It’s nothing new for a kicker to have to deal with some rough weather conditions when attempting a field goal. Wind, rain and snow are not uncommon for games played in December, but what about an earthquake?
As Oklahoma State’s Ben Grogan lined up to attempt a 41-yard field goal, there was apparently a 4.5 magnitude earthquake northwest of Jones, OK, which is about 52 miles southeast of Stillwater.
Oklahoma St. just made a FG during an earthquake. #OUvsOKST
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 7, 2013
Thanks for all the earthquake reports. USGS is reporting a 4.5 Mag earthquake SW of Jones Oklahoma at 12:10 p.m.
— tulsaworld (@tulsaworld) December 7, 2013
Grogan can now say that he successfully kicked a field goal through an earthquake. His kick gave the Cowboys a brief 10-7 lead, but Oklahoma tied the game at 10 going into halftime.
The teams remained deadlocked heading in the fourth quarter, but Oklahoma pulled away late thanks to a 7-yard TD pass from Blake Bell to Jalen Saunders with 24 seconds left in the game. They added a garbage score with no time remaining after Oklahoma State went into desperation mode with pitches, winning 33-24.
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