Red River Wild: OU Beats Texas 55-48

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The 117th meeting in the Red River Rivalry got off to an awful start for the Sooners. On the first play from scrimmage Casey Thompson hit Xavier Worthy for a quick pass in the flats, Jaden Davis missed a tackle, and Worthy took it 75 yards for the touchdown. Texas on top 7-0.

It only got worse from there. The Sooners quickly went three and out and Michael Turk’s punt was blocked. Texas recovered it inside the OU five. Two plays later Bijan Robinson powered it in from two yards out. Texas truly was all gas jumping on top 14-0.

The Sooners would respond on their next drive. Spencer Rattler connected with Mike Woods on a 29 yard strike. The drive finished after ten plays when Rattler kept the ball himself on a two yard touchdown run on a designed pass. Sooners cut the Horns lead in half trailing by seven.

The OU defense responded as well. On Texas’ next drive, the Sooners forced a three and out when Isaiah Thomas. But OU couldn’t capitalize off of it. Rattler and Austin Stogner had a total miscommunication on a route resulting in Rattler being picked off by BJ Foster.

Off the turnover, Casey Thompson hit Worthy again for a 27 yard pitch and catch. A couple of plays later, Thompson found Josh Moore for a ten yard touchdown. 21-7 Horns.

Oklahoma’s next offensive possession wasn’t any better. The Sooners went three and out after Rattler was sacked by Alfred Collins. Michael Turk totally swung field position after an 85 yard wind aided punt.

Texas then hit another big play as Casey Thompson hit Josh Moore on a 48 yard touchdown. Texas cruising 28-7. That was the score after one.

OU faced a fourth down and short on their own 44 on their next possession. Caleb Williams was in the game for the play and he broke off a 66 yard touchdown run. OU again trailed by 14.

That play seemed to ignite OU. The Sooners forced a three and out on Texas’ next drive thanks due in part ot Perrion Winfrey who sacked Casey Thompson.

On OU’s next drive they pulled out a little trickery. Rattler hit a quick pass to Marvin Mims in the flats who threw a backwards lateral to Rattler who then chunked a 48 yarder to Jeremiah Hall. That led to a 39 yard Gabe Brkic field goal. 28-17 Texas.

Momentum appears to have shifted with the Sooners, they forced another three and out. However, after a few impressive runs by Kennedy Brooks, Spencer Rattler had the ball knocked out of his hands by Ben Davis. The fumble was recovered by DeMarvion Overshown.

Off the TO, Bijan Robinson slashed through the Oklahoma defense en route to a 50 yard run. It took Texas to the OU two yard line. The next play Casey Thompson threw his fourth touchdown pass of the game on a two yarder to Jared Wiley. 35-17 Horns.

Lincoln Riley made the switch to Caleb Williams. Williams orchestrated a ten play, 57 yard drive concluding in a 35 yard field goal. 35-20 Texas.

Texas struggled clock management wise after Thompson hit Xavier Worthy for a 44 yard gain. Michael Dicker added a 38 yard field goal at the gun to give Texas a 38-20 halftime lead.

Caleb Williams started the second half for OU. Lincoln Riley told the ABC broadcast that Rattler’s benching was due to turnovers. Williams couldn’t get anything going on OU’s first drive. Isaiah Thomas notched a TFL which helped OU force a three and out.

OU received the ball at the Texas 41. Williams hit Mario Williams on second down for 12 yards to gain a first down. That was following an injury to tackle Tyrese Robinson. It led to a 29 yard Gabe Brkic field goal. 38-23 Texas in control still.

Texas answered back with a field goal of their own from 41 yards by Cameron Dicker. 41-23 Texas.

Oklahoma blasted off a 65 yard run from Kennedy Brooks to open their next drive. He had the ball stripped, but was ruled down after a review. Williams then hit Marvin Mims for a 14 yard touchdown pass to cut the Texas lead to 41-30 with just over a minute to play in the third.

On OU’s next possession Williams heaved a 47 yard pass to Marvin Mims deep into Texas territory. The Sooners would settle for a fourth field goal of the day with Gabe Brkic from 26. OU trailed 41-33 in the fourth.

Danny Stsusman, who just returned from injury, sacked Casey Thompson for a ten yard loss. Sooners brought two more pressure packed pass rushes to force a three and out. Texas punted to OU from their own end zone. The Sooners took over at their own 40.

Caleb Williams hit Marvin Mims on an incredible 52 yard touchdown pass which pulled OU within two. Spencer Rattler then came in to try to tie the game and he did hitting Drake Stoops to square the game up at 41.

Xavier Worthy then returned the ensuing kickoff out of the end zone, Caleb Kelly forced a fumble and OU would take over inside the Texas 20.

On the first play off of that turnover, Kennedy Brooks took a direct snap 18 yards for a touchdown and Oklahoma stormed back to take the lead 48-41.

Texas came out firing on their next possession. Casey Thompson found Xavier Worthy for 48 yards, but Thompson would eventually throw an incomplete pass on 4th down turning it over back to the Sooners.

Texas wouldn’t go away though. After OU had to punt it back to the Horns, Casey Thompson hit Xavier Worthy for a 31 yard touchdown. That tied the game up at 48 with 1:23 left.

With 10 seconds left, Kennedy Brooks broke off a 33 yard touchdown run to give Oklahoma the 55-48 win. Oklahoma wins for a fourth straight season. It’s the largest comeback in Red River Rivalry history as the Sooners come back from 21 down to win.

Kennedy Brooks had a career high 217 yards on 25 carries and two scores. Caleb Williams finished 16 of 25 for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Marvin Mims finishes with five grabs for 136 yards and two touchdowns.

The Sooners win and move to 6-0 and 3-0 in Big 12 play. TCU comes to Norman on October 16th.

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