The third quarter begins and both teams seem to have forgotten that there is still another half of football to be played. The mistake free first half is obviously over as both teams struggle to make things happen in the second half. OU maintains their lead going into the 4th quarter.
The SWOSU fans are clearly upset as the SWOSU team playing in this second half is clearly not as fired up as the team from the first half. OU’s defense continues to stop SWOSU’s running backs behind the line of scrimmage time and time again. Going to the air proves disastrous as SWOSU has 4 interceptions in the 4th quarter alone.
OU’s offense doesn’t do much better as the only team on this field that can defeat OU is OU. As the 4th quarter comes to an end and 2 scoreless quarters are put into the record books OU is celebrating their, Hammer Tournament record, 13 consecutive trips to the Hammer Bowl (Championship). This 12-2 Oklahoma team which was pre-tournament seeded as #1 will face a 7-4 Central Missouri team which was pre-tournament seeded as #3.
For 12 consecutive Hammer Bowls we have watched #1 vs #2 slug it out:
#1 OU Vs #2 NEO in Hammer Bowl I (OU 18, NEO 5)
#1 NEO Vs #2 OU in Hammer Bowl II (OU 23, NEO 11)
#1 OU Vs #2 NEO in Hammer Bowl III (OU 28, NEO 8)
#1 OU Vs #2 NEO in Hammer Bowl IV (OU 18, NEO 8)
#1 NEO Vs #2 OU in Hammer Bowl V (NEO 15, OU 4)
#1 OU Vs #2 SWOSU in Hammer Bowl VI (OU 13, SWOSU 0)
#1 OU Vs #2 SWOSU in Hammer Bowl VII (OU 22, SWOSU 0)
#1 OU Vs #2 NEO in Hammer Bowl VIII (OU 27, NEO 0)
#1 OU Vs#2 NEO in Hammer Bowl IX (OU 17, NEO 0)
#1 OU Vs #2 UCM in Hammer Bowl X (OU 24, UCM 18)
#1 OU Vs #2 UCM in Hammer Bowl XI (OU 21, UCM 10)
#1 OU Vs #2 NEO in Hammer Bowl XII (OU 18, NEO 14)
Now for the first time in the 13 year history of the Hammer Bowl we will see a #3 competing for the championship. Tomorrow you will see #3 Central Missouri take on #1 Oklahoma in Hammer Bowl XIII. Good luck to both teams.