Sooners QB Trevor Knight didn’t even need his best game to beat the struggling Longhorns.
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The Oklahoma Sooners topped the Texas Longhorns 31-26 despite minimal offensive production.
The Sooners recorded only 232 total yards of offense while giving up over 400 – they were outgained by over 200 yards in the first half – becoming the first team this season to beat an opponent despite trailing by 200 yards in a half. The Sooners were also held to only 1 of 11 on third down conversions and punted 9 times.
The Texas Longhorns outgained the Sooners in nearly every statistical category except points and TDs, falling to 2-4 – their worst starting record in decades. The Longhorns had only one turnover the entire day – but it was an interception on QB Tyrone Swoops that Zack Sanchez returned for a TD to give the Sooners a 17-3 lead in the 2nd quarter.The difference for the Longhorns, perhaps, were the penalties – Texas was penalized 11 times for 85 yards while Oklahoma was flagged only 3 times for 20.
With the win, Oklahoma moves to 5-1 and will face the Kansas State Wildcats next week.