Oklahoma threatening to embarrass Texas
October, 8, 2011
By David Ubben | ESPNDallas.com
DALLAS -- Give up a 3rd-and-25 while trailing by 10, and chances are it won't be a fun day.
But convert it?
That's what Oklahoma did on a gorgeous pass down the sideline from Landry Jones to Jaz Reynolds. Kenny Stills put the Sooners in the unfavorable spot with a touchdown catch that was wiped off the board with an offensive pass interference call.
More impressive was Jones' ability to make the throw with a defender on the way to plant him in the Cotton Bowl turf. Jones took the hit and completed the pass.
Oklahoma finished the drive with a five-yard touchdown pass to Broyles for a 20-3 lead early in the second quarter.
Texas isn't showing a ton of fight early and Red River first-timers David Ash and Case McCoy have a turnover apiece, which neither had done so far this season.
McCoy fumbled on the opening drive to set up Oklahoma's second field goal, and Ash threw an interception to Tony Jefferson to set up Broyles' score.
Jefferson, who intercepted three passes last week, now has the most in the Big 12, with four.
Not an ideal situation for a young Texas team now sitting in its toughest spot of the year and with two quarterbacks who had thrown 57 career passes entering today's game.
They'll have to try to rally, but it's easy to see so far in this one: The odds and momentum heavily favor the Sooners thus far.