By SHAWN NGUYEN
Oklahoma Sooners comeback victory against Tennessee is one Sooners fans won’t forget soon.
OU’s quarterback, Baker Mayfield, threw a 18-yard touchdown to wide-receiver Sterling Shepard in double-overtime to take the lead coming back from a 17-point deficit in the Sooners 31-24 win.
Sooners cornerback, Zach Sanchez, sealed the game after Tennessee’s quarterback, Josh Dobbs, threw and interception to end the game.
OU’s coach Bob Stoops said in an interview with ESPN, “It’s one of the more special wins, maybe my favorite of all of them.” “A little Sooner magic came back out. It reminded me of maybe like we’re back at A&M back in 2000, where we made some plays to win the game that you feel pretty fortunate and blessed to make.”
Tennessee started out the game strong talking a commanding 17-3 lead in the first half. The Vols defense was showing dominance having two interceptions and keeping Mayfield to 84-yards throwing 8 for 25 through the first three quarters.
Mayfield did answer back in the forth quarter throwing 11 of 14 for 103 yards with three touchdowns with the addition of touchdown run and another touchdown in overtime.
Oklahoma had to rely on their defense to keep themselves close throughout the game.
For Tennessee, this was a devastating loss after giving up a 17-point lead. They had multiple chances to seal the game but the offense couldn’t get anything to go in the second half.
Vols coach Butch Jones told ESPN, “They gave their all, and we came up a little bit short.”
The Sooners have beaten an SEC (Southeastern Conference) team for third consecutive year.