NCAA Game Summary - Texas vs. Oklahoma |
(Saturday, October 9th)
Final Score: (2) Oklahoma 12, (5) Texas 0
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Freshman Adrian Peterson rushed for a season-
high 225 yards and Kejuan Jones scored the game's only touchdown, as second-
ranked Oklahoma blanked No. 5 Texas, 12-0, in the Red River Shootout at the
Peterson carried the ball 32 times, while Jones finished with 63 yards on
15 attempts. Jason White completed 14-of-26 passes for 113 yards, but was
intercepted twice for the Sooners (5-0, 2-0 Big 12).
"I was looking forward to this game," Peterson said. "It was a really good
experience for me."
Trey DiCarlo kicked a pair of field goals for Oklahoma, which has won the last
five meetings between the two schools.
Cedric Benson, who entered the game as the nation's leading rusher, gained 92
yards on the ground on 23 carries for the Longhorns (4-1, 1-1), who were shut
out for the first time since suffering a 16-0 setback to Baylor on November
22, 1980. Benson also caught three passes for 33 yards.
Texas quarterback Vince Young was just 8-of-23 for 86 yards and was sacked
three times. Young also scrambled for 54 yards on 16 tries.
On Oklahoma's first possession of the game, White was picked off by Michael
Huff, who returned the ball 13 yards to the Texas 44-yard line. However, the
Longhorns were unable to take advantage and punted the ball back to the
Texas forced another turnover early in the second quarter, as Derrick Johnson
popped the ball out of White's hand while the quarterback was scrambling and
Texas recovered it at the Oklahoma 33-yard line.
However, on the ensuing possession, Young fumbled on a rush up the middle
after being hit by linebacker Rufus Alexander and Clint Ingram recovered the
loose ball for the Sooners at their own 14-yard line.
After an exchange of punts, Oklahoma took over at its own 12-yard line and
proceeded to march 83 yards to the Texas five. On 4th-and-goal, DiCarlo was
called upon to kick a field goal and he split the uprights from 22 yards away
to give the Sooners a 3-0 advantage with nine seconds left in the first half.
Peterson accounted for 71 yards on nine carries during the 15-play drive.
Texas was unable to move the ball on the initial drive of the second half and
punted to Oklahoma. The Sooners then began the ensuing series at their own 44-
yard line and drove into field goal range, where DiCarlo booted a 26-yarder to
make it 6-0 with just over nine minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Later in the period, Ingram forced a fumble from Benson and the Sooners'
Brodney Pool recovered the ball at the Texas 24-yard line with 2:43 left in
However, three plays later, White was intercepted by Johnson, who caught the
deflected pass and returned it 18 yards to the Longhorns' 25-yard line.
Replays appeared to indicate the ball hit the ground and Oklahoma should have
Texas then marched to the Oklahoma 32-yard line and faced a 3rd-and-6. Young
went back to pass and was sacked for an eight-yard loss by Chijioke
Onyenegecha, forcing another punt.
The Sooners then marched 80 yards for a touchdown to increase the advantage to
12-0 with 8:07 remaining in the fourth quarter. Jones capped the 11-play
series with a six-yard scoring run but the two-point conversion attempt
failed. Peterson contributed a 19-yard run and White connected with Travis
Wilson on a 16-yard pass to highlight the drive.
Young then fumbled in Oklahoma territory on the next series to thwart any
comeback hopes for Texas. Ingram was again in on the play, as he recovered the
ball at the Sooners' 43-yard line with 4:58 left.
"I'm really proud of the effort my guys gave and they made some plays -- they
just didn't make enough inside the 30," Texas coach Mack Brown said.
Texas was blanked for the first time in 282 games, ending the longest streak
in the country. The Sooners have outscored their opponents this season,
174-57...Texas still leads the all-time series against Oklahoma,
55-39-5...The Sooners finished with 432 yards of offense, compared to 271 for
10/09 18:34:24 ET