- Bowman Jr intercepted a pass from BYU’s Jake Retzlaff to start an incredible run
- BYU were less than ten yards away from potentially taking the lead in the game
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Oklahoma defensive back Billy Bowman Jr. completed a 100-yard pick six to give the Sooners a lead over Brigham Young on Saturday.
The teams were tied at 17 about halfway through the third quarter when BYU was less than ten yards away from their end zone. Bowman Jr’s timing could not have been more impeccable in intercepting BYU quarterback Jake Retzlaff’s pass to wide receiver Kody Epps.
The coast was clear for Bowman Jr. to complete the 100-yard sprint. Despite a last-ditch effort from Retzlaff to stop the run, Bowman Jr. front flipped away from him and into the end zone.
The crowd at BYU’s LaVell Edwards Stadium was stunned into silence. Meanwhile, the Sooners celebrated the incredible touchdown.
It was only uphill from there as Oklahoma went on to win the game 31-24.
Bowman Jr. completed a 100-yard pick six to give Oklahoma the third quarter lead over BYU
Bowman intercepted a pass from BYU’s Jake Retzlaff before sprinting the length of the field
Fans – in awe of the play – reacted to Bowman Jr’s speed and stamina on X (formerly Twitter).
‘Clutchest play that the defense has had all season. BYU wins if they score right there,’ one fan posted.
‘Somebody get bro an oxygen mask, I know he outta breath,’ another added.
The loss moved BYU to a 5-6 record. The cougars have lost their last four games and are 13th in the Big 12.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma are 9-2 this season. The Sooners trail Texas as the No. 2 team in the Big 12 and No. 14 ranked team in the nation.
Oklahoma look to carry the momentum from two straight wins into their game against TCU on the 24th.