OU football: Sooners lose error-filled game to Texas, 36-20

Case McCoy threw two touchdowns, defensive tackle Chris Whaley returned an interception 31 yards for a score and Texas beat 12th-ranked Oklahoma 36-20 Saturday.
by Jenni Carlson Modified: October 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm •  Published: October 12, 2013


photo - UT's Chris Whaley (96) celebrates his touchdown on an interception return during the Red River Rivalry college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Texas Longhorns (UT) at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
UT's Chris Whaley (96) celebrates his touchdown on an interception return during the Red River Rivalry college football game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the University of Texas Longhorns (UT) at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

DALLAS -- Gabe Ikard sat on the Oklahoma bench as Texas players spilled onto the Cotton Bowl turf.

They celebrated.

He sat.

Finally, the Sooner center lifted himself off the metal seat and began an unfamiliar walk out of this stadium, of which the OU half was nearly empty at game’s end. Never before had Ikard, or any other current Sooner senior, lost in the Red River Rivalry.

That changed Saturday.

Texas 36, OU 20.

“We knew they were a very talented team and that if we weren’t at our best they could beat us,” Ikard said. “Today, they just outplayed us. We didn’t play well in any facet of the game.

“It’s just very disappointing with the way we played.”

Only four Sooner classes have gone undefeated against the Longhorns since freshmen became eligible in 1972. These seniors were trying to join a small, elite group that included the likes of the ’75 and the ’88 seniors.

But an error-filled afternoon ended OU’s three-game winning streak in this rivalry.

by Jenni Carlson
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Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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