OU vs. Texas Postgame: Breaking It Down

DALLAS — The No. 3 Sooners throttled the 11th-ranked Texas Longhorns, and Sooners Illustrated digs deeper into it.

Game ball goes to: The entire defense—The production by this group is unprecedented. For the first time in OU history, the defense scored three touchdowns in a game. Field corner Demontre Hurst had one of those when he picked off a David Ash pass and returned it 55 yards to the house. Defensive end David King had another when he picked up a fumbled force by fellow defensive end Frank Alexander and returned it 19 yards for the score. And boundary corner Jamell Fleming stripped and scored on a 56-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter. On top of that, the unit had 17 tackles for loss, including eight sacks. Alexander had four of those, while defensive end Ronnell Lewis had three.

Play of the game: Early in the fourth quarter, Ash found wide receiver Mike Davis for an 8-yard reception, but on the play Fleming simply took the ball out of his hands, stripping and returning it 56 yards for the Sooner touchdown to make it 55-10 at the time.

It was over when: Hurst recorded his pick six late in the first half. The OU lead swelled to 27-3, which was insurmountable for the Longhorns.

Surprise of the game:The Sooner defense came up with not one, not two, but three scores. As mentioned, it's a program record.

The biggest thing we learned: This team is very complete. Both sides of the ball showed Saturday afternoon they have the ability to carry the team to victory.

The biggest concern: Some red zone inefficiency: No, inefficiency isn't defined in this sense by the amount of times the Sooners were able to score down inside the 20. Rather, it's the fact that they failed to score touchdowns in two prime opportunities early in the game. But that's not that big of a deal.

Streak count: 10 consecutive victories dating back to OU's last loss in College Station last year

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