What They’re Saying: Texas media outlets on the Red River Rivalry
Texas needs a makeover. Or a Mack-over, because too many have to be wondering if the Texas coach who remade Longhorns football and brought it the first national championship in 35 years is the same coach who has to rebuild it back into the powerhouse he so desperately yearns for it to be.
For now, Texas is nothing more than Nebraska in better uniforms. Neither great program seems nationally relevant at the moment.
By the time Texas got its initial first down of the game, OU had built a 27-2 lead and had uncorked a 95-yard touchdown run and a 73-yard catch-and-run play by Sooners fullback Trey Millard. The Sooners got four touchdown runs from backup quarterback Blake Bell, who moonlights as a wrecking ball. Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro accurately said OU “ran the ball down our throats.”
DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Texas had adopted the acronym RISE as a motto for the season. The “S” stands for swagger but defensive back Quandre Diggs said the Longhorns failed to match the attitude that Oklahoma brought.
After posing with the Golden Hat Trophy for a few moments following Oklahoma’s win over Texas, defensive end R.J. Washington had more pressing matters than talking too much about the game.
“I’m ready to find my parents and get some money so I can go out on the midway and get me a corn dog,” Washington said. “I’m kind of hungry, and that victory dog will taste great.”
It was the third time that OU coach Bob Stoops had beaten Mack Brown by at least 42 points. It ranked as the fifth-largest margin of victory in the 107-game history of the series.
THE DAILY TEXAN (Texas’ student newspaper)
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