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Remembering the Top 20 Big 12 Moments in Sooner History:

Onto number three, and there is only one word that can describe it: Superman. 

In the 2001 Red River Rivalry, it was the third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners and the fifth-ranked Texas Longhorns. Both teams were undefeated with a 4-0 record.

A 42-yard missed field goal by Oklahoma placekicker Tim Duncan, Texas quarterback Chris Simms throwing an interception to Oklahoma’s defensive back Andre Woolfolk, and both teams forcing each other into punts ended the first quarter scoreless 0-0.

In the second quarter, Texas placekicker Dusty Mangum’s field goal was blocked by the Sooners. Following the block field goal, Oklahoma drove down the field for running back Quentin Griffin to finish with a three-yard rushing touchdown, giving the Sooners a 7-0 lead.

A 14-play and 70-yard drive that took over five minutes was capped off by a Mangum 27-yard field goal to cut the score for Texas to 7-3 going into the half.

The third quarter was filled up with both teams forcing each other to punt three times. Scoreboard remained 7-3 with the Sooners still on top heading into the final quarter of play.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, a 24-yard field goal was missed by Duncan.

After that, Simms was intercepted for the second time in the game by Oklahoma defensive back Antonio Perkins in the endzone for a touchback.

Duncan’s pooch kick punt was mistakenly caught by Texas on their three-yard line with 2:06 remaining in the game.

Simms under center, dropping back for a pass, and before he could throw it, Oklahoma defensive back Roy Williams on a blitz soared over the Texas running back, hitting the throwing arm of Simms to force the ball to fall in the hands of Sooner linebacker Teddy Lehman for the pick six. 14-3 Sooners on top.

Immediately after, Simms was picked off for the fourth time in the game by Williams near midfield.

The Sooners punted to give Texas back possession, but Simms was sacked on fourth down giving the Sooners possession for a quarterback kneel.

With the clock striking zeros, it was Oklahoma over Texas 14-3.

By: Joey Ross