OU vs. Texas postgame: Breaking it down

DALLAS — The No. 13 Sooners hammered the No. 15 Texas Longhorns 63-21, and now Sooners Illustrated digs deeper into this contest.

Game ball goes to: Fullback Trey Millard and quarterback Blake Bell. Millard leaped over defenders and made them look silly all day, while finishing with 164 all-purpose yards, including 45 yards on three rushes and 119 receiving yards on five catches. Bell only scored four touchdowns in the Belldozer package.

Play of the game: With just more than four minutes left in the first quarter and OU facing a second down on its own 5-yard line, running back Damien Williams blasted 95 yards from scrimmage for the score and 13-2 lead. Perhaps as impressive as the run itself was a bone-rattling midfield block by wide receiver Kenny Stills that set opened up the rest of the field.

It was over when: OU's defense forced a safety with 6:28 remaining in the first half. The score became 29-2 at the time.

Surprise of the game: Texas didn't even show up. Perhaps their fans should be applauded that they stayed a quarter-and-a-half because neither side of the ball showed up at all.

The biggest thing we learned: The Sooners are back in the national championship discussion. After a 24-19 loss to Kansas State, OU has responded with two very convincing wins away from Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, a 41-20 triumph over Texas Tech and this one today.

The biggest concern: After two big time victories, the Sooners host lowly Kansas next week. Could they beat in store for not necessarily a loss, but a letdown? Or instead, can they keep the mojo with Notre Dame on the horizon in two weeks.

Streak count: Three straight victories over Texas trimming the margin to 59-43-5.

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