1968

1968

Oklahoma 26
Tennessee 24

January 1, 1968 – Orange Bowl Stadium
 
‘Vols Miss Game Winning FG
With seven seconds remaining in the game, a 43-yard field goal attempt by Tennessee's Karl Kremser sailed wide right, leaving Oklahoma with a narrow 26-24 Orange Bowl victory over Tennessee.
 
The miss saved Oklahoma first-year coach Chuck Fairbanks from being the game's goat after he made a coaching miscue minutes earlier.
 
Facing fourth-and-one from his own 43-yard line with 1:54 left, Fairbanks gambled and went for the first down, but the Sooners were stopped. The ball was given to tailback Steve Owens, who was met by blitzing Tennessee linebacker Jack Reynolds before he could take a step.
 
Tennessee, which scored all 24 of its points in the second half, worked it into field goal range before Kremser missed.
 
Oklahoma's offense came out steaming in the first half, getting three touchdowns led by Most Outstanding Player Bob Warmack.
 
Tennessee came alive in the third, ignited by Jimmy Glover's 36-yard interception return for six points. That was followed by a 5-yard Fulton scoring run and a Kremser field goal that closed it to 19-17.
 
Oklahoma's Bob Stephenson briefly broke the momentum with a 25-yard interception return that made it 26-17, but Tennessee countered with a late 1-yard run by Dewey Warren.

 

  OKLA TENN
First Downs 18 18
Rushing Attempts 50 44
Rushing Yards 203 172
Passes Attempted 18 23
Passes Completed 9 12
Had Intercepted 3 2
Passing Yards 107 160
Total Offense 310 332
Punts/Avg. 5/47.0 2/32.0
Fumbles/Lost  0/0 1/1
Penalties/Yards 2/10 4/27

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Oklahoma 7 12 0 7 - 26
Tennessee 0 0 14 10 - 24

                                         
SCORING SUMMARY
OKLA: Warmack 7-yard run (Vachon kick); OKLA: Hinton 20-yard pass from Warmack (kick failed); OKLA: Owens 1-yard run (run failed); TENN: Glover 36-yard interception return (Kremser kick); TENN: Fulton 5-yard run (Kremser kick); OKLA: Stephenson 23-yard interception return (Vachon kick); TENN: Kremser 26-yard FG; TENN: Warren 1-yard run (Kremser kick) MOP: Bob Warmack (Oklahoma)
 
Oklahoma Head Coach: Chuck Fairbanks
Tennessee Head Coach: Doug Dickey

 

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