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Coach V’s Grades: Texas-OU

We still have a long way to go before we become the offense we have a chance to be. We only had one drop but we had one interception and one fumble to offset the good receiving day. We found openings in their secondary but nine poor throws hurt the cause. We had a few hurries/sacks allowed but several were the result of five happy feet in the pocket errors by QB1. We only had two false start penalties so we reduced those drive killing errors but we also had double figures in missed blocks that slowed us down. We had great tempo at times but we still need to understand whether we are taking advantage of the opponent or are we rushing ourselves into a mistake mph's.
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No. 20 Sooners Outshoot Texas, 45-40

DALLAS -- In Year 3 of the Strong Era, wins and progress were a must. After Oklahoma racked up 672 yards of offense in typical Red River Shootout fashion, both are hard to come by. Sooners' QB Baker Mayfield threw for almost 400 yards and three scores, and Dede Westbrook broke the OU receiving record - 232 yards on 10 catches - to help Oklahoma overtake UT, 42-34 at the Cotton Bowl at the State Fair of Texas on Saturday.
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Inside the Gameplan: Winning the RRS – Part I

This is now the fourth consecutive season that Texas has entered the Red River Shootout in a state of program-wide chaos. In 2013 everyone was in a panic after blowout defeats against BYU and Ole Miss that included losing Manny Diaz and David Ash for the season. Considering that Texas had lost the previous season’s match-up with the Sooners 63-21, it looked like this game was going to be the final nail in Mack Brown’s coffin. Instead the Longhorns played like it was the only game that had ever mattered in a 36-20 thumping.