NCAAF Game Recap - Oklahoma at Texas
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Ala
47
TxAM
28
F
FlaSt
14
Clem
45
F
SCar
20
UGA
17
F(1OT)
Fla
28
LSU
42
F
Okla
34
Tex
27
F
MSU
0
Wisc
38
F
USC
27
ND
30
F
PSU
17
Iowa
12
F
Colo
3
Oreg
45
F
Hawaii
37
Boise
59
F
Utah
52
OreSt
7
F
Mich
42
Ill
25
F
WaSt
34
AzSt
38
F
Lou
62
Wake
59
F
UVA
9
MiaFL
17
F
TxTch
30
Bayl
33
F(1OT)
Mem
28
Temp
30
F
Cin
38
Hou
23
F
App
17
ULLaf
7
F
Syr
10
NCSt
16
F
ULMon
24
TxSt
14
F
ColSt
35
NM
21
F
MiaOH
16
WestMI
38
F
Toled
7
BGSU
20
F
MisSt
10
Tenn
20
F
MD
14
Purd
40
F
Rut
0
Ind
35
F
GATec
23
Duke
41
F
Ball
29
E Mi
23
F
OD
17
Marsh
31
F
NMSt
28
C Mi
42
F
NIU
39
Ohio
36
F
Kent
26
Akr
3
F
BYU
23
SoFL
27
F
UConn
7
Tul
49
F
SJSU
38
Nev
41
F
UNLV
34
Vand
10
F
IASt
38
WVU
14
F
URI
17
VaTec
34
F
MidTN
13
FlAtl
28
F
GASt
31
CoCar
21
F
UAB
33
UTSA
14
F
Fres
24
AF
43
F
Army
8
W Ky
17
F
NorTx
27
SMiss
45
F
Miss
27
Mizzu
38
F
UMass
21
LaTec
69
F
Char
23
FLInt
48
F
Navy
45
Tuls
17
F
Neb
7
Minn
34
F
Ark
20
KY
24
F
Wyo
22
SDSU
26
F
Wash
51
Ariz
27
F

Oklahoma 34, Texas 27

Oct 12, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(6) Oklahoma (6-0)

7

3

10

14

34

(11) Texas (4-2)

0

3

14

10

27

Lamb TDs, defense lift No. 6 OU past 11th-ranked Texas 34-27
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:37 PM

DALLAS (AP) Jalen Hurts tried the Golden Hat on for size and gave a half-hearted "horns down" sign in a group photo with the cheerleaders while celebrating the way Kyler Murray couldn't in the Red River rivalry a year ago.

Now the Oklahoma quarterback will try to get the Sooners back to where Baker Mayfield and Murray took them the past two years, and where he's been himself three times at Alabama: the College Football Playoff.

Hurts threw three touchdown passes to CeeDee Lamb after two big mistakes early, Oklahoma's defense sacked Sam Ehlinger nine times and the No. 6 Sooners never trailed in a 34-27 victory over 11th-ranked Texas on Saturday.

"I would say I didn't put the team in the greatest and best situation," said Hurts, who won two semifinals as the starter for the Crimson Tide and was replaced during the game when they won the national title during the 2017 season. "Not a complete game, but a step in the right direction."

A year after a Murray-led comeback fell short in a 48-45 loss in the Red River rivalry that led to the firing of their defensive coordinator, the Sooners harassed Ehlinger into minus-9 yards rushing.

And Oklahoma, with first-year defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, held the quarterback with the three highest total yardage outputs for Texas against the Sooners almost 200 yards below that 387-yard average.

"Regardless of what the outside world thinks, we believe a lot in our defense," coach Lincoln Riley said. "I don't care what our defensive calls our, schemes. Not that I don't care, but the way we play right now was the difference today."

The Sooners (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) stayed on track for a third straight trip to the playoff and avenged last year's loss in Cotton Bowl Stadium, which was followed by their victory in a rematch in the Big 12 championship game.

The Longhorns (4-2, 2-1) are likely relegated to a spoiler role if there's a second consecutive Big 12 title game between the rivals. Texas gave up 511 yards - a season low, believe it or not, for the nation's No. 1 offense at 644 yards coming in.

"We knew how good they were," Texas coach Tom Herman said. "We knew that their defense had improved, and we certainly saw the things that they were doing offensively."

Lamb had 10 catches for 171 yards, tip-toeing on the sideline to stay inbounds on the 27-yarder for his final TD.

Hurts threw for 235 yards, and the nation's leading rusher among QBs had 131 more on the ground, including a punctuating 3-yard touchdown for a 34-20 lead late in the fourth quarter. The 131 yards rushing were a stadium record for a QB and the most for an OU quarterback in the series.

Hurts had a chance to give the Sooners a big first-half lead, but he lost a fumble at the Texas 7-yard line at end of his longest run, a 27-yarder. The man with plenty of rivalry experience from facing Auburn threw an interception in the Texas end zone in the second quarter.

