Today was the Red River Shootout between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners. The Texas Longhorns held its own throughout the first quarter, holding the Sooners to a pair of field goals on OU’s first two possessions. The Longhorns showed they were more physical in the running game, led by veteran rusher Fozzy Whittaker and newcomer Malcolm Brown. Starting in the second quarter, Texas started turning the ball over, again and again.
But OU has one of the top players in the country and Heisman Candidate, Landry Jones at quarterback. Texas has youth at the position with David Ash, Case McCoy, Malcolm Brown, and Jaxon Shipley on Offense and were drastically exposed in this year’s rivalry.
Landry Jones also has one of the most talented and deep receiving corps in the country, the Sooners won 55-17 and converted 5 Texas turnovers into 24 points and shut down Texas in both the running and passing game.
For Texas, a huge moment of the game, once OU made it 27-3 late in the first half. Fozzy Whittaker returned a kick 100 yards for a score to cut the Longhorns’ deficit to 27-10 and give Mack Brown’s squad some new life. This huge moment turned sour, when the Sooners immediately marched right down the field and scored again to re-take a 24-point lead.