Football Barnburners

For this list a barnburner is defined as a game with a margin of eight points or less and at least 50, 60, 70, or 80 combined points.

50+ Points | 60+ Points | 70+ Points | 80+ Points

50+ Total Points

Season   Opponent Result Total Margin
2020 N #22 Texas W 53-45 (4OT) 98 8
2020 A Iowa State L 37-30 67 -7
2020 H Kansas State L 38-35 73 -3
2019 N #8 Baylor W 30-23 (1OT) 53 7
2019 H TCU W 28-24 52 4
2019 A #12 Baylor W 34-31 65 3
2019 H Iowa State W 42-41 83 1
2019 A Kansas State L 48-41 89 -7
2019 N #11 Texas W 34-27 61 7
2018 A #12 West Virginia W 59-56 115 3
2018 H Oklahoma State W 48-47 95 1
2018 A Texas Tech W 51-46 97 5
2018 N #19 Texas L 48-45 93 -3
2017 N #3 Georgia L 54-48 (2OT) 102 -6
2017 A Kansas State W 42-35 77 7
2017 N Texas W 29-24 53 5
2017 H Iowa State L 38-31 69 -7
2017 A Baylor W 49-41 90 8
2016 A Texas Tech W 66-59 125 7
2016 N Texas W 45-40 85 5
2016 A #21 TCU W 52-46 98 6
2015 H #11 TCU W 30-29 59 1
2015 A #23 Tennessee W 31-24 (2OT) 55 7
2014 H Oklahoma State L 38-35 (1OT) 73 -3
2014 H #14 Kansas State L 31-30 61 -1
2014 N Texas W 31-26 57 5
2014 A #25 TCU L 37-33 70 -4
2013 H #10 Texas Tech W 38-30 68 8
2012 H #22 Oklahoma State W 51-48 (1OT) 99 3
2012 A West Virginia W 50-49 99 1
2012 H Baylor W 42-34 76 8
2011 A #25 Baylor L 45-38 83 -7
2011 H Texas Tech L 41-38 79 -3
2010 A #10 Oklahoma State W 47-41 88 6
2010 N Cincinnati W 31-29 60 2
2010 H Air Force W 27-24 51 3
2010 H Utah State W 31-24 55 7
2009 N #19 Stanford W 31-27 58 4
2007 A Texas Tech L 34-27 61 -7
2007 A Colorado L 27-24 51 -3
2006 N #9 Boise State L 43-42 (1OT) 85 -1
2006 A #18 Oregon L 34-33 67 -1
2005 H Texas A&M W 36-30 66 6
2005 A Nebraska W 31-24 55 7
2005 H Baylor W 37-30 (2OT) 67 7
2004 A #22 Texas A&M W 42-35 77 7
2004 A #20 Oklahoma State W 38-35 73 3
2002 A Texas A&M L 30-26 56 -4
2002 A Missouri W 31-24 55 7
2001 H #11 Kansas State W 38-37 75 1
2000 N #8 Kansas State W 27-24 51 3
2000 A #23 Texas A&M W 35-31 66 4
1999 N Mississippi L 27-25 52 -2
1999 A Notre Dame L 34-30 64 -4
1998 H #15 Colorado L 27-25 52 -2
1997 N Texas L 27-24 51 -3
1997 A California L 40-36 76 -4
1997 H Syracuse W 36-34 70 2
1996 A #16 Kansas State L 42-35 77 -7
1996 A Baylor W 28-24 52 4
1996 N #25 Texas W 30-27 (1OT) 57 3
1996 H Tulsa L 31-24 55 -7
1994 A Syracuse W 30-29 59 1
1990 H Iowa State L 33-31 64 -2
1989 A Iowa State W 43-40 83 3
1989 N Texas L 28-24 52 -4
1988 A #12 Oklahoma State W 31-28 59 3
1982 A #3 Nebraska L 28-24 52 -4
1982 N #13 Texas W 28-22 50 6
1981 A #1 USC L 28-24 52 -4
1978 N #6 Nebraska W 31-24 55 7
1978 A Stanford W 35-29 64 6
1977 A #4 Ohio State W 29-28 57 1
1976 H Oklahoma State L 31-24 55 -7
1975 A #18 Missouri W 28-27 55 1
1971 H #1 Nebraska L 35-31 66 -4
1970 A Kansas W 28-24 52 4
1970 A Iowa State W 29-28 57 1
1969 A Oklahoma State W 28-27 55 1
1968 N #20 SMU L 28-27 55 -1
1968 A #3 Kansas W 27-23 50 4
1967 N #2 Tennessee W 26-24 50 2
1950 H Texas A&M W 34-28 62 6
1940 H Oklahoma State W 29-27 56 2

Games: 84
Record (%): 54-30 (64%)
Avg Score: 35-33
OU High Score: 66
OU Low Score: 24
Opp High Score: 59
Opp Low Score: 22
Most Total Points: 125