On October 28, 2000 the Oklahoma Sooners were attempting to work their way up the polls and the biggest obstacle in their way was the top-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Sooners had already beaten 11th ranked Texas and 2nd ranked Kansas State but this test would be the the biggest one Bob Stoops' had faced in just his second season as Oklahoma's football coach.
After falling into an early 14-0 hole the Sooners scored 31 unanswered points to defeat the Huskers and go on to win their first Big 12 championship and seventh national title. A key figure in Oklahoma's offense that day was Curtis Fagan who set a career-high with 98 receiving yards on six catches. Fegan led eight Sooners who caught passes that day, both in number of receptions and in yards.
His two biggest catches came in the second quarter when the Sooners used his 19-yard reception, to the Nebraska one to set up their first touchdown of the day. Next his 34-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter tied the game up at 14-14 and was the only touchdown reception of the day for the Sooners.