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.
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]