NORMAN â€” For Oklahoma Sooners fans who were in attendance at Saturday's Senior Day home finale against Iowa State at Owen Field, I'm sure they might have been getting a bit worried as the first half wore on, despite all being well with a 48-10 victory.
For most of the opening 30 minutes of action, OU trailed. In fact, the â€śplayâ€ť which seemed to draw the most fanfare in the opening half wasn't even a football play. It was when Army National Guard 1st Sgt. David Brian Curtis, OU's â€śPatriot Fan of the Gameâ€ť surprised his family by riding out on the Boomer Schooner to reunite with his Eufaula family. Curtis arrived from Afghanistan on Thursday and stayed in a Norman/Oklahoma City hotel until surprising his family, who were watching a video tribute he made a short time before arriving back in Oklahoma.