Oklahoma 63, Texas 21 — Final Score
So much for a game filled with excitement and tension. The No. 13-ranked Oklahoma Sooners just laid a beat-down on the No. 15-ranked Texas Longhorns for the second season in a row.
The final score reads 63-21, but it really shouldn't have even been that close. Texas backup quarterback Case McCoy threw two touchdowns in garbage time against Oklahoma's second-string defense—the only time Texas' offense scored in the game.
If we learned anything from this game, it's that the Oklahoma Sooners are a vastly improved team since their Week 4 loss to Kansas State. Even though the offense, led by fifth year senior quarterback Landry Jones, was impressive in its own right, the defense is what really made the difference.
Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops deserves some sort of award, as this is a completely rejuvenated squad from a season previous. Texas finished with 289 total yards, but over 100 of those yards came in the fourth quarter after nearly all of Oklahoma's starters went out of the game.
Because both teams came into this game with one conference loss, BCS and conference implications were very much on the line. Now with two losses, Texas will have a steep hill to climb to get back into any sort of competitive state. Oklahoma, on the other hand, just has to keep winning.
The win should vault the Sooners into the Top 10, but that also depends on how the current BCS Top 10 performs today. The loss for the Longhorns should put them in the No. 20—No. 25 range.
Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has now tallied nine victories in 14 attempts against Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns.
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