The Texas Longhorns came into the Red River Rivalry game against the Oklahoma Sooners as underdogs. They have lost the game two years in a row by large margins, 55-17 in 2011 and 63-21 in the 2012 game. Many had written off Texas’ chances in this game, and Texas fans were even unloading their tickets for considerably less money than Oklahoma fans earlier in the week.
Texas got on the board first, and after Oklahoma tied it, defensive tackle Chris Whaley returned an interception for a touchdown to get Texas a 10-3 lead to end the first quarter.
Half way through the second quarter the Texas Longhorns, led by quarterback Case McCoy scored again on a 59 yard touchdown pass to Marcus Johnson. That score gave them a 17-3 lead.
Texas added another field goal to get a 20-3 lead with three minutes left in the game. Oklahoma drove down the field in just over two minutes to score to take a chunk out of the Longhorns’ lead. Damien Williams scored on a three yard touchdown with just over a minute left in the game.
McCoy led a quick drive down the field to get another field goal right before half-time to lead 23-10. Texas entered the game as two touchdown underdogs but sit ahead 13-0 at half-time. Oklahoma gets the ball to start the second half though.