and a field goal to go up by 58-14 after three quarters.

The Sooners were dominant in this game from the opening kickoff. On the other side of the field, however, it was a truly frightening experience. It came so fast and furious, particularly in the second quarter, that the Red Raider players and coaches hardly knew what had hit them. Oklahoma went on to post a 65-21 victory over the league-leading Red Raiders. The win forced a three-way tie at the top of the South Division standings. The tiebreaker ultimately went to the Sooners, and they went on to destroy Missouri in the Big 12 championship game and play No. 1-ranked Florida for the BCS National Championship.

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