Earthquake strikes Oklahoma during Cowboys' FG attempt; kicker makes it anyway
DEC 07, 2013 4:12p ET
Football players are used to playing in the cold, wind, rain and other extreme elements, but here's one you don't get very often.
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck just outside Oklahoma City on Saturday, with reports of shaking coming in from across the state -- including Stillwater, where No. 17 Oklahoma and No. 6 Oklahoma State were in the middle of their regular season-ending rivalry clash.
But since a 3.5-hour football game is filled with down time, surely the quake hit during a period of inaction? Not exactly. Cowboys kicker Ben Grogan was lining up a 41-yard field goal at the time. You can see the camera shake during the kick:
Best part: He made it! The boot gave Oklahoma State a 10-7 lead midway through the second quarter, and the events set off a flurry of props on Twitter:
Martin Alum News: The Ice Pirate Ben Grogan drills a FG vs OU during a 4.5 mag earthquake!!!— Martin High School (@MartinHigh) December 7, 2013
The mid-quake heroics weren't enough for the Cowboys, though. Oklahoma rallied late to win a 33-24 thriller and squash their rival's Fiesta Bowl hopes.
(h/t SB Nation)