DALLAS, Texas - The domination continues.
Oklahoma's offense racked up a season-best 556 yards and the Sooner defense forced six turnovers as top-ranked OU won their fourth straight win over Texas with a 65-13 thrashing at the Cotton Bowl Saturday in Dallas.
Senior cornerback and Austin, Texas native Derrick Strait got the Sooners started with an interception on the Longhorns' first possession, and the rest is history.
"Our defense is pretty good," said OU Head Coach Bob Stoops. "Week in and week out we work on forcing turnovers, so why would we not want to come in here today and not want to force turnovers against Texas? We expected to play really well today."
'We started the game with two interceptions in the first three series which is something we haven't done all year," said Texas Head Coach Mack Brown, who is now 1-4 vs Stoops. We have to credit the Oklahoma defense. Oklahoma is a great football team, and they are very well coached. We can't do the things we did and expect to win. Our guys tried and they were ready for this game, but we just didn't play very well. Our team wouldn't have played as poorly as they did today if I had done my job."
Heisman contender and OU quarterback Jason White threw four touchdowns and junior receiver Mark Clayton set an OU single-game and Texas series record with 190 receiving yards in the win.
White, who completed his first eight passes as the Sooners jumped out to a 37-13 halftime lead, finished with 291 passing yards and four touchdown passes.
"They gave us a lot of man coverage, and we have worked hard all week to get open against that defense," said White. "It paid off today. The offensive line did a great job up front and gave me all the time in the world. The coaches got us ready for every situation. They got us prepared for the game, and we executed our game plan."
"This is never an easy game to coach," said Stoops. "We created some very big plays today and the guys really stepped it up. I would like to compliment the players who competed today, as I am proud of their character and the way they prepared this past week. I am also proud of our coaching staff. They do an incredible job helping our guys prepare. Additionally, I would like to compliment Texas. I think that Coach (Mack) Brown and his staff always do an excellent job and we have a lot of respect for them."
With the win the Sooners also improved their winning streak to eight games and are now 64-6 when ranked No. 1 in the country.
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