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Red River Rivalry Letdown: Landry Jones Leads Oklahoma In Blowout Over Texas, 55-17

Oklahoma broke the Red Rivalry open in the second quarter, outscoring the Texas 28-7 during that frame en route to a 55-17 win. Quarterback Landry Jones paced the Sooners with 3 touchdown passes and no interceptions.

Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones had his way at the Cotton Bowl against Texas.
Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones had his way at the Cotton Bowl against Texas.

Oklahoma Quarterback Landry Jones looked Heisman-like, as the Sooners exposed a Texas team with two young quarterbacks and kept the Golden Hat Trophy. Jones tossed 3 touchdown passes with no interceptions. Nine of his completions (and one of the touchdowns) were to senior standout Ryan Broyles. Walk-on running back Dominique Whaley added some balance with 83 yards on 13 carries, including a 64-yard touchdown dash in the third quarter. 

Oklahoma only led 6-3 after one quarter but broke the game open in the second quarter by outscoring the Longhorns 28-7, including all three of Jones' touchdown passes. Demontre Hurst provided a 55-yard interception return--one of three touchdowns for Oklahoma's defense on the day--off of a David Ash pass. Ash, a Texas freshman, shared time with Case McCoy. Both young quarterbacks turned the ball over twice. The game's back breaker may have been a Kenny Stills' touchdown catch from Jones with 31 seconds left in the first half. 

Texas did move the ball throughout the game, earning as many first downs as Oklahoma did, but the Longhorns really struggled to establish anything on the ground. They finished with only 36 yards rushing on the day. 

Head coach Bob Stoops improved to 8-5 against Texas during his Oklahoma tenure. "It was a great day," he said, stating the obvious. 

Oklahoma plays at Kansas next Saturday, while Texas hosts Oklahoma State.