This comes against a Texas offensive unit that entered the Red River Rivalry sixth in the country in scoring offense. The Longhorns had busted 11 offensive plays for 40 or more yards before Saturday.
Texas did score on a late 44-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Case McCoy to Mike Davis, but it came with under five minutes left in the game and the Longhorns losing 56-8.
In a conference with so much offense and — seemingly — so little defense, what have the Sooners done to buck the trend?
“I'm excited about the way we're playing and I want to keep it up,” said junior middle linebacker Tom Wort. “The confidence and swagger we had going into today, we need that every game. If we have that confidence coupled with the way we prepared the last two weeks, I don't think we'll be giving up too many points.”
Junior center Gabe Ikard, on fullback Trey Millard's big Red River game:
“People are always begging for him to get the ball, and lo and behold, we gave him the ball.”