At the end of Saturday's Red River Rivalry game, Texas quarterback Case McCoy slung a Hail Mary downfield that was caught by the Longhorns' John Harris for a touchdown.
The referee announced the game had ended after the touchdown and no PAT would be attempted.
According to the NCAA's rules, if a touchdown is scored as time expires, the period can be extended for a PAT attempt, unless it happens in the fourth quarter and the extra points would not affect the game's outcome.
A similar situation occurred during Week 3 of the NFL season, but with different results. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson lofted a pass into the end zone as the final seconds expired in the Seahawks' game against the Green Bay Packers.
In Seattle, the field was flooded with players, media and absolute confusion. The Packers ran to their locker room before the final PAT was attempted, but eventually came back out for the attempt because NFL rules require it; point differential is a playoff tiebreaker.
JEFFERSON EARNS WEEKLY THORPE HONOR
Oklahoma City's weekly college football award is finally staying in-state.
OU safety Tony Jefferson was named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week on Wednesday afternoon, making him the second Big 12 player (but first in the state) to win the weekly award this season.
Jefferson played a starring role in the Sooners' 63-21 domination of Texas in Dallas on Saturday, recording a team-high seven tackles (including two for a loss) and one interception.
Jefferson, an immediate star at Oklahoma, has been a key cog in the Sooners' defensive resurgence under new (and old) coordinator Mike Stoops this year.
He leads OU with 37 tackles, including a career-high 14 in the loss to Kansas State, often looking like the best player on the field and a guy who could soon be doing this for a living on Sundays.
Before the season, Jefferson was placed on the Jim Thorpe preseason Watch List. And, given the way he's played, there's a decent chance he'll be named a finalist for the Thorpe Award later this season, given out annually at the Jim Thorpe Museum in Oklahoma City to the nation's best defensive back.
Derrick Strait (in 2003) was the last Sooner to win it.
STOOPS: TIMEOUTS AREN'T AN ISSUE
Bob Stoops isn't concerned about timeouts.
Oklahoma has used at least one timeout during the first or second drive in each of the Sooners' five games this season. In last weekend's rout of Texas, OU used two timeouts within one game minute on its opening offensive series.
“Hasn't been that big of a deal has it? We haven't been short on timeouts have we?” Stoops responded when asked about the early timeouts after Wednesday's practice.
“I don't think timeouts are a big issue.”
BRITISH SOONERS MEET AGAIN
The two British Sooners — junior linebacker Tom Wort and rabid Oklahoma fan Sam Deakin — met again last weekend in Dallas.
Wort, who is originally from Crawley, England, moved to the United States with his family as a 14-year-old. In New Braunfels, Texas, he became a high school football standout, earning a scholarship at Oklahoma.
Deakin fell in love with Oklahoma football about eight years ago. He was vacationing in Florida, watched the Sooners beat Texas and was hooked.
The two Englishmen met last year, when Deakin visited Norman for the first time. Back home, he runs a website dedicated to Wort.
Deakin returned to Oklahoma this month, and went down to the Cotton Bowl to see his first Red River Rivalry game in person. He'll be in the house for Oklahoma's highly anticipated showdown with Notre Dame on Oct. 27, too.
But while in Dallas, Deakin had a chance to visit with Wort again.
“I saw him at the hotel in Dallas,” Wort said. “He was wearing an Arsenal soccer jersey, so that's how I recognized him.
“He's a real good guy. He really enjoys Sooner football, so when he gets to come over he always enjoys it.”