Saturday, October 8, 2011
Sooners winning game, losing up front
By David Ubben
DALLAS -- Excluding a year in which the teams had equal rushing yards, the winner of the Red River Rivalry the last 12 years has outrushed the other.
Oklahoma may buck that trend this year after taking a 13-3 lead on the first play of the second quarter.
They've outgained the Longhorns 158-60, but Texas has been more physical in the running game, especially with a pair of speedy runs from Fozzy Whittaker.
Texas has 32 rushing yards to Oklahoma's five, highlighted by Whittaker's 28 yards on three carries.
The passing game, with an experienced quarterback in Landry Jones throwing to a deep receiving corps, is what Oklahoma does best. It's done so and taken control of this game in the first half.
There's still plenty of time for the Sooners to catch up on the ground, but we could see a very different game this year.