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.