The Improbable Tale of 100-6

“I even know the play I scored on,” Larry Gatlin told me in a 1998 interview. “It was 3rd-and-12 on the 26-yard line. I was in the game in place of Elmo (Wright) at wideout on the right side. The play was ’53 R Out.’   Gatlin had replaced Elmo in the lineup because the score was 86-6. It was late in the 4th quarter of what would become the biggest blowout in the modern era of college football.   Tulsa. 100-6. November 23, 1968.   After Gatlin’s score, kicker Terry Lieweke made the PAT. 93-6. Tulsa stalled on the … Continue reading The Improbable Tale of 100-6