Now, you might be asking, "Why is this news to us?" Well, readers, it's because the theme came during a pivotal moment during the game, which was sure to catapult the winner into possible BCS Championship discussions. The theme was so powerful in all it's glory that it helped the Missouri Tigers beat the Oklahoma Sooners. No, it wasn't Missouri's top-ranked defense that helped or Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert's talent that got the Oklahoma monkey off our school's back. Hell, it wasn't even Gary Pinkel that helped. No, Koji Kondo's original theme for Super Mario Bros. ace the Missouri Tigers the confidence and may have made the players think that the Sooners were Goombas and Koopas.
Hit the jump to see how this was done.
The moral of the story: Never underestimate the power of the Super Mario Bros. theme.