Irresistible vs. Immovable

  • Nebraska

  • Oklahoma


Nov. 25, 1971: Somebody had to lose what was billed as the Game of the Century -- a game many still consider the greatest in college football history. Brilliantly played, huge stakes, No. 1 vs. No. 2, Thanksgiving Day audience … wrong result for the Sooners. Second-ranked Oklahoma rallied from a 28-17 deficit for a 31-28 lead with seven minutes left, but No. 1 Nebraska responded with a 12-play, 74-yard TD drive to win the game. The defeat added another year to Oklahoma's national title drought since Bud Wilkinson won in 1956.