NORMAN — To this day, Bob Stoops’ fondest moment while head coach at Oklahoma came during a 31-14 victory against No.1 Nebraska in 2000.
“I don’t think I’ve seen as many people outside the stadium, the big screens set up in front of the dorm. The streets were flooded, even if people couldn’t get in,” Stoops said during his weekly Tuesday press conference. “I remember late at night people were still honking horns up and down the street. To this day, it’s only time we stormed the field. People just couldn’t hold it back anymore.”
Saturday, the Sooners play Nebraska again, which will bring back memories of that victory for Stoops.
“The biggest satisfaction for me was how it happened,” Stoops said. “Coming in, everyone wondering if are we for real. Being down 14-0, it looked like we weren’t. But we settled in and couldn’t have played better after that.”
Here’s more of what Stoops had to say Tuesday:
On OU’s offense against Kansas State:
“It was real pleasing to see what we were able to get, running the ball and being able to throw the ball as we were able to do. To be able to able to protect the quarterback, throw it and take care of the football, that is what you want going on the road.”
On the OU defense:
“Defensively, we gave up some big plays that we don’t like to give up, but on the other side we did come up with five turnovers on the day. Offensively, we really took advantage of them in the first half.”
On Ryan Broyles’ punt return for touchdown:
“It was exciting. The kick was with the wind and went a little further which gave him some space to time it up and get things going.