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Oklahoma Football | Bedlam Rewind #5 – James Hanna Outruns The OSU Defense

M. Hofeld


Note: Narrowing down top Bedlam moments is literally impossible to do. What we’ve decided to do is pick five special moments from games dating back to the 2010 season.

Setting Up The Play

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State played an epic offensive battle in Stillwater during the 2010 Bedlam game. The two schools combined for 967 yards and 88 points in a game that saw each team score twice in the final 92 seconds.

On the offensive possession prior to the play we’re highlighting Landry Jones hit Cam Kenney for an 86-yard strike to provide some breathing room at 40-31. That didn’t last long though as the Cowboys responded with Justin Gilbert returning the kickoff for a score to pull within 40-38.

All of that sets up tight end James Hanna to make the biggest play of his Oklahoma football career on a 2nd and 7 play from the 24 yard-line on the OU side of the field.

Thanks to Hanna, the Sooners secured a 47-41 win to clinch a spot in the Big 12 championship game.

“We always tell them, keep working, keep fighting, keep studying, keep practicing hard and good things will happen,” then Oklahoma receivers coach Jay Norvell said about the two big plays from Kenney and Hanna. “Eventually here you’re going to get your opportunity. You just have to be ready when it happens.”

Oklahoma would go on to beat Nebraska 23-20 to claim its seventh Big 12 championship. They also defeated Connecticut 48-20 in the Fiesta Bowl to close out the season.

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