Red River routs: A look at the four recent blowouts in the OU-Texas series

Since Bob Stoops took over in 1999, Oklahoma has blown out Texas four times, including each of the last two seasons. Here's a look at each of the blowouts and how they went down.
by Ryan Aber Published: October 10, 2013
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Star of the game: Jones. He completed 31 of his 50 passes for 367 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Jones' favorite target was Ryan Broyles, who had nine catches for 122 yards and a touchdown.

2003

Oklahoma 65, Texas 13

How the blowout happened: The Sooners forced six Texas turnovers — three interceptions and three fumbles. Both first-quarter interceptions, one each from Chance Mock and Vince Young, led to OU touchdowns. Six different players scored for the Sooners, with only Renaldo Works scored more than one touchdown. Jason White was also very efficient, completing 17 of his 21 passes for 290 yards and four touchdowns.

When it got out of hand: In the second quarter, when Trey DiCarlo kicked three field goals, Jonathan Jackson returned an interception for a score and Will Peoples caught a touchdown pass from Jason White to turn a 14-7 game into a 37-13 blowout by halftime.

Star of the game: Mark Clayton. Clayton had a school-record 190 yards receiving on just eight catches, scoring one touchdown. Works also had a big game, with 112 yards on 15 carries, including a 54-yard touchdown run in the third.

2000

Oklahoma 63, Texas 14

How the blowout happened: The Sooners scored touchdowns on each of their first five possessions, piling up 534 total yards, with 245 rushing yards and 275 passing yards for Josh Heupel, who is now the Sooners' co-offensive coordinator. Defensively, the Sooners were just as impressive, holding the Longhorns to just 154 total yards, including minus-7 rushing. The Sooners forced three turnovers by Texas.

When it got out of hand: It didn't take long. Quentin Griffin scored on a four-yard run 2:20 into the second quarter — his third touchdown of the day and second of the quarter — to go up 28-0. Just more than a minute later, Rocky Calmus took an interception back 41 yards for a touchdown and the rout that announced the Sooners as being back among the nation's top programs was on.

Star of the game: Quentin Griffin. Griffin didn't even top 100 yards rushing, going for 87, but he scored six times. None of Griffin's touchdowns came from longer than eight yards out. Griffin's touchdown total broke a 32-year-old school record set by Stebe Owens.

by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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