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Top 10 OU Football Moments #7 Marshall's Interception Return

Playing in front of the largest crowd to ever witness a football game in the state of Texas the top ranked Sooners trailed Texas A&M 31-21 in the 4th quarter. Oklahoma quarterback Josh Heupel converted on three consecutive third down plays to set up Quentin Griffin's two yard touchdown run to cut the Aggie lead to 31-28 with 7:43 left in the game.

On A&M's next possession Torrance Marshall stepped in front of a pass by A&M's Mark Farris and made his way 41 yards into the end zone to give Oklahoma its first victory in College Station since 1903.  

Oklahoma's 35-31 victory in College Station preserved the undefeated season and propelled the Sooners on to their 7th national championship.

"I was just running until somebody tackled me."  "I really was just trying to hold onto the ball and not let somebody strip me. That's what it was, it was Sooner magic." - Former Sooner Linebacker Torrance Marshall

"On the sidelines and in the huddle, we kept saying, `we're going to make a play.' We were just talking about staying in rhythm, stay confident on that last drive. We expected good things to happen." - Former Sooner Quarterback Josh Heupel

"The bottom line is that we had a chance to win the game and didn't get it done," Farris said. "That's why they are the No. 1 team in the country. - Former Texas A&M Quarterback Mark Farris

Top 10 Sooner Moments
#10 - 1981 Orange Bowl
# 9 - 1988 Bedlam
# 8 - Sooners Put Bama to Bed