Oklahoma vs. Ole Miss - 1999 - Independence Bowl



1999 Independence Bowl Game Summary


Mississippi's Les Binkley made the last college football game of the century a real kick.

Binkley's 39-yard field goal at the gun capped a duel between Deuce McAllister and Josh Heupel and gave Mississippi a wild 27-25 victory over Oklahoma in the Independence Bowl.

Binkley's boot came less than an hour before the millennium ended and just 2:17 after Heupel threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Quenton Griffin to give Oklahoma a 25-24 lead, its first of the game.

Heupel completed 39-of-53 passes for 390 yards and three TDs as he overcame a sloppy first half with a terrific second half. The first half belonged to McAllister, who had caught a TD pass of 25 yards and raced 80 yards for another score as Mississippi built a 21-3 lead.

Heupel set Independence Bowl records for completions, attempts and yards and tied the mark for TD passes. McAllister's run was the longest scrimmage play in Independence Bowl history and the longest surrendered by Oklahoma in a bowl game. (AP/SoonerSports)

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