For the second time this year, toughness prevailed over finesse in a big game in Norman. And for the second time, it was the Sooners who came out on the losing end of that battle.
Over a rich history, the Sooners have played in a number of meaningful games. But outside the national titles, it's a pair of iconic losses that have truly stood the test of time among those lived it.
Thirteen years ago, in Bob Stoops' first season, upstart Oklahoma traveled to South Bend, Ind. This weekend, Oklahoma and Notre Dame will rekindle their storied series for the first time since that 1999 meeting.
No football program has had Oklahoma's number like Notre Dame. The Sooners are 1-8 against the Fighting Irish but have a chance to win their second game this October in Norman, Okla.