In 1977, No. 3 Oklahoma traveled to No. 4 Ohio State for the first meeting between the two storied programs.
Neither team would go on to win the national championships. But few games for either school have been as memorable.
With Ohio State leading 28-26, OU called timeout to allow Uwe von Schamann to set up for a game-winning 41-yard field goal with 6 seconds remaining.
"The way I blocked out the crowd at Ohio State was I played along with it," von Schamann said. "When we called timeout — we called timeout first to give me time to get ready — I did my little meditation. I did a lot of meditation, did this exercise on a daily basis, which helped me to focus. I did that in the middle of the field.
"When I was ready to go, that's when they called timeout. I was ready, so I didn't know what to do while I waited."
As von Schamann trotted back on the field after the timeout, the Ohio Stadium crowd began chanting, "Block that kick, block that kick!"
In response, von Schamann began motioning his hands, as if to lead the chant.
"I don't know why I did that. It was spontaneous. I was playing along with the crowd, having fun," he recalled. "But I stayed focused. As far as icing me, that didn't work. The timeout didn't make me have any doubt about making that kick. It just delayed it a little bit. When I led the chant, it was something I did to waste a little time and have a little fun with the crowd. I was confident I'd make that kick."
Von Schamann did, booting a rocket that would've been true from 60 yards away, giving OU the 29-28 victory.
"Fortunately I made it," he said. "I would've looked a little stupid had I missed it.
"I never did anything like that again. It only works once."
By Jake Trotter