“Those are always difference-makers in this game,” Sooner coach Bob Stoops said of mistakes that result in touchdowns.
Making matters worse for the Sooners, the offense converted only 2 of 13 times on third down, while the defense allowed Texas to go 13 of 20.
Now, after three consecutive seasons where the Sooners have used a win in this game as a springboard, they are faced with what comes next. They didn’t just lose; they got completely outplayed by an opponent that has struggled so much that Mack Brown is expected to lose his job at season’s end.
“The Big 12, we can still win,” said fullback Trey Milliard, another senior who missed out on an undefeated career vs. Texas. “We had one loss last year in the Big 12; we got a co-championship. It’s still out there for us. We just have to go out and do our job the rest of the season.”