There was an earthquake in Oklahoma today.
USGS reporting 4.5 earthquake NW of Jones at 12:10pm. #koco— Jessica Schambach (@SchambachJess) December 7, 2013
So far as we can tell -- mainly from Oklahomans joking on Twitter -- nothing horrible happened.
The thing is, it happened during the Bedlam game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Earthquake at Boone Pickens Stadium just now. Nothing to do with Pistol Pete or Bullet or Gundy's choice to kick a FG. #Bedlam temblor.— John E. Hoover (@johnehoover) December 7, 2013
Not only that, it happened DURING a field goal.
Oklahoma St. just made a FG during an earthquake. #OUvsOKST— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 7, 2013
That is not a joke. The ground was moving as Ben Grogan was kicking that FG. #OUvsOKST— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 7, 2013
And yes, Grogan nailed the 41-yarder, which is the most metal thing of all time.
Here's what Grogan's earth quake looked like:
(just joking, we made that GIF ourselves. This is what it actually looked like:
Incidentally, earthquake-during-a-field goal is one of the ways we had joked Northwestern would lose a football game. Of course, this is not the first college football-related earthquake in Stillwater: