Lance Rentzel scores on a 90 yd pass from John Hammanod with 3:55 left to help OU defeat Maryland 13-3 in 1964.

Happy Birthday Billy Sims, Heisman Winner, 2-time All-American, 1st pick in 1980 NFL draft and 3-time Pro Bowler.

In front of a record crowd in 2011, OU gets a huge road win at #5 FSU 23-13. OU scores the last 10 points in the game. (Pictured: Travis Lewis)

Today in OU Football History

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Today in OU History

OU lost the controversial game against Oregon 33-34 in 2002 with several disputed 4th qt. calls.

Today in OU History – Legendary coach Barry Switzer gets a blowout 42-14 win over Baylor in 1973 in his first game at the helm.

Today In OU Football History

After a 51 minute lightning delay in the first quarter, OU destroys UTEP by a final score of 68-0 in 2002.

Happy Birthday to Ralph Neely, 2-time All-American and All-Big 8 selection. Played OL for 13 years in NFL.