Oklahoma Football: 30 Best Games in School History

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Oct 10, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners fans hold up a number one prior to the game against the Texas Longhorns during Red River rivalry at Cotton Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Oct. 7, 2014 – Oklahoma 63, Texas 14

Going into the 2000 Red River Shootout, as it was then called, Oklahoma had lost the last three of its annual rivalry games with Texas, including the one the year before in Bob Stoops’ first season as the Sooners’ head coach, and seven of the last 10.

You wouldn’t know that, though, the way the Sooners fired out of the gate in the 95th renewal of this longtime rivalry. Tenth-ranked Oklahoma rang up 42 unanswered points before the No. 11 Longhorns managed to get a point on the scoreboard. The Sooners scored on all five of their first-half possessions. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma defense was on top of its game, as well. Texas was forced to punt in five of its six possessions in the opening two quarter.

The Sooners led 42-7 at the half, and widened the margin with 14 more unanswered points in the third  quarter. A one-yard touchdown run by OU’s Quentin Griffin closed out the Oklahoma scoring, finishing off a 63-14 rout of its hated rival.

After this convincing victory on a chilly and damp fall day in Dallas, college football experts started paying closer attention to the Sooners rapid rise, which ultimately would land them at No. 1 in the nation.

After the OU-Texas game that year, Texas head coach Mack Brown commented to reporters:

"“It wasn’t even a game because we did not play in the first half,” the Longhorns head coach said. “I told the guys they would have a surge and then it would be our turn. It didn’t happen. They (Oklahoma) had the surge, and they kept it.” Next: Oct. 28, 2000 - Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 14"