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Derrick Strait (2) and Brandon Everage (7)
Because of its drama, recency and lofty status as another test passed on the path to an improbable national championship, the 2000 win is probably the sweetest for most current Sooners fans.
Like Oklahoma's impressive streak of wins in "Red October" and its eventual 13-2 upset of Florida State, the nature of the win over the Aggies advanced the notion that OU was simply destined for greatness that season.
The game was not the team's best showing of the season by any means. The Sooners were down 24-13 entering the fourth quarter, and quarterback Josh Heupel had thrown two interceptions, including a costly one early in the third quarter.
But OU weathered the storm in front of 87,188 rabid loyalists in College Station. Tailback Quentin Griffin scored two rushing touchdowns, which sandwiched a 27-yard touchdown run by Aggies running back Ja'Mar Toombs.
The play of the game, and arguably of OU's season, came shortly after Griffin's second touchdown. Down 31-28 and in need of a stop, OU linebacker Torrance Marshall picked off A&M quarterback Mark Farris' pass and nimbly evaded multiple tacklers, jolting 41 yards down the sideline for the go-ahead touchdown.
The Aggies had two more chances to win the game, but the Sooners' suffocating defense stood strong. A&M was denied a touchdown after driving inside the 5-yard line with 2:30 to play, and the Aggies couldn't capitalize after getting the ball back one more time after an OU punt.
Ultimately, it was Oklahoma's defense that propelled the team to a national title, and this game was one of the outstanding performances of the season for the unit.