Oklahoma Football: 30 Best Games in School History

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Oct 24, 2015; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners running back Samaje Perine (32) extends the ball to score a touchdown agianst Texas Tech Red Raiders linebacker Micah Awe (18) during the third quarter at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Nov. 22, 2008 – Oklahoma 65, Texas Tech 21

Texas Tech came to Norman with a perfect 10-0 record, a huge upset of No. 1 Texas just two weeks before, a No. 2 national ranking and its sights firmly fixed on its first Big 12 championship. Only, fifth-ranked Oklahoma had other ideas.

The Sooners knew that a win over the country’s No. 2 team could vault Oklahoma into the national championship picture.

The game started out a little slow offensively, with  Oklahoma holding a 3-0 lead after the first quarter. But that’s when any semblance of a close game vanished. Behind the explosive downhill running of DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown and the golden arm of Sam Bradford (who would win the Heisman Trophy that season), the Sooners exploded for 35 points in the second quarter to take a 42-7 advantage into the locker room at halftime.

The aggressive Sooner defense had Texas Tech gun-slinging quarterback Graham Harrell on his heels and on the run all night long. Harrell  managed to put up pretty decent passing numbers, but most of the yardage was gained after this game was long decided.

Bradford ended up with 304 yards passing and four touchdowns. Murray and Brown had over 100 yards apiece on the ground and five rushing TDs between them.

Oklahoma successfully made it into the BCS National Championship in the 2008 season, its fourth such appearance. The Sooners fell to Florida in that game, 24-14.

Next: Nov. 27, 2010 - Oklahoma 47, Oklahoma State 41