8. Late-game Bedlam tackle
Every OSU fan’s worst nightmare felt like it was about to come true as OU quarterback Caleb Williams raced across the turf at Boone Pickens Stadium in the fourth quarter of Bedlam. The horror of failed Bedlam games by solid OSU teams in the past felt like it was coming back to haunt the Cowboys.
With just 50 seconds on the game clock, Williams burst through a sizable chasm in the middle of the field and looked like he could score. The Sooners were trailing 37-33 and were poised to take the late-game lead after Williams fumbled the snap and several defenders had turned their backs to the OU quarterback.
Instead, OSU’s Christian Holmes chased down Williams and pushed him out of bounds after a 56-yard gain. OU would not score, thanks to a play later in this list.
7. Corner-end zone dime to Brennan Presley
With an undefeated record on the line, OSU took a road trip to Ames and took a 14-7 lead in the first half on a beautiful pass-and-catch to the corner of the Iowa State end zone. Spencer Sanders lofted the ball deep, where wide receiver Brennan Presley made the unbelievable catch to put the Cowboys ahead.
Though the Cowboys would ultimately fall just short against the Cyclones in the 24-21 loss, the play helped cement Presley as one of OSU’s best offensive playmakers in 2021. The 5-foot-8 sophomore would go on to finish the season with 40 catches for 482 yards and five touchdowns.
Here’s the catch, posted by The Tulsa World’s Eli Lederman: