TEXAS 24 ... OKLAHOMA 17
Just when everyone wondered if this team was coming apart, it played its most complete game.
As a team.
Everyone came through - from the sacks by Hassan Ridgeway, Poona Ford (1.5), Malik Jefferson (2), Paul Boyette and Naashon Hughes (.5)
To a clean game on special teams - FINALLY
There was big play-making from Jerrod Heard, including a gutsy third-down run for the critical first down that ran out the clock.
The offensive line - with Tristan Nickelson playing most of the time in place of injured starter Kent Perkins (knee) - allowed Texas to run 58 times for 313 yards.
Maybe Jay Norvell learned from last week's failed gameplan at TCU (coming out passing on six of the Horns' first 8 plays), that this team has to run the ball and use play-action in the passing game.
And that's exactly what Texas did when the Swoopes-there-it-is package came into the game on third-and-goal from the 2. Tyrone Swoopes faked the run and threw a little Tim Tebow style jump pass for a 2-yard TD to TE Caleb Bluiett for what turned out to be the game-winning points.
The complete effort gave Charlie Strong the signature win he'd been lacking.
And let me repeat that Texas ran for 313 yards on Oklahoma today.
It doesn't get any better than that for the Longhorns.
Total physical domination.
The players started running all over the field as soon as the game ended.
Jerrod Heard took off his helmet and ran over to Texas fans and started going down the line, giving everyone high fives.
As so many Texas players have said in the past - there is nothing like beating Oklahoma. Nothing.
Let the celebration begin!!!