Earthquake strikes Oklahoma during Cowboys’ FG attempt; kicker makes it anyway
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:
That is not a joke. The ground was moving as Ben Grogan was kicking that FG. #OUvsOKST
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 7, 2013
— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) December 7, 2013
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
(h/t SB Nation)