The Oklahoma Sooners may be in serious trouble. In the Red River Showdown of 2022, the Texas Longhorns annihilated them. A week prior to the 49-point defeat, the Sooners’ loss to the TCU Horned Frogs was by a score of 30. After starting 3-0, Oklahoma is currently 3-3 and has conceded 40 or more points in each of its losses.
The Sooners have typically dominated in Dallas over the history of this rivalry. Since 2000, they have defeated Texas three times with scores of 60 or higher. On Saturday, however, the Longhorns predominated. Quinn Ewers, the quarterback for Texas, had not played since suffering an injury against Alabama in Week 2. He made a strong comeback. He made a throw. He completed 289 passes for 4 touchdowns.
Rival athletes from OU were also quick to join in. Here are some key statistics from the OU-Texas game: 49 The Longhorns scored 49 points, which is the most in the series. Additionally, Texas defeated Oklahoma by its greatest margin to date. 33 points, achieved in 1941 and 2005, were the previous high. 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 defeat by 30 or more.
November 7, 1998, marked the last time Oklahoma was shut out. Oklahoma lost on Saturday after winning 311 straight games. The harm The OU’s most dreadful shutout loss occurred on Saturday. It replaces a defeat by Oklahoma State 47-0 in 1945. Texas’ defense limited the Sooners to only 195 yards while Texas’ offense piled up 595 total yards against an appalling OU defense. Bijan Robinson, the star rushing back for the Longhorns, has amassed 267 yards and three touchdowns in the previous two seasons by tearing through Oklahoma.
He had room to run because he had 130 pounds on Saturday. 86 of those 130 yards were gained before contact. The Sooners didn’t put any pressure on Ewers. On just nine of his 33 dropbacks did he face pressure? In spite of pressure, he completed 7 of his 8 throws for 67 yards and a touchdown. Having plenty of time to spare