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PROVO -- This week in Cougar Classic, we continue our countdown of the 13 most important wins in BYU history. No. 6 as decided by KSL viewers was a 2009 victory of the Oklahoma Sooners at Dallas Cowboy's new stadium.
It was the season opener and the Oklahoma Sooners were coming off an appearance in the national championship game. The quarterback for the Sooners was Sam Bradford, who just won the Heisman trophy the previous season. It was supposed to be an easy win for the third ranked team in the country, but someone forgot to tell BYU.
Early into the game, Bradford was sidelined with an injury to his shoulder Going into halftime, Bradford was sidelined with an injury to his shoulder and the Cougars were down by three points. The Cougars confidence continued to grow.
Late in the game, BYU quarterback Max Hall led a 16 play, 78-yard drive, capped off by a seven-yard touchdown pass to McKay Jacobsen to put the Cougars up 14-13 with only three minutes left to play.
The Sooners, with an attempt to put some points on the board, missed a 54-yard field goal with 1:23 left in the game. The Cougars had done what was thought to be impossible.
Following the game, Hall said: "That's everything you would ask for a game like this, to come out with a win. I'm so proud of my guys. This is surreal, this is awesome."