It was Oct. 1, 2003, and Oklahoma co-defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was about a month away from becoming the head coach at Arizona.
The Sooners were undefeated, ranked No. 1, and had payback on their minds against Oklahoma State, which had upset its state rival in the Bedlam Series two years in a row. The Cowboys’ offensive coordinator was Mike Gundy, who would become OSU’s head coach a year later when Les Miles left for LSU.
Seven years later, Stoops and Gundy match football wits again, bringing their teams to San Antonio for the Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl.
But those in Oklahoma can’t forget what happened on Oct. 1, 2003 … even if Stoops says he doesn’t remember.