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.
When the No. 8 Sooners host No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Landry Jones has an opportunity to cement his legacy as one of the best QBs in OU history and create memories that could turn tat contempt into reverence.
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.