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2019-10-19 20:27:45

Christopher Bumbaca USA TODAY

Published 2:04 PM EDT Oct 19, 2019

Things were going well for No. 5 Oklahoma in the first half against West Virginia at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Then the Sooner Schooner took a scary tumble. 

Sooners quarterback and Heisman trophy front-runner Jalen Hurts dashed into the end zone for a two-yard score to make it 28-7, and the classic Oklahoma tradition proceeded as normal. Except the covered wagon, pulled by horses Boomer and Sooner, toppled over during a sharp turn near the 15-yard line, sending the two riders — a man and woman — to the ground. 

Both of the occupants were up and walking after the incident and appeared unhurt. Boomer and Sooner also looked to be fine and were escorted off the field.

This is the second consecutive season there has been an incident on the Sooner Schooner. Last year, a member of the Ruf/Nek men's spirit squad nearly fell out of the back of the Sooner Schooner wagon during a touchdown celebration against Oklahoma State. 

In the extended version of the video, Fox play-by-play man Gus Johnson offered a call of the spill. Watch her ability to roll, he said.  When she hits the ground, nice roll.

The Sooner Schooner is an official mascot of the sports teams at Oklahoma, as it's a scaled-down replica of the Studebaker Conestoga wagon used by settlers of the Oklahoma Territory around the time of the Land Run of 1889.

Contributing: Scott Gleeson @usatoday
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