Saturday's Red River Rivalry showdown has turned into the Red River Beatdown.
Oklahoma is dominating every part of Saturday's rivalry game with Texas. The defense is playing a physical brand of football, the offense has eclipsed 400 yards in the first half alone and the Sooners are producing game-changing "splash" plays.
The biggest splash play that broke Saturday's game wide open came from a 95-yard run from Sooners running back Damien Williams.
It was 6-2 Oklahoma, with 4:25 remaining in the first quarter, and Oklahoma was backed up to the 5-yard line. Texas was certainly still in the game, and it had a chance to maybe force a turnover or get a three-and-out to receive great field position.
Didn't happen. Williams' big-play ability changed Saturday's game within a blink of an eye.
Oklahoma went on to score the next 23 points of the game to take a commanding and embarrassing 36-2 lead heading into the break.
Total First-Half Yards Passing
Total First-Half Yards Rushing
Total First-Half Yards
If you take away one big pass play and an 18-yard completion at the end of the half, Texas' numbers would have been worse. Kind of hard to believe.
Obviously, Texas has an uphill climb, especially facing Williams and the Sooners rushing attack. But I guess that's why they play the game. We have seen ridiculous comebacks in the past, although Saturday's game would be as improbable as it could get.