I don't know that you can say that Oklahoma's back was up against the wall but they were as close as you can get. The Sooners were leading Alabama 13-10 with just over 5 minutes left in the third quarter. It was still anyone's game and the Crimson Tide had the momentum going there way.
Then can the play that would help Bob Stoops earn the reputation as a riverboat gambler. Facing 4th and 10 from his own 30 yard line Stoops called a fake put that was executed perfectly with a pass from punter Blake Ferguson to reserve defensive back Michael Thompson.
On the next play Oklahoma would put Alabama to bed with a 47 yard touchdown strike from Jason White to Brandon Jones. White would be on his way to a Heisman Trophy and the Sooners on their way to the Sugar Bowl following the 2003 season.