Oklahoma honors Mike Winchester with passenger jet flyover

Usually reserved for opening day celebrations or the patriotic national holiday’s, Oklahoma will have a unique twist on the stadium flyover prior to their Big XII Championship game against rival Oklahoma State.

In honor of Mike Winchester, a punter on their 1985 National Championship winning team, the Sooners have arranged to have a Southwest Airlines jet fly over the stadium.

Winchester an employee of Southwest Airlines, was shot and killed at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. His son, James Winchester, was the long snapper at Oklahoma and currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.

He also has two daughters who competed on the basketball team and the rowing team.

Oklahoma would like nothing more than to complete the memorial with a victory and becoming Big XII champs. The Sooners and the Cowboys played each other even into the half with the game tied 17-17. The Cowboys held a touchdown lead before the game was tied with just over 30 seconds. Baker Mayfeild connected for a 10-yard touchdown pass with Geno Lewis and helped carry momentum into the locker room.

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