Oklahoma Football: 30 Best Games in School History

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Nov 21, 2015; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops before the game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dec. 1, 2007 – Oklahoma 38, Missouri 17

Missouri was ranked No. 1 in the country. The only thing standing between the top-ranked Tigers and a place in the BCS National Championship game was a victory over Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game.

The Sooners already owned a victory over Missouri, a 43-31 win earlier in the season in Norman, when Oklahoma was ranked fifth and the Tigers were at No. 11.

Missouri drew first blood in the  game, which was being played in San Antonio, with a first-quarter field goal. The Sooners got on the scoreboard in the second quarter on an eight-play 67-yard drive that was finished off by a 3-yard touchdown run by Chris Brown.

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The Tigers responded with another field goal to cut the Sooners’ lead to a single point. The two teams traded touchdowns right before the half, and Missouri tacked on a two-point conversion to send the game to halftime all knotted up at 14.

The game turned dramatically in Oklahoma’s  favor in the second half. The Sooners scored 14 in the third quarter and added 10 more for good measure  in the fourth. Meanwhile, the OU defense tightened down the clamps in the second half, holding the Tigers to only a field goal, en route to a commanding 38-17 victory and a season sweep over the Big 12 North champions.

Sam Bradford threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Brown finished with 71 yards on the ground and  a pair of rushing touchdowns.

Oklahoma went on to play West Virginia in the Fiesta Bowl, where they were soundly outplayed and suffered a 48-28 thrashing.

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