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Regardless of the location, Sooner fans flock to follow a bowl tradition that is as fresh as it is historic. All 18 of Bob Stoops' Sooner teams went to bowl games including four national championship games. None of Stoops' predecessors took even his first three teams to bowl play. OU has also played in the Sugar Bowl eight times and five other bowl games more than once. The Sooners have met nine teams more than once in a bowl including Florida State four times last in the Orange Bowl.
Watts who earned honors in two games. Iowa 7 19 Oklahoma 31 Quarterback Blake Bell ran for his third touchdown in the closing seconds and Oklahoma survived a late rally, not to mention a crashing camera, to beat Iowa in the Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. Playing in its third national title game in six years, Oklahoma fell to Florida in the Gators' own backyard, The Sooners trailed the entire game despite Sam Bradford's of, yard and two TD passing effort.
OU scored 25 unanswered points to take its first lead with remaining before the wild finish. The Sooners won six of their final seven games to close the season.
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The Trojans played nearly flawless, while the Sooners committed five turnovers as Oklahoma fell in the BCS championship game for the second year in a row. Still, the Sooners had a chance at the end, only to miss on four straight pass attempts from the yard line, the last with remaining. Arkansas reached OU territory just two times and had more rushing attempts 42 than rushing yards As the nation's only unbeaten team, OU claimed the program's seventh national title.
Shreveport, La. Josh Heupel set school and bowl records for passing, but Ole Miss kicker Les Binkley made a yard FG for the win on the game's final play. The Sooners scored the first two times they had the ball and never looked back. Gundy was of for yards, and the Sooners scored on four of their first five possessions to put the game out of reach before halftime. Jamelle Holieway led Oklahoma on a last-minute drive before being stopped at the Tiger The Sooners scored on a yard fumblerooski late in the fourth quarter to gain a flicker of hope.
Miami forced a fumble on OU's next possession, however, to ensure the victory. The Sooners picked off four passes while Keith Jackson and Lydell Carr scored on plays of 71 and 61 yards, respectively. A win over Washington would have solidified that claim. The Huskies refused to cooperate and turned a fourth-quarter deficit into a triumph. Dupree ran wild early, amassing yards before recurring leg injuries forced him out in the third quarter.
Darrell Shepard, who began his career at UH, scored two TDs against his former team, while freshman Fred Sims rolled up yards rushing after gaining just in the regular season.
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Watts and the Sooner offense drove the length of the field to score with less than a minute remaining, then elected to go for two and the win in one of the greatest Orange Bowl games in history. Orange Bowl officials came up with the idea of a rematch, much to the Sooners' joy and the Huskers shock. It went as predicted: an OU victory. Wyoming 7 8 Oklahoma 41 Oklahoma rolled up nearly yards of total offense and cruised to an easy victory.
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The Sooners led after the third quarter before the reserves added two more scores in the fourth. OU did not punt the entire game, the only time ever in Sooner bowl history. A yard end around by Billy Brooks and a nine-yard keeper by Steve Davis were enough for a victory and OU's fifth title. The Sooners roared to a halftime lead and amassed yards rushing by game's end. The Sooners had two chances to win the game late, including a missed FG attempt from inside the SMU yard line as time expired.
Tennessee cut the margin to before a Bob Stephenson pick-six gave the Sooners some insurance.
It proved to be the difference as UT missed a FG as time expired. Florida State 36 Oklahoma 19 Florida State used a sophisticated passing attack to win easily. To add insult to injury, four of the Seminoles' TD passes were on fourth-down plays. The Sooners had first-and-goal twice in the first half, but fumbles ended their chances and OU never really threatened again.