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It was over nearly as soon as it began. Behind 677 yards of offense, the Sooners rolled over Texas in the Red River Shootout.
SB Nation Oklahoma blog Crimson and Cream Machine summarized the Sooners' 63-21 rout of rival Texas Saturday very well.
There are no "advanced metric" numbers that will make Texas fans feel any better about what their Longhorns experienced at the hands of the Sooners on Saturday in the Cotton Bowl. The Longhorns were beaten fundamentally by an Oklahoma team that was better prepared and able to execute on both sides of the ball. They were beaten numerically in every aspect of the game, including the scoreboard, in one of the most spastically lopsided affairs in the history of this storied rivalry.
For whatever advanced statistics will show, the basic ones were particularly shocking. The Sooner had 677 total yards in the game, and held a 314-12 advantage in the second quarter. Oklahoma running back Damien Williams had the longest run in the history of the Red River Shootout, hauling 95 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.
Any offense that racks up 677 yards and eight touchdowns had a pretty decent game. Crimson and Cream lays credit on the offensive and defensive game plans, something that seems to be becoming a trend for the Sooners.
For the second week in a row Oklahoma offensive coordinator Josh Heupel called a seemingly perfect game plan, leaving more than just a glimmer of hope that he is coming into the job. The adjustments that (defensive coordinator) Mike Stoops made with the defense should trouble Texas fans at how simple it was to remove the Longhorn offense as a factor.
In fact, coaching is becoming very much one-sided in this rivalry, according to Crimson and Cream.
...Bob Stoops walked off the field with a 9-5 career record against Mack Brown which all but ends the argument regarding who was the better of the two coaches. Texas fans know it as well. As they sit and listen to Brown attempt to explain his fourth blowout loss and, second consecutive, the reality sits in that of all of the mismatches on the field today, the greatest one was between the two coaches on the sidelines.