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Biggest Comeback Wins

These are the largest deficits OU has overcome to win a game since at least 1954. It is based on games where OU was losing after one or more of the first three quarters. However, there could be a game where they got down by 10 points or more but were able to tie the game or take the lead in the same quarter. If you find another game not listed here, please contact me.

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Points Score Qtr Season Date   Opponent Result
25 28-3 2 2019 11/16 A #12 Baylor W 34-31
21 28-7 2 2021 10/9 N #21 Texas W 55-48
21 21-0 2 1981 11/7 A Kansas State W 28-21
21 21-0 2 1970 10/31 A Iowa State W 29-28
17 17-0 2 2015 9/12 A #23 Tennessee W 31-24 (2OT)
17 17-0 2 2010 12/4 N #13 Nebraska W 23-20
17 20-3 4 1983 10/15 A Oklahoma State W 21-20
15 15-0 2 1977 9/10 H Vanderbilt W 25-23
14 14-0 1 2018 11/3 A Texas Tech W 51-46
14 21-7 2 2017 10/21 A Kansas State W 42-35
14 21-7 2 2016 10/1 A #21 TCU W 52-46
14 21-7 3 2014 11/15 A Texas Tech W 42-30
14 17-3 2 2012 11/24 H #22 Oklahoma State W 51-48 (1OT)
14 24-10 2 2006 11/11 H Texas Tech W 34-24
14 28-14 2 2004 11/6 A #22 Texas A&M W 42-35
14 24-10 3 2000 11/11 A #23 Texas A&M W 35-31
14 14-0 2 2000 10/28 H #1 Nebraska W 31-14
14 21-7 2 1996 10/19 A Baylor W 28-24
14 14-0 3 1972 11/23 A #5 Nebraska W 17-14
14 14-0 2 1963 11/9 H Iowa State W 24-14
14 14-0 2 1963 9/21 H Clemson W 31-14
14 14-0 3 1961 11/25 A Nebraska W 21-14
14 14-0 2 1955 10/22 H #14 Colorado W 56-21
13 20-7 3 1973 10/6 H #17 Miami (FL) W 24-20
13 19-6 3 1956 11/3 A Colorado W 27-19
11 14-3 1 2011 9/24 H Missouri W 38-28
11 14-3 2 2002 10/12 N #3 Texas W 35-24
11 28-17 3 1997 9/6 H Syracuse W 36-34
11 24-13 4 1996 10/12 N #25 Texas W 30-27 (1OT)
10 10-0 3 2021 10/23 A Kansas W 35-23
10 10-0 2 1998 11/21 H Texas Tech W 20-17
10 10-0 3 1998 11/14 A Baylor W 28-16
10 13-3 2 1995 10/7 A Iowa State W 39-26
10 17-7 4 1994 10/22 A Kansas W 20-17
10 17-7 3 1986 11/22 A #5 Nebraska W 20-17
10 10-0 3 1983 12/3 A Hawaii W 21-17
10 10-0 2 1981 9/12 H Wyoming W 37-20
10 10-0 2 1980 11/22 A #4 Nebraska W 21-17
10 10-0 2 1977 10/15 A Missouri W 21-17
10 17-7 4 1976 11/26 A #10 Nebraska W 20-17
10 17-7 2 1973 11/3 H Iowa State W 34-17
10 24-14 4 1970 11/14 A Kansas W 28-24

Notes

  • If the same deficit occurred more than once in one game, the last one is used.
  • In the 1995 Texas game, OU trailed 21-0 in the second quarter but rallied to tie the game in the third quarter. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter and the game ended in a 24-24 tie.
  • In the 1984 Texas game, OU trailed 10-0 in the third quarter but rallied to take the lead later in the quarter. After a series of unfortunate events in the fourth quarter, Texas kicked a field goal as time expired and the game ended in a 15-15 tie.
  • As of 2020, the NCAA record for biggest comeback is 35 points by Michigan State vs Northwestern in 2006. The Spartans trailed 38-3 with 9:54 remaining in the 3rd quarter and won 41-38.