Blown out in Big D

Oklahoma running back Kejuan Jones is tackled in the first quarter of the Sooners' 45-12 loss to Texas. Jones and the rest of the OU running backs rushed for just 77 yards on 33 carries. In all, Oklahoma's offense was outgained 444-171 by the Longhorns. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Dallas - The streak is officially over.

After five years of dominance in the Red River Shootout, Oklahoma finally knows what it's felt like to be a Longhorn after Saturday's 45-12 thumping at the hands of Texas in the in the rivalries' 100th game.

To make a long story short, after a controversial pass interference call that erased an Oklahoma interception in the second quarter the Sooners were dominated by the Longhorns. In all, Texas finished with 444 yards of total offense to Oklahoma's 171.

Trailing 14-6 midway through the second quarter, Oklahoma linebacker Zach Latimer intercepted a Vince Young pass and returned it to the Texas 30 yard-line. But the play was overturned because of a questionable pass interference call away from the intended receiver that gave possession back to the 'Horns, who went on to add a field goal later in the drive to take a 17-6 lead.

"I thought the play in the second quarter was really a breaking point for us," said Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops on the pass interference call.

"I am not at all questioning the call, but we thought we had it, then we didn't, then they went down and got a field goal. Thinking we had the ball at the 30, and then not. That was a big swing."

The Longhorns would force OU to put on their next possession after the field goal, and then Young hit receiver Billy Pittman on a 64-yard touchdown pass connection with 17 seconds left in the half to push the lead to 24-6.

"I knew what the play was," said true freshman safety Reggie Smith, who was responsible for giving up the touchdown at the end of the half.

"I rolled over there. I just missed the guy (Billy Pittman) coming out on that wheel. I just stopped for a split second, and he was gone. That was my mistake. I should've been there to make the play."

Texas would add to the lead with another Young to Pittman pass at the 5:26 mark of the third quarter, this time with a 27-yard strike on a fade pattern against one-on-one coverage.

The Longhorns would extend the lead to 38-6 early in the third quarter, when Selvin Young capped a 10-play, 64-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown run with 13:06 left to play and the rout was officially on.

Young, who was held in check on the ground with just 45 yards on 17 carries, wasn't the improved passes he was built up to be barely completing 50 percent of his passes (14-of-27). However, the one's he did complete turned out to be big plays as the Houston native finished with three touchdown tosses and 244 passing yards.

Oklahoma redshirt freshman Rhett Bomar had a tough day completing only 12 of his 32 pass attempts for 94 yards and one touchdown. Bomar's lone touchdown pass came in the fourth quarter on 15-yard touchdown pass to tight end Joe Jon Finley, but it was too little too late.

"It's what we expected," said Bomar, when asked if Texas' defense presented them with anything they weren't prepared for. "We expected them to be good, fast, very athletic, big and everything like that.

"It was just a matter of execution. They're a really good team, a really good defense, and I think they showed that. We didn't play our best game. I think everybody realized that. We just didn't execute very well, and it showed in the end.

OU sophomore running back Adrian Peterson, hampered with a high ankle sprain, finished with just 10 yards on three carries and was only on the field for two carries in the second half.

"Congratulations to Texas, they played an excellent football game," said Stoops, who drops to 5-2 against Texas. "The team, coaches and players really executed well and made big plays. Our compliments go out to them. They are an excellent football team, which we knew coming in, and they showed it again today."

"I'm excited about the win," said Texas head coach Mack Brown, who improved to 3-5 head-to-head vs. Oklahoma.

"You have to give OU credit for that, they have been one of the best programs in the country over the past few years. Oklahoma coach (Bob) Stoops does a great job coaching and they have great players.

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