Moments in the Texas-Oklahoma rivalry resonate for both sides depending on the outcome of the game.
Texas fans can’t forget Jordan Shipley’s punt return in 2008 that turned the Longhorns’ victory around. Oklahoma supporters still recall how Quentin Griffin carved up Texas for six touchdowns in the Sooners’ 2000 conquest.
But Oklahoma’s social media team, which claims an early victory in the battle this week, immortalizes one of the most famous moment in the school’s history in this epic video.
— Univ. of Oklahoma (@UofOklahoma) October 12, 2017
In Oklahoma lore, it’s simply known as “The Superman Play” from 2001.
In it, safety Roy Williams sails past Texas running back Brett Robin, almost like he is shot out of a cannon. Williams dives past the blocker and into the chest of Texas quarterback Chris Simms.
The collision pops the ball out of Simms’ chest as he was in a throwing motion into the waiting arms of Oklahoma linebacker Teddy Lehman. The resulting 2-yard interception return led to a 14-3 Sooners’ victory.
Sooners remember it to this day
It’s a play that Sooner fans everywhere understandably will never forget.
And probably a lot of Texas fans still do, for that matter.
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