Thus far, the Red River Rivalry has gone as we all expected. There’s a blowout happening on the field at the moment inside the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
The only thing is, the blowout is being constructed by the team we didn’t exactly expect.
Texas is currently up on Oklahoma 36-13 in the fourth quarter, and have surprisingly dominated in virtually every facet of the game. Offensively, defensively–they’ve owned the 12th-ranked Sooners in this year’s edition of the storied game.
What has probably been the most surprising aspect has been the play of backup QB Case McCoy. After a rough outing in that close, controversial win over Iowa State last week, McCoy has commanded this Texas offense about as well as he possibly can in the absence of starting QB David Ash.
He’s made some great, tremendous, smart throws. One of them, and probably his best work of the day thus far, happened just recently to give the Longhorns those 36 points.
At the end of the third quarter, McCoy dropped back and dropped an absolute dime right into the hands of receiver Mike Davis for a 38-yard score, a pass which he could not have put in a better spot.
[h/t SB Nation]