Both Oklahoma and Ohio State were undefeated and flip-flopped between No. 2 and No. 3 in the national polls heading into their early-season clash.
Oklahoma's wishbone offense, featuring Billy Sims, jumped to a 20-0 second-quarter lead causing ABC, who sensed a blowout, to switch its national TV coverage away from the game.
The Buckeyes stormed back behind the running and passing of quarterback Rod Gerald and a number of Sooner fumbles. Two quick TDs cut the deficit to 20-14 at the half and Ohio State took momentum to the locker room.
OSU moved in front 28-20 early in the fourth quarter and looked unstoppable when a fumble in Oklahoma territory with 6:23 changed everything.
The Sooners immediately drove deep into Ohio State territory and got a reprieve when the Buckeyes were ruled offside after stopping a fourth-and-four attempt. Moments later, Elvis Peacock punched over from the one to make it 28-26, but OSU stopped the two-point conversion run.
However, the Sooners recovered the onside kick and a short, quick drive set up kicker Uwe Von Schamann. After two timeouts, Von Schamann nailed a 41-yard field goal with three seconds to play to dump the Bucks in one of the most exciting games ever played at Ohio Stadium.