Sooners Stomp Longhorns, 55-17
In the 106th meeting, Oklahoma showed why they were the preseason #1 team in the nation, stomping on #11 Texas, 55-17 in the Red River Rivalry. Texas committed five crucial turnovers, three of which were returned for touchdowns. Freshman David Ash was consistently harassed by the Oklahoma defense, obviously upset at the fact the Sooners had fallen from #1 to #3 in the polls despite starting the season 4-0.
In front of a packed Cotton Bowl in Dallas with half the fans wearing Crimson and the other half in burnt orange, Landry Jones threw three touchdown passes, Dominique Whaley ran 64 yards for a touchdown and three different Sooner defensive players found their way into the end zone.
Jones was 31 of 50 for 367 yards and no turnovers. He improved to 2-0 against the Longhorns, and gave Oklahoma its third win over Texas in five years.
"It was an excellent day," OU coach Bob Stoops said. "To come down in here in this situation and win like that is really pretty special."
Oklahoma improves to 5-0, 2-0 in the Big 12, while Texas falls to 4-1, 1-1 in the Big 12.
"You learn so much from a loss like this," Ash said. "You learn what it takes to play at the level Oklahoma plays. They're a great team. It's great to get exposed to that. We're a young team. The great thing is we have so much potential to become a really great team."
Texas' Fozzy Whitaker had the 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, tying the school record. He also ran for 43 yards and caught a pass for 15.