Sooners trounce Texas
Dallas, TX – This year, just call it the Red River Rout.
The 106th renewal of the Oklahoma-Texas series was considerably one-sided on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl, as the third-ranked Sooners got three touchdown passes from Landry Jones and a school-record three defensive scores in a 55-17 blowout of the 11th-ranked Longhorns.
Jones completed 31-of-50 passes for 367 yards. Ryan Broyles was his favorite target with nine catches for 122 yards and Jaz Reynolds added six receptions for 92 yards while two of Kenny Stills' five grabs resulted in touchdowns.
Dom Whaley added a 64-yard rushing touchdown for the Sooners (5-0, 2-0 Big 12), who have won each of their five games by at least double digits. Despite the unblemished mark, Oklahoma has fallen in the eyes of the media voters. The Sooners were ranked No. 1 to start the season, but have dropped a spot each of the past two weeks and now sit behind SEC powers LSU and Alabama.
Jones' three TD passes came during a 28-point second quarter that turned a 6-3 Oklahoma lead into a 34-10 halftime cushion. The Sooner defense also picked off two David Ash passes during the dominant stanza, one of which was returned for a touchdown.
Ash split time at quarterback with Case McCoy and neither fared too well. Ash completed 11-of-20 passes for 107 yards with a touchdown, while McCoy connected on 9-of-16 throws for 116 yards. The two were under constant pressure all day from a Sooner defense that compiled eight sacks.
The Longhorns (4-1, 1-1) turned it over five times overall, leading to 31 Oklahoma points. The first Texas touchdown came on a 100-yard kickoff return by Fozzy Whittaker in the second quarter.