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11:00 am October 10th, 2015

Cotton Bowl, Dallas

Texas 24, Oklahoma 17: Horns have plenty to tweet about now

DALLAS — Given the craziness of the past week, it seemed appropriate that Texas quarterback Jerrod Heard took a long, hard look at his phone before answering reporters’ questions. “I’m trying so hard not to get on Twitter right now,” Heard said with a laugh. The Longhorns had plenty to smile, shout and tweet about Saturday at the Cotton Bowl. Texas took out a season’s worth of frustration by punching 10th-ranked Oklahoma square in the mouth and securing an electric 24-17 win that should reinvigorate the burnt-orange faithful. Granted, Texas is still only 2-4 overall heading into its off week, but the pressure released against OU (4-1, 1-1) was immense. The Horns piled up 313 yards rushing, six sacks and forced the Sooners to go 3 of 12 on third down conversions. “All in all, they kicked us,” OU coach Bob Stoops said. How about … Read more

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Sunday

October 11

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Texas 24, Oklahoma 17: Five key plays

There were 135 snaps taken in Texas’ 24-17 win over Oklahoma on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference. 1. Double debut Freshmen Kirk Johnson and DeShon Elliott did not play in the first five games, and the decision to remove their redshirts was validated on the kickoff after Texas went up … Read More

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Malik Jefferson named national player of the week

Freshman linebacker Malik Jefferson has been named Walter Camp National FBS defensive player of the week after recording two sacks in Texas’ 24-17 upset win over Oklahoma. Jefferson is the seventh Texas player to win player of the week since 2004, and the first ever defensive honoree. Jefferson had one … Read More

Saturday

October 10

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Soft-spoken D’Onta Foreman rumbles over Oklahoma

DALLAS — Soft-spoken D’Onta Foreman was just as angry as his Texas teammates about the team’s 1-4 start. Turns out this was a terrible time for Foreman to face No. 10 Oklahoma. “When I was in high school, they didn’t offer me (a scholarship),” Foreman said. “They offered my brother. Read More

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Texas rides Swoopes — its 18 Wheeler — to upset win over Oklahoma

DALLAS — For most of his life, Texas’ 18 Wheeler has parked at the State Fair and climbed out for an afternoon of fun. That is the setting of many of Tyrone Swoopes’ fond childhood memories. And also two of his better games as a Longhorn, … Read More

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Notebook: Norvell relishes win over the Sooners

DALLAS — During the buildup to the Red River Showdown, Texas play-caller Jay Norvell downplayed his wanting to stick it to the school that had fired him in the offseason. After Saturday’s 24-17 win, he let loose just a little bit. Was it gratifying, … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ defense dished up some Sooner Surprise

DALLAS — Turns out they weren’t serving deep-fried Charlie Strong at the State Fair after all. Instead, it was the Texas defense dishing up some Sooner Surprise on Saturday. The defense shut Oklahoma down and delivered some feel-good football to a win-starved fan base that spent the past week in the … Read More

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Texas 24, Oklahoma 17: Horns have plenty to tweet about now

DALLAS — Given the craziness of the past week, it seemed appropriate that Texas quarterback Jerrod Heard took a long, hard look at his phone before answering reporters’ questions. “I’m trying so hard not to get on Twitter right now,” Heard said with a laugh. The Longhorns had plenty to … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Huge win, but much work for Strong before he sleeps easily

DALLAS — Charlie Strong couldn’t sleep. He awoke for no reason at 3:30 in the morning on Saturday, his mind racing. “I was wide awake,” he said. So he arose from bed. He broke a sweat on the hotel treadmill, then went for a brisk five-mile jog on the grounds before … Read More

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Bests and Worsts from Texas vs. Oklahoma

Best start A riled-up Longhorns defense came out strong to open the game, holding OU to one first down in its first two series, that by a pass interference penalty. Worst series Texas had been making OU work for every yard it got, but Sterling Shepard beat Texas … Read More

Texas vs. Oklahoma: Horns up, Horns down

HORNS UP The Longhorns brought the fight with them after suffering one of the most embarrassing losses in school history. They won the battle up front on both lines and and handed the nation’s 10th-ranked team its first loss. This was a season saver. Backup quarterback Tyrone Swoopes scored a … Read More

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Texas 24, Oklahoma 17: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER Texas 14, Oklahoma 0 — After going away for a week, the Tyrone Swoopes Package made its return and had a big impact. Swoopes ran three straight times, starting on third-and-1 and ending with a 3-yard TD. Oklahoma’s offensive line was the liability it was advertised to … Read More

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Texas vs. Oklahoma: Third and Longhorns

WHY TEXAS (2-4, 1-2) WON: Because this is a rivalry game, and in rivalry games, it doesn’t matter whether you’re 4-0 or 1-4. Because the Longhorns showed up to play and gave great effort in all three phases of the game — just like Charlie Strong told us last Monday … Read More

Texas 24, Oklahoma 17: Kris Boyd and the right kind of social

Texas freshman Kris Boyd was in hot water last week after retweeting during halftime of Texas’ 50-7 loss to TCU. A week later, and a big win over Oklahoma later, Boyd was back on social media with a message to Texas fans. How about … Read More

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Charlie Strong gets the Golden Hat

After his team defeated Oklahoma 24-17 on Saturday following a week of turmoil, Texas coach Charlie Strong was given the famed Golden Hat at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. That photo on the left is mesmerizing. pic.twitter.com/EWpATxOH3K — Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) October 10, … Read More

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Texas-Oklahoma: Our four pregame questions — answered

On Saturday morning, we asked four questions about the Texas-Oklahoma matchup. Here’s how they played out: DID BOB STOOPS SHOW MERCY ON TEXAS AND CHARLIE STRONG? Did it matter? The bigger question is whether Strong showed mercy on Stoops and Oklahoma. Perhaps so, at least at the end when Texas … Read More