Great, even iconic athletic teams, players, and coaches have brought Oklahomans thrills, inspiration, and, yes, heartbreak that run from generation to generation through our family histories just as they do our state history. Here is one of the most legendary chapters of them all—the 1977 OU-Ohio State showdown in The Horseshoe, a titanic contest best remembered simply as “The Kick.”
Join John and KTOK/iHeartRadio star Gwin Faulconer-Lippert for the tale of a legendary game, but also of the revered role that sports and our sports “heroes” play in the hearts of Oklahomans. This is the 85th episode of our original OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program and podcast. Thank you Atwoods Stores for making it possible! Go HERE to listen to them all! Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History. Thank you Atwoods Stores for making it possible!https://youtu.be/q5ZftIxhRl8
Uwe von Schamann and perhaps the single most famous play in Oklahoma Sooner football history, at Ohio State in 1977.
With the Sooners trailing Ohio State, OU quarterback Dean Blevins leads them downfield on their climactic drive against Ohio State in the game's final seconds.
OU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims on the cover of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED the week after the 1977 OU-Ohio State game.
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from Oklahoma History, with John Dwyer