Momentum to: OSU
Jalen Saunders' punt return
The play: Sooner speedster Jalen Saunders took a 54-yard punt by Sharp at the OU 19, dodged tacklers right after the catch, cut outside and sprinted 81 yards to the house.
The result: That play ignited the Owen Field crowd and foreshadowed the celebration to come. OU then converted the two-point conversion with a Jones pass to Justin Brown to tie the score at 38 in the opening minute of the fourth quarter. The Sooners had erased another double-digit deficit.
Momentum to: OU
Cowboys' fourth-down stop
The play: With the Sooners back inside the OSU 30 and in position to tie the game again midway through the final period, the Cowboy defense got two big plays in a row when Joe Mitchell and Tyler Johnson sacked Jones for a loss of six yards and held on fourth down when a Jones pass to Sterling Shepard fell incomplete.
The result: This should have been OSU's chance to run the clock and seal the victory, but the Cowboy offense went three-and-out on its next possession and punted with just fewer than seven minutes remaining. OSU would not run another offensive play in regulation.
Momentum to: OSU…momentarily
The play: After a Jones pass to Shepard in the end zone was off target, Blake Bell came in the game on fourth-and-1 and powered his way into the end zone for the tying touchdown with four seconds remaining.
The result: That score, which capped a 17-play, 86-yard drive, sent the game into overtime. OSU never fully recovered, as the Cowboys could only muster a field goal on their first overtime possession and OU needed just two plays to win the game on a Brennan Clay 18-yard touchdown run.
Momentum to: OU…for good