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Oklahoma 39, Texas 27: Longhorns turned upside-down in emotional Big 12 championship

ARLINGTON — What happened Saturday at AT&T Stadium was nothing short of an emotional hurricane. Ups, downs, cross-currents galore. Wreckage strewn about everywhere. When the cheering, booing and cussing from 83,114 fans finally stopped, Texas players were spent. Such was the heart-breaking toll of coming up short in a 39-27 loss to No. 5 Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship. This time around, OU’s Kyler Murray was the one running around with an oversized flag. The Sooners (12-1) were the ones on the championship stage, gleefully throwing the “Horns Down” and safe from any 15-yard flags by that point. Maybe Texas will one day rule the roost again, but for the fourth straight year, the Big 12’s colors are crimson and cream. “I want to say we’re right where we want to be. But we’re not yet,” UT receiver … Read more

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Sunday

December 2, 2018

Football

Oklahoma 39, Texas 27: Five key plays

ARLINGTON — There were 143 snaps taken in the Big 12 championship game, in which Oklahoma beat Texas. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. Go for it For the eighth time this season, Texas scored on its first possession. A 16-yard touchdown … Read More

Saturday

December 1, 2018

Football

Big 12 championship game notebook: Texas gets a record day from Collin Johnson

ARLINGTON — Onlookers at AT&T Stadium could not tell Saturday that Texas junior Collin Johnson was omitted from the Big 12’s all-conference team this week. Johnson led the UT passing attack with eight receptions, 177 yards and a 27-yard touchdown catch. The 177 yards were a record for the Big … Read More

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Oklahoma 39, Texas 27: Longhorns turned upside-down in emotional Big 12 championship

ARLINGTON — What happened Saturday at AT&T Stadium was nothing short of an emotional hurricane. Ups, downs, cross-currents galore. Wreckage strewn about everywhere. When the cheering, booing and cussing from 83,114 fans finally stopped, Texas players were spent. Such was the heart-breaking toll of coming up … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: ‘We won’t disappoint the fans again,’ says Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, channeling his inner Tebow

ARLINGTON — For the first time all day, Sam Ehlinger nearly lost his composure. It certainly didn’t come on the field, where he staked an unofficial claim to 2019 first-team all-conference quarterback honors with another sparkling performance against the Oklahoma Sooners.  No, this came in the post-game presser where Ehlinger … Read More

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In a role reversal, it was Oklahoma’s defense that made the big plays this time

ARLINGTON — When making comparisons to other elite teams, the knock on Oklahoma always has been its defense. As in, the Sooners didn’t have much of a defense that could stop anyone with any consistency. National analysts have pondered whether the Sooners are a complete team, especially after they survived … Read More

LISTEN: Longhorns UnFiltered podcast: Oklahoma tops Texas 39-27 for Big 12 title

ARLINGTON — Get immediate reaction from Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden, Danny Davis and Brian Davis on Texas’ 39-27 loss to Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game. The Longhorns dropped to 9-4 on the season. Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Sooners got their payback, but Texas has shown it’s on the way back

ARLINGTON — Oklahoma turned Texas upside down. And then the Sooners turned the Horns down. After the last of the multi-colored confetti had blown toward the ceiling of AT&T Stadium and the last celebratory statement had been uttered, even new OU president James Gallogly was seen throwing a Horns Down … Read More

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Baker’s dozen: Thirteen penalties haunt Texas as Oklahoma secures Big 12 title

ARLINGTON — For the Longhorns on Saturday, the only color more loathed than crimson may have been yellow. Texas was penalized 13 times in Oklahoma’s 39-27 win in the Big 12 championship game. Those penalties resulted in 128 yards. The Longhorns hadn’t been flagged so many times in one game … Read More

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Oklahoma 39, Texas 27: Our five pregame questions for Oklahoma — answered

ARLINGTON — Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Sooners ahead of Saturday’s 39-27 win in the Big 12 championship game. 1. Did Oklahoma hit the 300/300 combo? No. The Sooners didn’t come close to 300 yards passing and 300 yards rushing. They’d done it in five games … Read More

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Oklahoma 39, Texas 27: Our five pregame questions for Texas — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday’s 39-27 loss in the Big 12 championship game. Here’s how they played out: 1. Did Texas limit Kyler Murray’s running ability? Yes. Sure, Murray has a good arm. But he does his most damage to defenses … Read More

What Tom Herman said after Texas lost to Oklahoma 39-27 in the Big 12 championship

Oklahoma and its Heisman Trophy-candidate quarterback Kyler Murray proved too much for Texas in a 39-27 Big 12 championship victory. The Longhorns did cast some doubt into the Sooners with a fast start, and even had the game tied late in the third quarter. Afterward, Texas coach Tom Herman addressed … Read More

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Oklahoma 39, Texas 27: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday in Arlington: First quarter Texas 7, Oklahoma 3. Texas, which got the ball to start the game, marced 75 yards for the early score. It was UT’s eighth first-possession score this season and Ehlinger’s 14th rushing score of his career — five of them have … Read More

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Red River redemption: This time, Texas is upended by Oklahoma 39-27 in Big 12 title game

It’s all over at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Fifth-ranked Oklahoma, needing a win over Texas to (a) help ensure a College Football Playoff bid and (b) make up for their only loss of the season — the Longhorns’ 48-45 thriller at the Cotton Bowl in October — has won the … Read More

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Oklahoma’s late touchdown gives Sooners a 20-14 halftime lead over Texas

It’s halftime at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Fifth-ranked Oklahoma, needing a win to — in all likelihood — earn a spot in the College Football Playoff, is leading No. 14 Texas, 20-14. As expected, this is looking like it’s going to be a close one. Shootout? Maybe, but if so, … Read More

FOLLOW LIVE: Oklahoma beats Texas 39-27 to claim the Big 12 title

It doesn’t get much better than this. Texas versus Oklahoma for the Big 12 championship, the first winner-take-all matchup in the 118-year history of the Red River rivalry. At the end of Saturday’s tilt between the No. 14-ranked Longhorns (9-3, 7-2) and the No. 5 Sooners (11-1, 8-1), one team … Read More