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Greatest Moment

Dec. 29, 2003
Dec. 29, 2003

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Dec. 29, 2003

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Year In Review

Greatest Moment

Compiled by Bill Syken

Oklahoma's greatest sports "moment" spanned four years. Between
Oct. 10, 1953, when they beat Texas 19-14, and Nov. 16, 1957,
when they lost 7-0 to Notre Dame, coach Bud Wilkinson's
Sooners--led by stars like halfback Tommy McDonald, the 1956
Maxwell Trophy winner--won 47 straight games and two national
titles. The streak is still the longest in major college history.

This is an article from the Dec. 29, 2003 issue

B/W PHOTO: JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN (MCDONALD) STAR HALFBACK MCDONALD HELPED WILKINSON (INSET) AND THE SOONERS RUN OFF 47 CONSECUTIVE VICTORIES.B/W PHOTO: A.Y. OWEN/TIME LIFE/GETTY IMAGES (WILKINSON) [See caption above]