The Oklahoma Sooners might be in big trouble. They were defeated by the Texas Longhorns in the Red River Showdown in 2022.
The 49-point setback comes a week after the Sooners were defeated by the TCU Horned Frogs by a score of 30. Oklahoma is presently 3-3 after beginning 3-0, and each of its losses has resulted in a 40-point setback.
In the history of this rivalry, the Sooners have often won largely in Dallas. Since 2000, they’ve scored 60 points or more three times versus Texas. But it was all Longhorns on Saturday.
Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers, who had not played since being hurt against Alabama in Week 2, made a strong comeback. He completed 289 passes for 289 yards and four touchdowns.
Ayo somebody tell Brent Venables to pass the joystick….this ain’t it— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) October 8, 2022
I never in my life saw OU play so bad— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) October 8, 2022
Here are the key stats from the OU-Texas game:
49: This is the most points the Longhorns have scored in the series. It is also Texas’ greatest victory margin versus Oklahoma. The previous best was 33 points, which was achieved in 1941 and 2005.
Oklahoma has now lost consecutive games by 30 points or more for the first time in program history, after falling 55-24 last week and 49-0 this week. This was Oklahoma’s 24th loss by 30 points or more.
311: Oklahoma was last shut out on November 7, 1998. Oklahoma had gone 311 games without being held scoreless until Saturday’s setback. Texas last defeated Oklahoma in 1965.
Oklahoma has scored an offensive touchdown in 167 consecutive games. That was the longest current streak in college football. It’s a big cry from OU’s past offensive juggernaut status. In the last six years, the Sooners have produced two Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks.
1945: The Demise Saturday’s shutout loss is officially the worst in OU history. It replaces a 47-0 defeat to Oklahoma State in 1945.
Texas’ offense totaled 595 yards against a dismal OU defense, while Texas’ defense limited the Sooners to 195 yards.
Bijan Robinson, the Longhorns’ standout rushing back, has racked up 267 yards and three touchdowns in the previous two seasons. He had 130 pounds on Saturday and plenty of space to run.
Bijan Robinson, the Longhorns’ standout rushing back, has racked up 267 yards and three touchdowns in the previous two seasons. He had 130 pounds on Saturday and plenty of space to run. 86 of the 130 yards came before contact.
The Sooners put minimal pressure on Ewers. Only nine of his 33 dropbacks were pressured. He completed 7 of 8 throws for 67 yards and a touchdown against pressure. Ewers was able to throw downfield despite having plenty of time to do so.
Ewers completed 9-of-14 throws of 10 yards or more downfield for 168 yards and three touchdowns. This is tied for the sixth-most such completions in a game by a Texas quarterback in the previous ten seasons.
Texas’ defense was exceptional in 2014. It was the first time OU has been kept under 250 total yards since 2014. The Sooners completed nine passes for 39 yards. They had 32 at halftime, the fewest since 2014. That was also the season before Lincoln Riley was hired to coach the OU offense. Saturday, the Longhorns had three sacks and two passes intercepted.
3-3: This is Oklahoma’s lowest six-game record since 2009. The Sooners’ three-game losing run is their longest since 1998. The Sooners would eventually lose five straight games that season, which also happened to be the last time OU finished below.500.
Has Texas ever shut out Oklahoma in football?
Dallas, Texas, on August 8, 2022. In the first meeting between the Red River foes since 1998, Quinn Ewers passed for 289 yards and four touchdowns in his return to the Texas lineup, and the Longhorns gave Oklahoma its worst lopsided shutout loss ever, 49-0 on Saturday.
Who is favored to win the Red River Rivalry?
The Longhorns are 8.5-point favorites in the latest Texas vs. Oklahoma odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with a total points scored over/under of 64.5.
Who is UT’s biggest rival?
The Oklahoma Sooners Texas A&M was formerly a larger adversary, but now that Oklahoma is one of the nation’s most successful teams, the Red River Rivalry is one of the biggest rivalry games in sports.
How many times has Texas beaten Oklahoma?
