Most Memorable Games of the Past 5 Years: #10

In just over one week fall practice begins, so in order to get you prepared for the upcoming season, for the next 10 days, Sooners Illustrated is going to count down the top 10 games from the past five seasons, including a scoring breakdown, who the key players were and the breakdown on why it ranks where it does on the list.

10. Nov. 19, 2005—OU @ Texas Tech

Scoring Breakdown: 

1st 11:45 TT – 
Alex Trlica 33 yd field goal
8 plays, 64 yards, TOP 3:15, OU 0 - TT 3

2nd 14:13 OU – 
Adrian Peterson 1 yd run (G. Hartley kick)
16 plays, 91 yards, TOP 8:25, OU 7 - TT 3
03:30 TT - 
7 yd pass from Cody Hodges to Jarrett Hicks (A. Trlica kick)
9 plays, 72 yards, TOP 5:03, OU 7 - TT 10

4th 14:35 TT - 
3 yd pass from Hodges to Bristol Olomua (A. Trlica kick)
6 plays, 80 yards, TOP 2:38, OU 7 - TT 17
05:57 OU - 
13 yd pass from Rhett Bomar to Malcolm Kelly (G. Hartley kick)
11 plays, 89 yards, TOP 4:08, OU 14 - TT 17

01:33 OU – 
Adrian Peterson 13 yd run (G. Hartley kick)
9 plays, 51 yards, TOP 3:13, OU 21 - TT 17
00:00 TT – 
Taurean Henderson 2 yd run (Hodges rush failed)
12 plays, 65 yards, TOP 1:33, OU 21 - TT 23

Key Players:

OU— Rhett Bomar: 12-for-26, 118 yards, 1 touchdown
          Adrian Peterson: 29 rush-108 yards, 2 touchdowns
          Malcolm Kelly: 4 catches-49 yards, 1 touchdown
Texas Tech— Cody Hodges: 24-for-37, 232 yards, 2 touchdowns
	    Taurean Henderson: 16 rush-109 yards, 1 touchdown
	    Bristol Olomua: 5 catches-52 yards, 1 touchdown
The Breakdown:
The Sooners traveled into Lubbock on a high, considering where the season started out. OU lost two of its first three and three of its first five, before surging on a four game winning streak and arriving at 6-3 for a matchup against Texas Tech. After OU trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter, they bounced back for a four point lead with just more than a minute remaining. But Cody Hodges took his Texas Tech team the length of the field for a remarkable 65 yard touchdown drive, and the Red Raiders scored as time expired. The reason it's No. 10 on the list, however, is not simply because Tech scored as time expired. It's because of how they scored. Until this day and for many days in the future, OU fans will regard this game as one of two games within a two-year span in which the officials blew a controversial call down the stretch that cost the Sooners the game. On the last play of the game, Tech's Taurean Henderson seemed to be shy of the goal line, but the officials said he was in, allowing the Red Raiders to sneak away with the 23-21 victory.

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