My Top Five |Best Oklahoma Sooners Football Wins | #2 - 2000 Texas Game

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To qualify for the top five, it has to be a game that you attended in person. That said, what are your numbers five, four, three, & two?

Date: October 7, 2000

Location: Cotton Bowl - Dallas, TX

Score: #10 Oklahoma 63 - #11 Texas 14

Synopsis: Oklahoma jumped out to a fast start with Josh Heupel hitting Andre Woolfolk on a 29-yard touchdown pass that capped a 5 play/57 yard drive that only took 1:16 off the clock. What would happen next would be pure Oklahoma Football elation as Quentin Griffin scored touchdowns on the Sooners' next three offensive possession before linebacker Rocky Calmus changed the flow by taking an interception 41-yards to the house for a defensive score. Moments later Curtis Fagan would run the ball in, from eight yards out, to put OU up 42-0.

The Sooners led 42-7 at the half but showed no mercy on the Horns with Griffin scoring from 3, 8, and 1 yards out to set a school record with six rushing TDs in a game. Oklahoma racked up 534 total offensive yards in the game while holding Texas to just 154.

Why it made my list: I don't care what anyone else says, there's no better atmosphere in college football than what goes on at the Cotton Bowl when the Sooners and Longhorns mix it up. Not only was this the first time Oklahoma had won in the Rivalry since 1996, it was also the first time I had walked out of the fairgrounds having seen my Sooners win the game. Fortunately there were four more coming over the next four season.

This was actually my top moment as an Oklahoma football fan until...

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