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OU beats Tennessee!

OU Beats Tennessee!

1968 ORANGE BOWL

Oklahoma   26
Tennessee 24

A 43-yard field goal attempt by Tennessee’s Karl Kremser with seven seconds left sailed wide right, leaving Oklahoma with a narrow 26-24 Orange Bowl victory over Oklahoma.

The miss saved Oklahoma first-year coach Chuck Fairbanks from being the game’s goat after he made a coaching miscue minutes earlier.

Facing fourth and one from his own 43-yard line with 1:54 left, Fairbanks gambled and went for the first down. The ball was given to tailback Steve Owens, who was met by blitzing Vol linebacker Jack Reynolds before he could take a step. The Sooners, after watching a 19-0 halftime lead disappear, turned the ball over to the Volunteers on downs.

Tennessee, which scored all 24 of its points in the second half, worked it into field goal range before Kremser missed.

Oklahoma’s offense came out steaming in the first half, getting three touchdowns on a 7-yard run by MVP Bob Warmack, a 20-yard pass from Warmack to Eddie Hinton and a 1-yard Owens’ run.

Tennessee came alive in the third, ignited by Jimmy Glover’s 36-yard interception return for six points. That was followed by a 5-yard Fulton scoring run and a Kremser field goal that closed it to 19-17.

Oklahoma’s Bob Stephenson briefly broke the momentum with a 25-yard interception return that made it 26-17, but Tennessee countered with a late 1-yard run by Dewey Warren.

GAME STATISTICS

Oklahoma Tennessee

First Downs                  18                  18

Rushing Attempts          50                  44

Rushing Yards              203                172

Passes Attempted         18                  24

Passes Completed          9                   12

Had Intercepted            2                    3

Passing Yards              107                160

Total Offense              310                332

Punting/Avg.             5/47.0             2/32.0

Fumbles/Lost               0/0                1/1

Penalties/Yards           2/10               4/27

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Oklahoma          7          12        0            7        26

Tennessee        0           0        14          10        24

SCORING SUMMARY

OU: Warmack 7 run (Vachon kick); OU: Hinton 20 pass from Warmack (kick failed); OU: Owens 1 run (run failed); UT:  Glover 36 interception return (Kremser kick); UT:  Fulton 5 run (Kremser kick); OU: Stephenson 23 interception return (Vachon kick); UT:  Kremser 26 FG; UT:  Warren 1 run (Kremser kick)…MVP: Bob Warmack (Oklahoma)

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One response

  1. Just a little fun trivia and trash talk :O)

    October 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm

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