Cotton Bowl, State Fair Park, Dallas, Texas – Oklahoma rolled over a ranked albeit young Texas squad in Dallas on Saturday. Now, the question is, will the voters continue to punish the Sooners for not being in the S.E.C.? The Sooners, who started in the top spot of the polls have not lost, yet they’ve dropped two spots in the polls despite being 5-0 and undefeated in their conference.
Brent Venables, Sooners defensive coordinator, brought a squad to Dallas who were clearly ready to not just play, but contribute to the scoring effort. With time winding down in the first half, Demontre Hurst picked off and returned it 55 yards for the score to make it 27-3. However, just when the momentum seemed to be clearly ready to knock Big Tex down, Fozzie Whitaker returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for the score. That brought the score to 27-10 with only 2:44 left in the half. Surely with a large lead Bob was going to just run the ball right to eat the clock to go to halftime. Think again. With only 31 seconds left on the clock, Landry Jones hit WR Kenny Stills on a 15 yard TD toss to make the lead 34-10 going into halftime.
From that point, the Sooners just cruised and made the best of mistakes Texas made. David King returned a fumble 19 yards for a TD and Jamell Fleming returned one for 56 yards as well. The final score Oklahoma 55 Texas 17.
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