While the Oklahoma Sooners took the field in Norman for the last time in 2023, head coach Brent Venables overcame some adversity on the march toward kickoff.
Venables tripped while running out of the tunnel ahead of Friday’s matchup against TCU and was fallen on by multiple players in the process.
Oklahoma entered the Week 13 matchup in need of some help from BYU in order to meet Texas in the Big 12 title game. Despite tripping in the pregame walkout, the 13th-ranked Sooners didn’t stumble at all on the field as Oklahoma crushed TCU 69-45 on Saturday afternoon in OU’s last Big 12 regular season game..
While Oklahoma winning isn’t enough to get them to Arlington, the Sooners are one step closer to potentially back-dooring their way into a Big 12 Championship Game. But the Sooners will also need help from Texas Tech against Texas and/or BYU against Oklahoma State.