Being a Buckeye stuck in the middle of Sooner country, I hear about "The Kick" all the time. It is always funny to me how they don't remember us coming down to Norman a few years later and beating then #2 Oklahoma 24-14.
The temperature on the Owen Field turf reached 135-degrees before the game, but from the start, it was the Ohio State line that dominated. In the opening quarter, Buckeyes' junior quarterback Mike Tomczak completed his first two throws to run his string to 12 completions in a row to tie a school record. He then passed 16 yards to senior All-Big Ten tight end John Frank, Jewish but still playing on Yom Kippur, for a touchdown, and then the pair hooked up again from 15 yards out just four minutes into the second period, and with Rich Spangler's two extra points, Ohio State jumped out to a 14-0 lead.
The Sooners lost start sophomore running back Marcus Dupree, who had gained only 30 yards on six carries and had a costly turnover, with about nine minutes left until halftime when he bruised his knee. A bit later, freshman back Spencer Tillman scored on a 37-yard run, and Tim Lashar's extra point cut the Ohio State lead in half, 14-7.
The Buckeyes opened the second half and drove 57 yards down the field, capped by senior fullback Vaughn Broadnax's two-yard run, which put the visitors ahead 21-7. It stayed that way until late in the period, when Oklahoma junior quarterback Danny Bradley connected with freshman split end Derrick Shepard on a 22-yard touchdown pass, and Lasher's kick pulled the Sooners back to within seven, 21-14.
However, that was as close as Oklahoma was to get, and Spangler kicked a 21-yard field goal to increase the lead to 24-14 with 9:15 to play. It also closed out the scoring, and the Buckeyes pulled the upset. It was their 17th straight win in a road opener, and it also denied Switzer his milestone 100th victory.
Source: Jeff Linkowski
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