OU-Texas: Breaking down the matchups
Take a look at these Red River stats.
In two games against Texas, Sam Bradford has completed 49 of 71 passes (69 percent) for 631 yards, with eight TDs and two interceptions.
In three games against OU, Colt McCoy has a 2-1 record. He’s completed 58 of 79 passes (73.4 percent) for 709 yards, with five touchdowns and one interception.
Bradford and McCoy bring their best to Dallas. I would expect the same Sat.
OU’s DeMarco Murray is beginning to hit his stride and was the difference maker in the ’07 Shootout. Chris Brown has proven to be just as good.
Texas is running a five-pronged RB rotation with mixed results.
Getting Ryan Broyles back is a big boost for the Sooners. But how effective will he be? Brandon Caleb has disappeared in big games. Neither Cam Kenney nor Dejuan Miller has been able to pull away from the other for playing time.
Texas’ Jordan Shipley is the best WR in the Big 12. Those around him have been consistently good, too.
Brody Eldridge is a limited threat in the pass game, but he’s a bear of a blocker on OU’s bread-and-butter off-tackle runs. James Hanna and Trent Ratterree are improving.
Does Texas have a tight end left on the roster?
T Trent Williams is a star, but the rest of his cast has been up and down. With G Brian Simmons out, this unit has even more questions.
The Longhorns have their best line in years. C Chris Hall and T Adam Ulatoski are all-conference-caliber players.
OU end Jeremy Beal and tackle GK McCoy are two of college football’s best linemen. T Adrian Taylor and E Auston English aren’t too shabby, either.
Led by Sergio Kindle, the Longhorns are stout up front, too. But not quite as stout.
OU’s Ryan Reynolds, Travis Lewis and Keenan Clayton are seasoned and solid.
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