Statistics Meetings number 118 in total. Texas holds a 63-50-5 advantage (.555)
The most significant win
Oklahoma wins 65-13. (2003)
Texas has an eight-game winning streak (1940–1947, 1958–1965)
When was the last time Texas beat OU?
In the most recent game, Texas defeated Oklahoma 49-0, the highest margin of victory in series history. Texas defeated Oklahoma for the first time since 1965. In the 2021 meeting, the Sooners recovered from a 21-point deficit to defeat the Longhorns, 55-48.
Five lessons from the Longhorns’ blowout of the Sooners in the Red River Rivalry
DALLAS — Dillon Gabriel was just going through the motions.
Gabriel, the OU quarterback who had been knocked out against TCU a week before, stepped out for warmups and tossed the ball down the field in the Cotton Bowl.
The disguise, though, couldn’t stay long.
The Sooners’ starting quarterback was Davis Beville, but their most efficient offense was led by running tight end Brayden Willis as the Wildcat quarterback.
But it wasn’t quite enough, as Texas blasted the Sooners 49-0 to end OU’s four-game winning run in the series.
Sooners punter Michael Turk had the best passer rating, completing a 3-yard throw on a fake field goal in the first quarter.
Following Beville’s problems after taking over for Gabriel last week, offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby was forced to be inventive offensively in order to generate some momentum.
He started doing it on the Sooners’ second drive when Willis started lined up at quarterback.
With the Sooners behind 7-0 at the time, Willis and Jalil Farooq teamed to make the Wildcat work, and the Sooners picked up a pair of fourth-down conversions on the drive, the second on Turk’s pass.
They were stopped on the third fourth down, and Texas drove 92 yards to take a 14-0 lead.
Beville completed 6 of 12 passes for 38 yards and an interception.
The Sooners’ quarterbacks included Willis, Farooq, Gray, and Marcus Major.
The Sooners totaled 195 yards, their fewest since getting 171 against the Longhorns in 2005.
OU football’s defensive problems persist.
Coach Brent Venables and defensive coordinator Ted Roof made some adjustments.
The most noticeable came on defense, as they put cornerback Woodi Washington at safety to replace Billy Bowman, who was injured and missed the game.
It didn’t matter, though.
The defensive front, which was mostly employing the three-man approach that has become the standard of late, couldn’t get any push.
Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers, making his return from an injury suffered against Alabama on Sept. 10, wasn’t great, but he didn’t have to be.
Ewers missed a lot of throws, but he also hit a lot of them.
In the first half, he passed for 211 yards and completed 21 of 31 for 289 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception.
Even when the Sooners were in position, their tackling was frequently subpar.
Texas ended with 585 yards overall.
Texas cornerback D’Shawn Jamison drew the long straw and had himself a day, but he may have wanted to get a run in later to get a full workout in.
Jamison intercepted a ball sent up the field by Davis Beville in the closing minute of the first half.
However, when the Sooners switched to the Wildcat offense, Beville was frequently on the field. Beville didn’t do anything to serve as a decoy, but it held Jamison at bay because he frequently lingered near Beville and rarely had to break into a jog there.
Texas cornerback D’Shawn Jamison drew the short draw and had himself a day, but he may have wanted to get a run in later to get a full workout in.
Jamison intercepted a ball from Davis Beville in the closing minute of the first half.
When the Sooners switched to the Wildcat offense, Beville was frequently on the field. Beville didn’t do anything to serve as a decoy, but it kept Jamison out of the picture since he frequently lingered around Beville and seldom had to break into a jog there.
Nick Evers is given a chance — late.
Freshman Nick Evers, listed as the Sooners’ co-No. 3 quarterbacks behind General Booty, made his college debut at the conclusion of the game.
Evers completed two handoffs to Jovantae Barnes before throwing an incompletion on a short route before the Sooners punted.
Evers passed the ball to Barnes three times before time expired on the next drive.
Evers, a dual threat, was a late addition to the Sooners’ class.
Earlier this week, OU coach Brent Venables lauded Evers’ recent progress.
Evers may be the best long-term option behind Gabriel, but it was evident Venables and Jeff Lebby weren’t ready to commit to Evers seeing major snaps — especially in a situation like this.