NORMAN — Nearly a year after the play, Adam Shead's eyes still bulge at its mention.
Bronson Irwin still shakes his head.
Brennan Clay breaks out in a big grin.
Blake Bell sums it up with “Wow.”
The reactions are all a little bit different, but Trey Millard's 73-yard reception against Texas still draws them whenever it's shown.
Millard didn't even score on the play — he was knocked out at the 4 — but how Millard got there said a lot about the game Oklahoma went on to win 63-21.
Early in the second quarter, Millard caught a swing pass from Landry Jones and took off.
Just past the Sooners' 40, Mykkele Thompson dove toward the 6-foot-2, 253-pound Millard's legs as Adrian Phillips tried to tackle Millard from the top.
Millard leapt over a flailing Thompson while delivering a left forearm that sent Phillips reeling.
The play, which came with OU already up 20-2, set the tone for the Sooners' domination.
“A little bit,” Millard said this week when asked if the play surprised him. “I kind of saw a gap, I remember, in the play, between those guys and kind of just aimed for it. Then, when you land, you just kind of keep running.”
Millard might talk about it like it was just another play — though he said he's never stiff-armed a player and hurdled another at the same time — but his teammates certainly don't.
“It's like having a cheat code,” Shead said. “It's like having a souped-up player on your side.
“It's pretty awesome.”
A picture of the play is blown up on a wall in the Sooners locker room.
“It was an incredible play,” center Gabe Ikard said. “One of those plays that you'll never forget. One of those plays that OU fans will never forget.
“That's gonna be one of my most vivid memories of college football.”
To Clay, the play embodies the program.
“It just shows you what Oklahoma can be,” Clay said. “Trey's such a different body. He's able to run, and he's so big and athletic. He's clearly one of the best players out on that field when he touches it.
“The physicality behind that game shows in that play, and he'll make a play like that and then he'll go on kickoff and go make a tackle. It's crazy how much of an athlete he is.”
Player after player used the word when revisiting the play. Shead said it over and over.
Millard is too valuable as a blocker to touch the ball much more than he does.
“He's like a running back, but he's one of us,” Shead, an offensive lineman, said.
Millard had 33 carries and 30 receptions last season, and he has just six carries and seven receptions this year.
That infrequency, though, makes what he does when he does touch the ball that much more impressive.
“It definitely catches you by surprise how big he is, how much he weighs and you see how high he gets in the air,” Bell said. “You're like, ‘Wow.'”
Irwin wasn't too thrilled immediately after the play.
“After I got over the initial shock of him running over everyone, I was kind of upset I had to run down there,” Irwin said. “But obviously every highlight tape you see of us, that's on there and every time we show it, guys get excited and you know it's a crazy play for a guy his size to be making.”
Saturday morning, about two hours before taking on the Longhorns, the Sooners will sit down to watch their weekly motivational video.
The videos show highlights of the previous week's game, usually followed by plays from last year's game against that week's opponent.
“I'm sure it'll be on there,” Irwin said. “Maybe three or four times.”
And it'll still draw “oohs” and “aahs” from the team.
“You're going to hear that, ‘Ooooooh,'” Clay said. “He keeps on trucking man.