Texas Longhorns hold off No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners

No. 10 Oklahoma loses its first game of the season to rival Texas

DALLAS – Records usually mean nothing in a rivalry game, and on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl, they certainly didn’t mean anything.

Off to its worst start in more than 40 years, Texas pulled off a major upset of No. 10 Oklahoma, which came in as a three-score favorite. The Sooners’ rushing attack was bottled up, and they had no answer for the Longhorns’ rushing attack, falling 24-17 to lose their first game of the season.

Oklahoma (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) staged a late rally, trading scores in the fourth quarter. It was stopped on its final drive with 3:40 remaining before punting to Texas for the seventh and final time

The Sooners had won four of the last five in the series, but for the second time in three years, they came out flat and were upset by an underwhelming Texas team. It was the third straight season that the Sooners have posted a disappointing performance against the Longhorns.

The Sooners gained only 67 rushing yards after Texas had allowed at least 100 yards every game and 200 yards in four games this season.

Texas, which rushed for 368 yards, ran 69 plays but threw only 12 passes all game. Missed tackles by Oklahoma made for a very long day. 

Quarterback Baker Mayfield finish 20-for-28 for 211 yards but was sacked six times. 

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