Oklahoma Football, Fans couldn’t have asked for more than such an exciting, thrilling win by Oklahama Sooners over Texas.
Facing a 14-0 deficit less than two minutes into the 2021 Red River Showdown, the No. 6-ranked Oklahoma Sooners turned to a true freshman quarterback to complete the unlikeliest of comebacks against the No. 21 Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday afternoon in a 55-48 win.
Everything that could go wrong seemingly went wrong for OU in the first half, but they outscored the Longhorns 35-10 in the second half to stay unbeaten and retain the Golden Hat.
Running back Kennedy Brooks took a direct snap with 10 second left and took the ball 33 yards to the house to seal the unlikely OU-Texas victory.
That was one thrilling ride. Much like the Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas, this game had so many ups and downs, twists and turns, that it left your body tense and your head aching from the ride.
Caleb Williams stays unbeaten on the year
The Oklahoma Sooners came back from a 38-17 first-half deficit to outscore the Texas Longhorns 38-10 in the second half to complete the improbable comeback. This game will go down as one of the best in the history of the rivalry.
As we continue to go over some of the great moments from the Sooners 55-48 win over the Texas Longhorns, here are 7 takeaways from Oklahoma’s win in the Red River Showdown that will live on as an instant classic.
When Caleb Williams was inserted into the lineup for good, the Oklahoma Sooners were down 35-17 with under eight minutes to go in the second quarter.
From the midway point of the second quarter, Caleb Williams and the Oklahoma Sooners outscored the Texas Longhorns 38-13 to win a thrilling contest that could very well go down as one of the best in the 117 game history of the Red River Rivalry.
Williams was poised and in control throughout his nearly two and a half quarters of play, providing a dynamic that the Texas Longhorns certainly weren’t ready for.
Not only was he dynamic as a runner, but his arm strength also jumped off the screen as he hit Marvin Mims down the field a couple of times to help get the Sooners back into the game. On the touchdown throw to Mims, Williams was moving forward, throwing on the run and launched it 55 yards in the air without much difficulty.