DALLAS — Oklahoma fullback Trey Millard’s incredible, highlight-reel moment during last year’s 63-21 rout of Texas was a popular topic of conversation Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days.
Early in the second quarter, Millard caught a short pass in the flats. Texas’ Mykkele Thompson dove at his legs, so Millard leapfrogged him and — at the same time — forearmed the Longhorns’ Adrian Phillips to the ground, then sprinted 73 yards, the longest pass play in Red River Rivalry history.
A few plays later, Blake Bell rushed for the second of his four touchdowns that day.
“I was like, ‘What the heck just happened?’” OU center Gabe Ikard remembered. “I was running down the field; I was dying. I was like, ‘Please score. I’ve run this far; please get in.’ He didn’t score and we had to run like three more plays. He about passed out.
“It was an incredible play. One of those plays that you’ll never forget. One of those plays that OU fans will never forget. They already put a giant picture of it happening on the wall in the locker room. That’s gonna be one of my most vivid memories of college football.”
Millard said he only rewatches the play “every once in a while” when somebody sends him a video of it. He added that he’s never made a play quite like that before, but wasn’t surprised at himself, either.
“I know I have that kind of confidence in my play and my ability,” Millard said. “I just got blessed with an opportunity there to showcase it.”