Oklahoma Football: 30 Best Games in School History

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Nov 28, 2015; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners running back Samaje Perine (32) dives into the end zone for a touchdown ahead of Oklahoma State Cowboys defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah (38) at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Nov. 28, 2015 – Oklahoma 58, Oklahoma State 23

After the  Baylor win, Oklahoma held on for a precariously close one-point victory over TCU in its home finale for 2015. Only Bedlam rival Oklahoma State stood between the Sooners and a ninth Big 12 championship. Even more important, though, a win over its in-state rival would almost assuredly secure a spot in the College Football Playoff, something the Big 12 was left out of in 2014 under much controversy.

The last time these two longtime rivals met in football in a game played at Oklahoma State, the roles were reversed, and the Sooners played the spoilers in the Cowboys’ Big 12 title shot. Winning on OSU’s home turf has not been that big of an issue for OU under head coach Bob Stoops, however. In eight games at Stillwater with Stoops as coach, the Sooners had come away the victor six times.

Oklahoma came into this game on an incredible roll, outscoring its previous six Big 12 opponents by an average of 30 points a game and rolling up an average of more than 500 yards of offense in every game.

Leading 14-10 after one quarter, Oklahoma put the hammer down with a 30-point second quarter explosion to take a 44-20 lead into the locker room at the half. Four of the Sooners’ six first-half touchdowns came on touchdown runs of 68 and 25 yards by Samaje Perine, 66 yards by Joe Mixon and  a 32-yard interception return by Jordan Thomas.

They did go ahead and play the second half in this game, but the contest was effectively over after the first 30 minutes. When the final whistle sounded, the scoreboard read OU 58, Oklahoma State 23, and the Sooner players commenced celebrating their Big 12 championship on the Cowboys’ home field.

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Perine and Mixon both went over the century mark rushing in the game, and Mayfield added 77 more on the ground as Oklahoma rushed for 344 yards against a worn down and weary Oklahoma State defense.

It wasn’t the Sooners largest victory margin of the season, but it just may have been their biggest win considering the resulting payoff.