Most Memorable Games of the Past 5 Years: #9

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.

9. Oct. 6, 2007—OU vs. Texas in Dallas
Scoring Breakdown:

1st 00:39 OU – 
1 yd pass from Sam Bradford to Jermaine Gresham (G. Hartley kick)
   8 plays, 84 yards, TOP 4:21, OU 7 - UT 0

2nd 11:36 UT –
6 yard pass from Colt McCoy to Jordan Shipley (R. Bailey kick)
   2 plays, 61 yards, TOP 0:18, OU 7 - UT 7

06:58 UT – 
22 yd pass from C. McCoy to Jermich Finley (R Bailey kick)
   5 plays, 83 yards, TOP 2:44, OU 7 - UT 14

04:03 OU – 
7 yd pass from S. Bradford to J. Gresham (G. Hartley kick)
   10 plays, 66 yards, TOP 2:55, OU 14 - UT 14

3rd 04:24 OU – 
DeMarco Murray 65 yard run (G. Hartley kick)
   1 play, 65 yards, TOP 0:09, OU 21 - UT 14

4th 14:57 UT - 
Vondrell McGee 1 yd run (R. Bailey kick)
   9 plays, 70 yards, TOP 4:27, OU 21 - UT 21

10:42 OU – 
35 yard pass from S. Bradford to Malcolm Kelly (G. Hartley kick)
   12 plays, 94 yards, TOP 4:15, OU 28 - UT 21

Key Players: 

OU: 
Sam Bradford: 21-for-32, 244 yards, 3 touchdowns
DeMarco Murray: 17 rush-128 yards, 1 touchdown
Malcolm Kelly: 5 catches-105 yards, 1 touchdown
Jermaine Gresham: 2 catches—8 yards, 2 touchdowns

Texas: 
Colt McCoy: 19-for-26, 324 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception
Jermichael Finley: 4 catches-149 yards, 1 touchdown
The Breakdown:
After rolling off five straight against the Longhorns from 2000-04, Texas rebounded by winning two in a row, setting the stage for this 2007 matchup. The Sooners were trying to stop the streak at two, while freshman quarterback Colt McCoy and company were trying to extend it to three. In an always-intense Red River Rivalry game, the Sooners ultimately prevailed after rallying from seven points down in the first half. Not until the clock read triple-zero did the Sooner faithful know they had snapped the streak.

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