In 2012, Jalen Saunders transferred to Oklahoma after earning First Team All-WAC honors. Quickly making his presence felt, Saunders led the Sooners in receiving yards per game and ranked third in receptions despite playing in nine games. Tying a receiving record while at the University of Oklahoma, Saunders rattled off one of the most memorable plays of this decade.
In the fourth quarter of the 2012 Bedlam match-up, OU forced the Oklahoma State Cowboys to punt from deep within their own territory. Possessing possibly the best punter in the nation, the Cowboys remained confident holding on to a 38-30 edge. As Quinn Sharp booted the ball away, Saunders stood back to receive the kick. Back pedaling to make the catch, the ball was gathered at the 19 yard line.
Making a handful of cuts, Saunders dodged would be tacklers before finding a bit of running room. With blockers out in front, the receiver continued up the sideline before jogging into the endzone. The touchdown allowed Oklahoma to tie the ball game at 38-38 and force overtime thanks to converting a two-point attempt.
The Sooners would eventually claim first overtime Bedlam game in front of a home crowd 51-48.