OU 7, Texas 3. The new-and-improved Texas defense, led by safety Dylan Haines and a failed Sooners field goal attempt, had an impressive early debut under Charlie Strong. Haines’ second pick of the day — and 11th of his career — set up Trent Domingue’s field goal. Yes, Samaje Perine scored, but the defense wasn’t to blame for that Sooners’ scoring drive, which began at Texas’ 16 thanks to D’Onta Foreman’s fumble.
Texas: Domingue 33-yard field goal, 5:21
The drive: 4 plays, minus-3 yards, 1:22
The key play: Haines’ second pick of the day set Texas up at OU’s 13.
Oklahoma: Perine 2-yard run (Austin Seibert kick), 1:43
The drive: 3-16-1:11
Key play: Foreman’s fumble allowed OU to start its “drive” at Texas’ 16.
Halftime: OU 14, Texas 13. Texas took a 10-7 lead three plays into the quarter on Foreman’s sixth touchdown run of the season, and the Longhorns ended the first half with another field goal from Domingue. Sandwiched in between was a forced fumble and recovery by Poona Ford. Oklahoma, though, made the biggest splash on Mayfield’s bomb to Dede Westbrook. The touchdown catch was the longest for the Sooners in the 111-game history of this series.
Texas: Foreman 1-yard run (Domingue kick), 14:21
The drive: 8-66-2:22
Key play: An incomplete pass led to a 30-yard gain anyway, thanks to OU pass interference and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.
Oklahoma: Westbrook 71-yard pass from Baker Mayfield (Seibert kick), 4:02
The drive: 4-85-1:09
Key play: Perine’s 9-yard run on the first play helped OU get out of bad field position.
Texas: Domingue 28-yard field goal, :00
The drive: 18-64-4:02
Key play: Shane Buechele hit Collin Johnson for 19 yards on a third-and-9 play, the freshman’s longest catch so far as a Longhorn.
OU 35, Texas 27. Buechele twice aired it out in the first five minutes of the second half, victimizing Sooners cornerback Jordan Thomas for a 63-yard touchdown pass to Devin Duvernay and 45 yards to Dorian Leonard. (It was Duvernay’s first touchdown of his career.) Mayfield, though, countered those with a touchdown run and two long touchdown passes of his own, both to Westbrook. There were four lead changes in the quarter.
Texas: Devin Duvernay 63-yard pass from Buechele (Domingue kick), 13:47
The drive: 5-79-1:13
Key play: That was it. The score came on Texas’ third play of the drive.
Oklahoma: Westbrook 42-yard pass from Mayfield (Seibert kick), 12:49
The drive: 3-79-:58
Key play: Perine rumbled for 28 yards on the play preceding the touchdown.
Texas: Dorian Leonard 45-yard pass from Buechele (Domingue kick), 10:43
The drive: 6-75-2:06
Key play: Duvernay made two key plays on the drive. His first was a 6-yard catch on third-and-2.
Oklahoma: Mayfield 4-yard run (Seibert kick), 8:13
The drive: 7-85-2:30
Key play: Mayfield burned Kris Boyd on a 51-yard pass to Dahu Green down to the 9.
Oklahoma: Westbrook 47-yard pass from Mayfield (Seibert kick), 5:39
The drive: 4-76-1:14
Key play: Two plays before his 47-yarder, Westbrook made a nifty 22-yard catch by keeping his foot inbounds on the sideline.
Final: OU 45, Texas 40. The Sooners simply wore Texas’ defense down. OU had a 13-play drive that spanned 93 yards and lasted nearly six-and-a-half minutes and also a 15-play drive for 60 yards that ate up nearly eight minutes. Foreman’s 22-yard touchdown made it 45-40 with 51 seconds to go; Texas failed its 2-point try, didn’t recover the onside kick and couldn’t recover a Mayfield fumble at the very end.
Oklahoma: Perine 3-yard run (Seibert kick), 11:53
The drive: 13-93-6:27
Key play: On third-and-6, Mayfield broke free for a 16-yard gain.
Texas: Armanti Foreman 10-yard pass from Buechele (Domingue kick), 10:34
The drive: 6-67-1:19
Key play: Foreman snapped off a 28-yard run, which tied for his fourth longest run of the season.
Oklahoma: Seibert 39-yard field goal, 2:36
The drive: 15-60-7:58
Key play: On the third down before the field goal, Joe Mixon fumbled at Texas’ 22, but Mayfield recovered it.
Texas: D’Onta Foreman 22-yard run (pass failed), 1:45
The drive: 5-69-:51
Key play: Foreman’s first-down carry went for 18 yards and brought UT to midfield.
First downs: Texas 23, Oklahoma 28. Rushes-yards: Texas 46-180, Oklahoma 55-282. Passing yards: Texas 245, Oklahoma 390. Comp.-Att.-Int.: Texas 19-36-1, Oklahoma 22-31-2. Return yards: Texas 384, Oklahoma 491. Punts-Avg.: Texas 6-44.8, Oklahoma 3-37.3. Fumbles-Lost: Texas 1-1, Oklahoma 4-2. Penalties-Yards: Texas 2-10, Oklahoma 5-55. Time of possession: Texas 24:20, Oklahoma 35:40.
Passing: Texas, Buechele 19-36-1-245. Oklahoma, Mayfield 22-31-2-390
Rushing: Texas, D. Foreman 25-159, Buechele 11-27, Porter 6-16, Swoopes 4-7, Heard (-17), Leonard (-12). Oklahoma, Perine 35-214, Mixon 16-48, Mayfield 4-20
Receiving: Texas, A. Foreman 5-28, Duvernay 3-81, Johnson 3-44, Joe 2-10, Burt 2-6, Leonard 1-45, Oliver 1-13, Warrick 1-9, Heard 1-9. Oklahoma, Westbrook 10-232, Mixon 3-12, Lewis 2-26, Miller 2-22, Flowers 2-18, Green 1-51, Andrews 1-29, Jones 1-0