Oklahoma Sooners 0-3-0-14-14 — 31
Tennessee Volunteers 10-7-0-0-7 — 24
The Tennessee Volunteers were up 17-3 midway through the 4th quarter. What happened next was as improbable a comeback as you will see in college football. Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield led Oklahoma to two touchdown drives in the 4th quarter. In overtime, it was the Baker Mayfield show again.
On 4th and one in overtime, Mayfield ran the ball into the endzone. Had he not scored the game would have ended with a Volunteers victory. However, he scored and the very next drive threw a touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard.
It was 31-24 as Tennessee had an opportunity to keep the game alive. On third and 12 Joshua Dobbs threw an interception to end the game. The Sooners stole a victory at Neyland Stadium in front of a stunned crowd.
Here is how the Sooners improbable victory happened:
Tennessee Intercepted a Pass on the First Drive of the Game
On the very first possession of the game, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield threw a pass on 2nd and 10. The pass was over his receiver’s head and the Vols intercepted it.
Dobbs Threw a Touchdown Pass
The Volunteers are off to a great start as they took a 10-0 lead heading into the second quarter. Dobbs threw a touchdown pass for the first touchdown by either team.
Tennessee Had a Dominant First Half
In the first half, it was all Tennessee. They led at halftime 17-3. The Vols were led by quarterback Joshua Dobbs. Dobbs had both a rushing and passing touchdown. For Oklahoma, quarterback Baker Mayfield has struggled. Mayfield was 7-of-20 for 77 yards and an interception.
Both Teams Combined for a Scoreless Third Quarter
It was an ugly quarter and neither team was able to build much offensive momentum. The Volunteers are firmly in control but have yet to put the game away. Can Baker Mayfield have a great fourth quarter for the Sooners?
Baker Mayfield Finally Threw a Touchdown Pass
It has been a rough night for the Sooners offense, but Mayfield found running back Samaje Perine in the the back of the endzone. The touchdown gave put Oklahoma within seven points with just over eight minutes remaining.
Penalty Assisted the Sooners in Late Touchdown Drive
The above pass interference penalty kept the drive alive for the Sooners. Mayfield threw a fade to his receiver at the corner of the endzone to tie the game 17-17 with 40 seconds left.
Tennessee Scored First in Overtime
Dobbs fakes the run and handed the ball off to Jalen Hurd who ran into the endzone for a touchdown. The Vols received the ball first in overtime and capitalized.
Mayfield Scored Rushing Touchdown on 4th and Game
On 4th and goal, Mayfield faked the handoff to Perine and kept the ball into the endzone. The game would have been over at that point had Mayfield not scored.
Sterling Shepard Had the Game Winning Touchdown
This would turn out to be the game winning touchdown thanks to a Vols interception. Mayfield found Shepard on the sideline and Shepard used his athleticism to find the endzone.
Dobbs Threw Game-Ending Interception
After the Sooners scored a touchdown, Dobbs threw it on 3rd and 12 but was intercepted. The play marked the end of the game and the Sooners secured a remarkable comeback victory.