A look back at how it all happened Saturday:
Oklahoma 10, Texas 0. The Sooners scored on their first two possessions and were at Texas’ 17 to end the quarter. Baker Mayfield was 8 of 9 for 179 yards; Sam Ehlinger, starting for the second straight week, was 1 of 5 for 15 yards. Texas found little success on offense; the Longhorns gained 15 yards on the first play of the game — a screen pass to Kyle Porter, who got the start — but failed to pick up another first down (OU had eight). Texas finished the quarter with 19 yards of total offense.
OU: Jeff Badet 54-yard pass from Baker Mayfield (Austin Seibert kick, 12:13)
OU: Seibert 25-yard field goal (3:49)
Halftime — Oklahoma 20, Texas 10. Rodney Anderson scored on the second play of the quarter to help OU take a commanding 17-0 lead. On the play before, OU fullback Dimitri Flowers took a direct snap and converted a fourth-and-1 attempt; it was the first fourth down conversion Texas has allowed all season in eight attempts. A 41-yard kickoff return by Porter and two costly 15-yard penalties helped the Longhorns finally get on the board with 3:14 left, and John Bonney picked off Mayfield to set up Joshua Rowland’s 34-yard field goal on the final play of the half.
OU: Rodney Anderson 15-yard run (Seibert kick, 13:11)
OU: Seibert 28-yard field goal (4:32)
Texas: Kyle Porter 16-yard pass from Sam Ehlinger (Joshua Rowland kick, 3:14)
Texas: Rowland 34-yard field goal (:00)
Oklahoma 23, Texas 17. The Longhorns had only two possessions but made the most of them — a 13-play, 75-yard touchdown drive with four third down conversions (a Chris Warren III scoring run, helped/pushed forward by Ehlinger himself). The Sooners stumbled over themselves for most of the quarter; a holding penalty negated a 17-yard touchdown pass and UT’s scoring drive was extended by a defensive holding penalty on third-and-8.
OU: Seibert 36-yard field goal (9:10)
Texas: Chris Warren III 1-yard run (Rowland kick, 4:27)
Final — Oklahoma 29, Texas 24. Down 23-17 with 11 minutes left, Tom Herman opted to go for it on fourth-and-8 from OU’s 27 rather than try a 44-yarder from Rowland. But the defense held and Ehlinger scored to give Texas a 24-23 lead. It was a short-lived lead, though; Mayfield found Mark Andrews for a 59-yard touchdown with 6:53 left. That proved to be the game winner. Texas’ last two drives came up short though the Longhorns did come close, getting to OU’s 35 with 2:04 left before its second-to-last drive stalled on downs.
Texas: Ehlinger 8-yard run (Rowland kick, 8:01)
OU: Mark Andrews 59-yard pass from Mayfield (2-point pass failed)
First downs: Oklahoma 20, Texas 23
Rushes-yards: Oklahoma 39-174, Texas 39-108
Passing: Oklahoma 344, Texas 289
Comp-Att-Int: Oklahoma 18-28-1, Texas 21-43-0
Return Yards: Oklahoma 18, Texas 35
Punts-Avg.: Oklahoma 5-48.2, Texas 5-51.2
Fumbles-Lost: Oklahoma 1-0, Texas 2-0
Penalties-Yards: Oklahoma 8-81, Texas 5-33
Time of Possession: Oklahoma 31:46, Texas 28:14
RUSHING: Oklahoma, Sermon 20-96, R.Anderson 10-48, Mayfield 7-27, Flowers 2-3. Texas, Ehlinger 22-86, Warren 6-9, Porter 3-7, Carter 5-6, L.Humphrey 0-5, Buechele 3-3, Kerstetter 0-0, C.Johnson 0-(minus 8)
PASSING: Oklahoma, Sermon 1-1-0-42, Mayfield 17-27-1-302. Texas, Buechele 2-2-0-11, Ehlinger 19-39-0-278, (Team) 0-2-0-0
RECEIVING: Oklahoma, Andrews 4-104, M.Brown 4-73, Lamb 3-74, Badet 2-59, J.Mead 2-16, Sermon 2-11, Flowers 1-7. Texas, Warren 4-55, Hemphill-Mapps 4-42, L.Humphrey 3-48, Porter 2-31, Brewer 2-27, C.Johnson 2-26, Heard 2-10, De.Duvernay 1-42, Joe 1-8
MISSED FIELD GOALS: None
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