On this day: Oklahoma tops No. 1 Missouri in 2007 Big 12 title game

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From the 4-yard line, Oklahoma’s then-redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Bradford handed the ball off to Allen Patrick, who with a little bit of blocking, skipped into the end zone to put Oklahoma up 21-14 on Missouri late in the third quarter.

Patrick’s easy score ignited a 24-3 Oklahoma run to close out the Big 12 Championship Game on Dec. 1, 2007, helping the Sooners win 38-17 over the top-ranked Missouri Tigers.

It’s now been a decade since the Sooners beat the Tigers — for the second time that season — in San Antonio, Texas, and secured their second-consecutive Big 12 crown at the time.

Sam Bradford walks off the field after winning the 2007 Big 12 Championship Game over Missouri. -[Ronald Martinez/Getty Images]
Former Oklahoma running back Chris Brown scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter to tie the game 14-14 at halftime. The Sooners took over in the third quarter, however, with Patrick’s lone touchdown of the day. Bradford quickly followed it with a 5-yard toss to Jermaine Gresham for 6.

The win gave Oklahoma its first over a team ranked No. 1 in the AP Top 25 since beating Nebraska 31-14 in 2000. The Sooners went on to receive a Fiesta Bowl bid, where they ran into a buzzsaw against then-Big East foe West Virginia.

To relive the action of the 2007 Big 12 Championship Game, click here.


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