In 2000, the 10th ranked Oklahoma Sooners met the 11th ranked Texas Longhorns in the annual Red River Rivalry. On the first five drives, Josh Heupel and Quentin Griffin led the team down the field to score touchdowns. On defense, Rocky Calmus (playing with a cast on his left hand) came up with a first half interception returned for another touchdown. Oklahoma went on to rout the Longhorns 63-14 claiming their first win in the rivalry since 1995.
During the outing, Griffin rushed for a school record six touchdowns on a Sooners offense averaging 44 points per game. The mark ranked OU fifth in the nation however it came against lower tier teams. The Texas Massacre, as it is now referred to, validated the offense as the Sooners scored 42 in the first half.