With thirteen Big 12 championships over the last twenty years it would take up way too much time to pull a highlight from each one. Besides, some of those championships came at the hands of blowout wins over Colorado and Missouri and others were decided during the hiatus of the championship game. What we’ve done is narrowed down five moments that we believe are key moments in a championship game that will go down in Sooner lore as some of the all-time greatest moments. Are there some that we missed? Of course there are! Tell us about them in the comments section below!
#1 – Tre Brown Sacks Sam Ehlinger For A Safety In 2018
Oklahoma turned failure into fortune to close out Texas in a revenge match for the 2018 Big 12 championship when a turnover set up the biggest defensive play of the season.
Clinging to a 30-27 lead in the fourth quarter, Kyle Murray found CeeDee Lamb on a 56-yard pass that gave the appearance of becoming a backbreaking touchdown. However, Texas’ Gary Johnson forced a fumble on the play and it was recovered by defensive backfield teammate Brandon Jones at the Texas 8-yard line.
Suddenly with life, and a desire to complete the sweep of Oklahoma, the Longhorn offense took the field with the momentum swinging their way. That momentum swing didn’t last long though and Sooner cornerback Tre Brown blasted Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger on a blitz resulting in a safety.
The Sooners then scored a touchdown, on the possession that immediately followed Brown’s safety sack, when Murray found Grant Calcaterra on a play that also made our Top 5.
Texas went from being down by three points and having the ball to being down by twelve points and firmly in desperation mode in a matter of just seven minutes. The Longhorns only got the ball back one other time after the safety and that drive ended with a Tre Norwood interception as the Sooners walked off the field with a 39-27 win.
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