Red River Showdown: Texas Blocks Oklahoma 49-0

Dallas (AP) — Quinn Ewers returned to the Texas lineup and threw for 289 yards and four touchdowns as the Longhorns handed Oklahoma their most lopsided shutout loss to date, both ranked first since 1998. It was 49-0 on Saturday in the first meeting between not-so-Red River rivals.

Jonathon Brooks, 24, runs through the line of scrimmage for a touchdown during a game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns on October 8, 2022 at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

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Bijan Robinson rushed for 130 yards and scored two touchdowns The Longhorns (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) had a four-game losing streak in a series dating back to 1900 — the skid that began in the 2018 Big 12 championship game only occurred in 118 outside meetings Did. regular season. Tight end Jatabion Sanders had two touchdown catches.

Ewers returned after missing three games, but the Sooners (3-3, 0-3) failed to start quarterback Dillon Gabriel. for a concussion. Pitt-transferred Davis Beville got the start, but Oklahoma opted for many wildcat plays without a quarterback, passing just 39 yards and finishing with 195 yards overall.

The 92,100-seat Cotton Bowl Stadium was packed for the start of the annual meeting at the State Fair of Texas, with crimson and burnt orange fans splitting at the 50-yard line as usual. But long before this game was over, the Sooners side was empty while Texas fans enjoyed every moment.

After a 3–0 start under new coach Brent Venables, Oklahoma posted its first three-game losing streak since 1998. The Sooners went 29-0 that season, including his 0-4 start in the Big 12. to Texas A&M, which was their last shutout until Saturday. Their biggest shutout loss was 47-0 against Oklahoma State in 1945.

Ewers made 14 of his first 16 passes and made 21 of 31 in his first action since injuring his collarbone four weeks ago against leaders Alabama in the first quarter. rice field. The strong-armed freshman from nearby Southlake, who spent last season at Ohio State University, was 9-of-12 for 134 yards against the Crimson Tide before getting injured.

Texas had two 90-yard scoring drives in the first quarter capped by Robinson’s 2-yard run and Xavier Worthy’s 10-yard catch. Between these touchdowns, Oklahoma converted a false field his goal, but he was stopped on 4 and 2 in 10 4 plays.


texas: The Longhorns had a balanced total of 585 yards in offense with 289 passes and 296 rushes. A year after building a 28-7 lead in the first quarter against Oklahoma and losing 55-48 in the series’ highest-scoring game, Texas scored on Kieran Robinson’s 15-yard TD catch midway through the second quarter. He led 21-0. and add from there.

Oklahoma: With Gabriel not playing, the Sooners made many plays, including running back Eric Gray and tight end Brayden Willis snapping directly. The Sooners averaged 5.8 yards per carry before halftime, and he still trailed 28-0. They were driving late in the 2nd quarter in addition to 4 downstops in 10 when Gray snapped straight out of the 20. Stepped forward and threw a jump pass to Texas’ Jade Baron.


Texas will host Iowa next Saturday.

Oklahoma will play No. 19 Kansas next Saturday. Red River Showdown: Texas Blocks Oklahoma 49-0

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