The Oklahoma Football program's top-10 moments from their 28 years in the Big 12

Well, Big 12, it's been fun. As you know, Monday, July 1, marks the Oklahoma football program's and the rest of the University's first official day as a member of the Southeastern Conference. So today, instead of bickering or arguing why or why not the Sooners should leave, let's celebrate their Big 12 past by ranking the program's top-10 moments as a member of the Big 12.
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10. January 1, 2003 - Oklahoma's first Rose Bowl

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In the 2003 Rose Bowl, the Oklahoma Sooners triumphed over the Washington State Cougars with a commanding 34-14 victory. Oklahoma's defense dominated, sacking Cougars quarterback Jason Gesser six times and holding Washington State to a mere 243 total yards. Offensively, the Sooners were led by quarterback Nate Hybl, who threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns, earning the game's MVP honors. Oklahoma's balanced attack, combined with their relentless defense, overwhelmed the Cougars and secured the Sooners their first Rose Bowl win and an impressive 12-2 season.

It meant a lot to Sooner nation to win the Rose Bowl because they never have even been. Conference affiliations prevented the Sooners from ever going to Pasadena. But USC's appearance in the BCS national title game this season opened the door for the Sooners to go bowling in Pasadena. They capitalized on their West coast introduction for sure.