No. 20 OU binds slight lead over Texas notwithstanding mistake-filled initial half

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A mistake-filled initial half has resulted in No. 20 Oklahoma out-gaining Texas by 251 yards though heading a ‘Horns usually 14-13 by one half in Dallas.

After entering a deteriorate one of a handful of teams though an interception, Texas snagged dual in a initial quarter. The initial came after Malcolm Roach hit parsimonious end Mark Andrews, forcing a round to ping-pong into a arms of safety Dylan Haines. The Longhorns did not gain on a score, though did obstacle another collect on a subsequent possession when Haines held a far-reaching open pass interjection to one of a many apparent no-calls of a whole season.

Haines’ lapse set up Trent Domingue for a 33-yard margin idea during a 5:21 symbol of a initial quarter.

Continuing a thesis of capitalizing on mistakes, Oklahoma forced a fumble by D’Onta Foreman deep in his possess territory, and 3 plays and 16 yards after Oklahoma had a 7-3 lead.

Texas answered with a usually postulated expostulate of a half, an 8-play, 66-yard impetus capped by a one-yard Foreman run to give Texas a 10-7 corner 39 seconds into a second quarter. True freshman Shane Buechele struggled for many of a half — partly due to inaccuracy, partly exacerbated by bad insurance — and never was that some-more apparent than on a ‘Horns subsequent possession when, after a Joe Mixon fumble, he missed a far-reaching open John Burt that would have staked Texas to a 17-7 lead.

Instead, Oklahoma struck subsequent with a prolonged measure of a own, a 71-yard rainbow — a longest execution OU’s ever had opposite Texas — from Mayfield to Dede Westbrook, putting a Sooners behind in front 14-10 with 4:02 to play in a half.

Texas sealed a half with an 18-play, 64-yard expostulate finale in another Domingue margin idea as time expired.

Oklahoma has gained 281 yards to UT’s 130, led by Samaje Perine‘s 11 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown. Mayfield has connected on 12-of-20 throws for 157 yards with a measure and dual picks.

Buechele has strike usually 9-of-21 passes for 79 yards, and Foreman has been singular to 32 yards on 12 carries.

Texas, it’s value noting, is 0-13 under Charlie Strong when trailing during a half.

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