From the beginning of the game it was clear that the Texas Longhorns were prepared for the Oklahoma Sooners and the Red River Rivalry. They had talked this week about being angry, and the Texas seniors were determined to not go their entire career failing to win against Oklahoma.
At first it looked like it was going to be a back and forth game. Texas scored a field goal on the opening drive. Oklahoma scored a field goal on the following drive. Oklahoma stopped Texas and got the ball back and laid a huge hit on Texas quarterback Case McCoy.
Then this is where things went bad for Oklahoma. Quarterback Blake Bell dropped back and threw a pass that was intercepted by defensive lineman Chris Whaley, and was returned 36 yards for a touchdown.
Texas opened up the scoring in the second quarter with a 59-yard touchdown run from Marcus Johnson to take a 17-3 lead. A 50-yard field goal from Anthony Fera made it 20-7.
It looked like Oklahoma was recovering, they scored a touchdown on a three-yard run from Damien Williams to cut the score to 20-10. Texas was able to drive down the field to kick a quick field goal in the minute playing time left in the half to kill Oklahoma’s momentum and take a 23-10 lead into the half.
Oklahoma had the first possession of the second half and still had hope. They’re opening drive of the half they got a field goal, not much but points nonetheless.
A couple of drives later Oklahoma had to punt away and Texas’ Daje Johnson returned it 85-yards for a touchdown. That gave Texas a 29-13 lead, they had the extra point blocked. As the third quarter was winding down, McCoy made a beautiful 36 throw to Mike Davis for a touchdown to give Texas a 36-13 lead.
Just when Texas was starting to get comfortable, they made a mistake. McCoy threw an interception, to a defensive lineman as well, that was returned for a touchdown. That cut the lead to 36-20 with 10 minutes left.
Oklahoma wasn’t able to get anything going after that score though and Texas ended the losing streak.