It was a rollercoaster of emotions, for sure.
That’s really the only way to describe Oklahoma’s 53-45, four-overtime rally over No. 22 Texas in the annual Red River Rivalry.
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw an interception on the team’s final possession, sealing the win for the Sooners and ending a wild emotional afternoon for Texas fans.
One Texas coed’s reaction was caught on camera for the world to see and quickly went viral. No, it wasn’t a Hook ’em Horns sign. The reaction appears to overshadow her friend’s surrender cobra.
Expect the meme game to be strong with this one.
Spencer Rattler threw a 25-yard scoring pass to Drake Stoops in the fourth overtime, and Oklahoma survived a late rally from No. 22 Texas in regulation for a 53-45 victory Saturday as a most unusual version of the Red River rivalry ended with familiar dose of drama.
Rattler’s successful completion on the required 2-point conversion didn’t matter when Sam Ehlinger’s pass was intercepted in the end zone by Tre Brown to end just the second Big 12 game to go four OTs.
Because of the pandemic, the crowd was limited to 24,000 in the 93,000-seat Cotton Bowl, with the surrounding Texas state fair shut down for the first time since World War II. On the field, it was the first time since 1999 neither team was in the Top 20.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.