Texas Stuns Oklahoma in Red River Rivalry Upset
The Texas Longhorns pulled off the early shocker of the day as they stunned the Oklahoma Sooners in the Cotton Bowl, 36-20.
The shocking upset victory serves as a reminder that when it comes to college football rivalries, anything can happen. The Sooners came in as a double-digit favorite and the winners of three-straight Red River Rivalry games, but it was the Longhorns who came out victorious this year. And it wasn’t even close.
The Longhorns not only won on the scoreboard but outgained Oklahoma 445-263 and won the time of possession battle.
Case McCoy was the embodiment of the Longhorns’ improved play. The senior quarterback took advantage of the opportunity to start in David Ash’s place with 190 yards on 13-of-21 passing with two touchdowns and an interception.
Blake Bell, on the other hand, didn’t endear himself to the Sooner faithful this Saturday. He was just 12-of-26 for 133 yards with two interceptions. Bob Stoops is going to have a difficult decision to make in regards to the quarterback position after that performance.
As great as the Longhorns defense was, the game ball has to go to the Texas running back duo of Johnathan Gray and Malcolm Brown. Both backs gained combined for 243 rushing yards as Texas dominated the trenches.
Not everything has gone right down in Austin this year. Mack Brown has been the subject of job security speculation for good reason. But this is one win that will guarantee the Longhorns have at least one positive moment come from this season.
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