Ehlinger didn't look comfortable until well into the second half, flinching from a clean pocket and underthrowing a receiver that was behind the Oklahoma defense on the first play of the third quarter after the Longhorns were held to 83 yards before halftime.

The nine sacks left Ehlinger with 23 carries for those minus-9 yards, although he scored twice on the ground while going 26 of 38 for 210 yards. Roschon Johnson had 95 yards rushing, 57 of them on a third-quarter run that set up his 4-yard score.

"They did a really good job of swarming the football," Ehlinger said. "Obviously they recruit extremely well and have tremendously talented players. I feel like they just let them go make plays."

THE TAKEAWAY

Oklahoma: Hurts made some poor decisions on throws, with one only costing the Sooners points. Another ill-advised throw into the Texas end zone was just out of the reach of a defender before a field goal for a 20-10 lead.

Texas: Even though the Longhorns got even in the third quarter, it never felt like they were in the game after the slow start offensively. The speed of Oklahoma's front seven seemed to have Ehlinger out of sorts most of the day.

STERN WARNING

Both teams played under the threat of an ejection for unsportsmanlike conduct after referee Mike Defee flagged everyone 30 minutes before the game when clusters of players got too close at midfield while wrapping up warmups and started jawing at each other.

The only ejection was Texas defensive lineman Malcolm Roach, and it wasn't for unsportsmanlike conduct. He was flagged for targeting while hitting Lamb helmet-first and late two plays before Lamb weaved through Texas defenders on a flea-flicker pass on a 51-yard score.

ATTABOY, COACH

Riley was headed for the tunnel after the game when he turned around and sought out Grinch. It was a year ago after this game that Riley had to make the difficult decision to fire defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, brother of longtime coach Bob Stoops, whom Riley replaced.

"I was excited about how we played defensively," Riley said. "It was cool to be able to share that moment with him."

FIELD POSITION WOES

Leading Texas receiver Devin Duvernay had a quiet day (eight catches, 54 yards) - except for several questionable decisions on kickoff returns that hurt field position for Texas. One of them was ruled a fair catch at the 5 in the second half, followed by consecutive false-start penalties. Texas couldn't get a first down, and Oklahoma ended up with a field goal for a 10-point lead.

UP NEXT

Oklahoma: West Virginia at home next Saturday.

Texas: Kansas at home next Saturday.

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Passing

Okla Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Hurts 28 16 57.1 3 235 51 1 105.5
Tex Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Ehlinger 38 26 68.4 0 210 22 0 82.1

Rushing

Okla Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Hurts 17 131 7.7 27 1
K. Brooks 10 105 10.5 42 0
Tex Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
R. Johnson 8 95 11.9 57 1
K. Ingram 2 9 4.5 7 0

Receiving

Okla Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Lamb 10 171 17.1 51 3
B. Willis 1 25 25.0 25 0
Tex Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Johnson 6 82 13.7 22 0
D. Duvernay 8 54 6.8 18 0

Fumbles

Okla F FL
J. Hurts 1 1

Returning

Okla KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
C. Lamb 0 - 0 0 3 2.0 0 5
T. Pledger 1 17.0 0 17 0 - 0 0
Tex KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Duvernay 4 19.8 0 31 0 - 0 0

Punting

Okla Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Mundschau 2 76 38.0 55
Tex Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Bujcevski 7 281 40.1 47

Takeaways

Tex Int Yds InTD
B. Jones 1 10 0

Team Stats Comparison

Okla Tex
Points For 34 27
Total Yards 511 310
Rushing Yards 276 100
Passing Yards 235 210
Passing Completions / Attempts 16/28 26/38
Turnovers 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 1/0
First Downs 21 25
Penalties - Yards 7/84 9/49
Time Of Possession 10:10 50:50
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/12 6/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 2/38 7/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Okla Tex
Okla 5:06 TD CeeDee Lamb 1 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Gabe Brkic kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter Okla Tex
Okla 13:11 FG Gabe Brkic 19 yd FG 10 0
Tex 15:00 FG Cameron Dicker 49 yd FG 10 3
3rd Quarter Okla Tex
Tex 6:12 TD Roschon Johnson 4 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 10 10
Okla 7:15 TD CeeDee Lamb 51 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Gabe Brkic kick) 17 10
Okla 10:16 FG Gabe Brkic 34 yd FG 20 10
Tex 15:00 TD Sam Ehlinger 2 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 20 17
4th Quarter Okla Tex
Okla 3:04 TD CeeDee Lamb 27 yd pass from Jalen Hurts (Gabe Brkic kick) 27 17
Tex 8:07 FG Cameron Dicker 32 yd FG 27 20
Okla 10:41 TD Jalen Hurts 3 yd run (Gabe Brkic kick) 34 20
Tex 13:11 TD Sam Ehlinger 4 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 34 27

Game Information

Stadium: Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Attendance: 92,100
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