Postseason Wrapup: Day III

NORMAN, Okla. -- The third part of this seven day series is in, as Sooners Illustrated now breaks down the three biggest plays of the year.

Top Three Plays of 2010-11

3. Sooners capitalize on Texas' muffed punt to seal Red River Rivalry victory--The Longhorns cut an 18-point deficit down to eight and held the Sooner offense, allowing them a chance to get the ball back with just more than a minute remaining. But for the second straight week, the special teams gods were looking down on the Sooners, as punt returner Aaron Williams couldn't come up with it, paving the way for OU to kneel out the clock and snap Texas' two game winning streak in the series.

2. Linebacker Travis Lewis comes up with a key interception to help orchestrate a major comeback against Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship--After OU scored a touchdown to make it 17-7, the Cornhuskers marched all the way down the field to the 8-yard line, setting up a huge third down play. And what a huge play it turned out to be. NU quarterback Taylor Martinez scrambled to the left and then back to the right before throwing an ill-advised pass that Lewis picked off in the end zone for a touchback. From that point on, the Sooner defense really clamped down and only allowed three more points.

1. Quarterback Landry Jones hits tight end James Hanna for a 76-yard touchdown pass to preserve Bedlam win--Perhaps the outcome of the season would have been entirely different if this play didn't happen in the final three minutes of Bedlam. On 2nd-and-6, following an 89-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by the Cowboys, everyone in the stadium expected a run to force OSU to burn up all their timeouts. But the Sooners elected to go play action pass and perfectly executed it, as Jones found a wide open Hanna down the sideline for the game-clenching score.

Stay tuned for Day IV of the series.

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