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Remembering the Top 20 Big 12 Moments in Sooner History:

At number four, Oklahoma Memorial Stadium was probably at its loudest during the “Jump Around” against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in 2008. It’s an absolute moment that still brings chills to Sooner fans about 16 years later. 

Usually, when you bring up OU Tech 2008 to Sooner fans, they almost instantly think of the “Jump Around.”

The fifth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners hosted the second-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Oklahoma’s defense was the main story of this game led by defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

The Sooners got on the board first with running back Demarco Murray muscling his way into the endzone for the one-yard touchdown which gave them a 7-0 lead. 

Running back Chris Brown gave the Sooners a 14-0 lead at the start of the second quarter after a three-yard score.

Venables had the Sooner’s defense well prepared causing much confusion on the offensive end of Texas Tech. 

Following the Red Raiders being stopped on fourth down, quarterback Sam Bradford connected off a play action with tight end Jermaine Gresham for the 19-yard touchdown through the air. 21-0 Oklahoma with the lead.

Stopping the Red Raiders a second time on fourth down, Bradford paired with receiver Juaquin Iglesias over the middle, making a double move causing two Texas Tech defenders to miss, and finding his way into the end zone for the 28-yard touchdown to put the Sooners up 28-0.

Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell darted a pass to receiver Tramian Swindall for the 25-yard touchdown slicing the score to 28-7 with Oklahoma still on top.

Oklahoma later responded with a Brown four-yard rushing touchdown stretching the lead to 35-7 for the Sooners. 

Freshman linebacker Travis Lewis intercepted Harrell’s pass at midfield and returned down to the two-yard line setting up Murray’s one-yard punch in touchdown giving the Sooners a 42-7 lead at the half. “It’s a stompin, an old-fashioned stompin.” ESPN”s broadcaster Brent Musburger.

Murray ended the game with 125 rushing yards, 71 receiving yards, and two rushing touchdowns.

Beginning the second half, placekicker Jimmy Stevens made a 33-yard field goal to increase Oklahoma’s lead to 45-7.

It got worse for Texas Tech fumbling the football for Oklahoma linebacker Keenan Clayton scooping it up and returning it down to the two-yard line setting up Brown for the two-yard rushing touchdown with the Sooners leading 52-7. Brown finished the game with 108 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.

Tech put up another touchdown from Harrell to receiver Eric Morris for the 11-yard score. 52-14 with Oklahoma still on top.

Next drive for Sooners, on a play-action pass, Bradford found receiver Manuel Johnson making a deep one-handed catch over the top scoring a 66-yard touchdown. Due to a missed extra point attempt, Oklahoma led 58-14.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Bradford dumped off a screen pass to receiver Ryan Broyles who then was able to change direction and flew his way into the endzone for the 26-yard strike. 65-14 Boomer Sooner!

The Red Raiders squeezed in another touchdown from Harrell to Detron Lewis 27 yards out.

At the end of the night, it was the Sooners crushing the second-ranked Red Raiders 65-21.

By: Joey Ross