In was an epic beatdown of mass proportions at the Red River Shootout on Saturday in Dallas. The Sooners didn’t even let the Longhorns up for air until late in the 4th quarter. The Longhorn faithful starting filing out of the Cotton Bowl in droves before the second half was even over? If you didn’t watch any of the game, the final score may tell you why, 63-21.
The Longhorn offense didn’t score a touchdown until backup QB Case McCoy came in after David Ash injured his wrist late in the game, when Oklahoma had pulled the first team. Their previous 8 points came off a botched extra-point by the Sooners where the Horns ran it back and then a pick-six off of Landry Jones. They had a total of 13 first downs and were virtually non-existent the entire game. At one point, the Sooners were leading the Horns on yards, 314-14. The end game yardage was 677-289.
The Sooners took advantage of the terrible play by the Longhorn rush defense and used Blake Bell and the Belldozer scheme very effectively. QB Bell had 4 rushing touchdowns. Fullback Trey Millard also had an outstanding game, with a personal high of 119 yards and one touchdown. Most impressive touchdown of the day was a 94-yarder from RB Damien Williams.
The Horns offense were their saving grace coming into this game with the way their defense has been playing. Today it was a total team effort on the suck. They didn’t look good on either side of the ball. They looked confused, poorly-coached and completely outplayed.
Landry Jones looked pretty decent despite his interception. He ended the day with 321 yards, 2 touchdowns and was 21-37. He found his targets and made plays. His supporting cast of weapons were on point and made it look easy. The Sooners weren’t doing anything out of the ordinary in order to take control of the game, they played smart football, were making plays and only had one turnover. The defense was outstanding, holding Texas to only 13 first downs and picked-off Ash twice.
The Sooners get to take home the Golden Hat for the second year in a row, as well as stake claim to the Red River. Next up on the schedule: Rock Chalk Kansas Jayhawks.