3. OU vs. UConn in the Fiesta Bowl--It's very hard not to put this one higher, considering all the things it did. This 48-20 victory snapped OU's five-game BCS losing streak. It boosts the Sooners into the offseason on a high note. And it caps off a 12-2 season. But with no disrespect to UConn, the Huskies were an 8-4 team coming into the contest and an 18-point underdog. OU was supposed to dominate this game, and they did just that. It's definitely in the top three, but because of the fact that OU was such a huge favorite, it certainly isn't in the top spot.
2. OU vs. OSU, The Bedlam Series--Certainly worthy of a No. 1 choice, this 47-41 win narrowly comes in second. OU had the last laugh in this high-scoring battle that featured a flurry of scoring in the final 4:06. Twenty-four points were scored between the two squads in that time frame, but OU had the biggest touchdown with 2:34 remaining. Quarterback Landry Jones found tight end James Hanna on a critical play action pass play, and he sprinted down the sideline for the points that ultimately preserved the victory. The Sooners silenced the critics that said they couldn't win on the road and play well in the fourth quarter en route to earning a trip to the Big 12 Championship game.
1. OU vs. Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship--The final meeting between these two historic programs in the same conference in what was the last Big 12 Title game was nothing short of epic. After trailing by 17 early in the second quarter, the Sooners scored 17 unanswered points of their own to tie it at 17. NU added a field goal right before the half to make it 20-17. But a pair of field goals in the second half from OU place kicker Jimmy Stevens, including one in third quarter and one midway through the fourth, propelled OU to complete the largest comeback ever in Big 12 Championship history.
Stay tuned for day five of the series.