Following one disappointing performance after another, coach Mack Brown’s Longhorns finally put the type of game together that fans and analysts expect. His Texas team chose the absolute perfect time to do so as well, crushing hated rival Oklahoma, 36-20, to win their first Red River Rivalry game since 2009.
With David Ash on the bench, Case McCoy completed 13-of-21 passes for 190 yards, two touchdown passes and one late pick. Not one, but two Horns running backs broke the 100-yard plateau: Jonathan Grey led the way with 123 yards, but Malcolm Brown was right behind with 120.
More importantly, the oft-maligned Texas defense stepped up under new coordinator Greg Robinson. No Oklahoma players amassed more than a measly 34 yards on the ground, and big man Chris Whaley returned an interception for an always-fantastic fat guy touchdown.
Check out the photo gallery of Texas’ huge win below.
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