The resulting field goal was the game-winner.
â€œThey gave me some opportunities and I took advantage,â€ Lewis said. â€œI missed some tackles and I gave up some big plays, but we never gave up, we kept at it and we came away with the win.â€
The Sooners were just following Lewis' lead. By his own admission, this hasn't been the season that he wanted it to be.
â€œI haven't been playing to my ability,â€ he said. â€œTo come out and have a game like this, it means so much to me. I want to give everything to my teammates.
â€œThis is for them.â€
While Lewis had his best game on the biggest stage, he was hardly alone.
Jonathan Nelson had a team-high 11 tackles. Ronnell Lewis and Quinton Carter had seven tackles while Austin Box had six and a fumble recovery. Frank Alexander had six tackles, four that were for a loss and one forced fumble.
Each of those stat lines is worthy of praise.
â€œWe took the field at halftime and said we wouldn't let them score anymore,â€ Carter said. â€œAnd we played that way.â€
They played well enough for OU to win Saturday night, for the red and white confetti to rain down onto the Cowboys Stadium turf, for the Sooners to celebrate another title.
As the celebration was winding down, Lewis made his way over to the stands and raised three fingers into the air.
This was his third conference crown as a Sooner, but the three could've just as easily been for his three monster plays.
â€œTo win this game in the fashion that we did,â€ Lewis said, â€œthis is huge.â€
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