OU-Texas: Haltime thoughts, notes and stats
By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com – @anthonyVslater
Oklahoma is up 36-2 on Texas at halftime. Here are some thoughts, notes and stats.
-Just an absolute blowout in Dallas. The first half couldn’t have gone much better for the Sooners.
-Five Oklahoma touchdowns, four Blake Bell rushing scores, two Texas first downs.
-Texas came in with a suspect run defense, having been shredded by Oklahoma State and West Virginia the previous two weeks. They were worse than advertised in the first half. OU ran for 206 yards on 33 carries (6.2 per) and five touchdowns. Damien Williams ran for 145 yards (including a 95-yard scamper) and Blake Bell has four touchdowns.
-UT’s tackling is awful. Has been the entire season.
-One half in and Trey Millard has already put together the best game of his career. He’s got 118 yards from scrimmage (25 rushing, 93 receiving) that included an acrobatic 73-yard screen pass where he hurdled one UT defender and stiff-armed another, all in one motion. OU fans have called for him and they finally got him.
-What a half by the OU defense. Mike Stoops crew came out fired up and completely overwhelmed David Ash and the Longhorn offense. The numbers (65 total yards, three first downs and zero offensive points for Texas) speak for itself. And the inspired performance speaks volumes toward this team’s potential for the rest of this season. They play like this, all of the conference and national title goals remain within reach.
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