Ehlinger-led rally comes up short as Texas falls to Oklahoma, 29-24

The Texas football team lost, 29-24, to Oklahoma, despite a stellar performance by quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who didn't play like a freshman, passing for 278 yards and a touchdown and running for 106 yards and another score (photo courtesy of

By Steve Habel

DALLAS, Texas — If there is one thing that is a constant in college football, it’s the Texas-Oklahoma game, a contest that delivers plenty of bang for its considerable buck every year, even when one team wallops the other.

But Saturday’s 112th edition of the Red River Showdown proved this rivalry’s mettle once again, as the 12th-ranked Sooners outlasted the never-say-die Longhorns, 29-24, before a capacity crowd of 93,552 rabid, loud and, ultimately, wrung out fans in the venerable Cotton Bowl on the grounds of the State Fair of Texas.

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Steve Habel

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .

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