Texas crushes OU, 49-0, brings Golden Hat back to Texas

DALLAS, Texas — Texas football handed Oklahoma a 49-0 loss in the Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl. Starting quarterback for Texas was, in fact, Quinn Ewers who came out a little slow on the first drive, but recovered and threw 21-31 for 289 yards, and four touchdowns with one interception.

Texas scored seven touchdowns over 13 drives.

Ewers had not played in a game since getting hurt during the first quarter of the Alabama game in week 2.  His first drive was quonky (qwan-key) but he quickly settled in. One word that comes to mind when you watch Ewers throw: Zinger!

His throws come at the receiver with intensity and purpose. They do not float in, but like they are being delivered by Fedex or Amazon Prime — Fast!

Bijan (Mustardson) Robinson ran the ball 22 times and rushed 130 yards (145 All Purpose) with two touchdowns. Jordan Whittington — the happiest person on the planet — had an excellent game with 97 yards receiving.  Roschon Johnson produced 93 All Purpose yards (57 rushing, 38 receiving)

Redshirt freshman running back Jonathan Brookes from Hallettsville, Texas had a season high 39 rushing yards that also included a touchdown

Texas defense was impressive — may be too light a word — dominant or massively consistent may be better said. Considering the defense never allowed a single point is newsworthy, however the way Texas held OU is most telling.

OU also had 13 drives and Texas forced a punt in nine of those drives, two interceptions and a turn over on downs  As a team, Texas had 74 tackles, 34 solos, led by Jerrin Thompson with seven (4 solo). Once again, #23 Jahdae Barron read the play and got an interception, his second of the season. 24 Texas players were involved in a tackle on the game.

The Golden Hat is back in Texas. Sam Ehlinger and Matthew McConaughey were both on hand to witness Texas getting it back.

Sam Ehlinger takes the afternoon away from his NFL job and visits Texas at the game during 2022 Red River Showdown - photo Texas Athletics
Matthew McConaughey on the field to bring the vibe to Texas and one half the stadium. photo Texas Athletics