Friday, October 26, 2012
Reliving the end of the streak
By Jake Trotter
NORMAN, Okla. -- Clendon Thomas swears he has shaken the hand of every man, woman and child who saw Notre Dame end Oklahoma's record 47-game winning streak.
All 63,170 of them. All wanting to tell Thomas they were there when the music died.
"And I've probably talked to more than were actually there," Thomas said. "Our stadium only held so many."
Over a rich history, the Sooners have played in a number of meaningful games. They'll play one Saturday when Notre Dame visits Norman for the first time in 46 years in a clash of Top 10 powers.
But outside the national titles, it's a pair of iconic losses that have truly stood the test of time among those lived it: The "Game of the Century" loss to Nebraska in 1971; and the day the Fighting Irish snapped the streak.