The Oklahoma Sooners got their first win against BYU in program history this weekend, winning by a score of 31-24 to keep their Big 12 championship hopes alive. With this win, the Sooners move to 9-2 on the season going into the final game of the year against TCU on Black Friday.

Aside from the win, a major story in this game was the injury to starting quarterback Dillon Gabriel in the closing moments of the first half. With the Sooners in the red zone, Gabriel attempted to go for the rushing TD when he was tackled and his head hit the natural grass field very hard. Backup Jackson Arnold (who’s redshirt is no longer due to having to play today) would come in to finish the game as Gabriel would not return.

The biggest moment of the game no doubt came on the defensive end for the Sooners when Billy Bowman intercepted a pass at the goal line and returned it 100 yards to the house for a pick six. In a moment where BYU looked like they were going to take their first lead, the script was completely flipped. That was just one of three turnovers the Sooners had this game.

The Sooners also had one of their better rushing performances all season out of Gavin Sawchuk. He had 14 carries for 107 yards and one TD. Running the ball is something they have struggled with for most of the season, so it is a delightful change in the eyes of Sooner fans.

The good news for Oklahoma is next week is that it is the same scenario. Win, and you still can get into the Big 12 championship. The bad news? They will need some help with the outcome of some other games in the Big 12. The game against TCU is the first on the schedule in the conference next week, so you can believe that the team will have a close eye on the Texas-Texas Tech game that night, as well as the rest of the slate on Saturday.

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