Oklahoma went into their annual Red River Rivalry as the nation’s top ranked team. They lost to the Longhorns by a final score of…um…what was it? Hang on, let me see if there are any planes flying around with banners attached. Oh yeah, Oklahoma lost by a final score of 45-35 and while it didn’t derail OU’s chances for a Big 12 and BCS Championship, it sure made the rest of the season interesting. Here are some fun facts about the game that you may have forgotten.
• The Sooners were four-of-four inside the red zone against Texas, staying perfect to that point of the season (27-27). OU had recorded 26 TDs in their 27 red-zone scores.
• The Crowd of 92,182 was the largest crowd to ever watch an OU/Texas football game.
• Oklahoma and Texas combined for 80 points -- the most in the history of the Red River Rivalry. The 873 combined yards of total offense is the third-most in series history.
• Outscoring Texas 7-3 in the first quarter of the game, OU had yet to give up a first-quarter touchdown on the season. The Sooners had scored 110 points in the opening period through six games, while limiting opposing offenses to a pair of field goals (Texas and TCU).
• The OU defense recorded four sacks, the second-most in series history.
• Sam Bradford’s five passing TDs and 387 passing yards were the most by either squad’s quarterback in the 103-year series history.
• Jermaine Gresham caught five passes for 90 yards and a touchdown. His 17 TD receptions is the most by an OU tight end, surpassing Trent Smith’s record of 16 (1999-2002).
• Manny Johnson became the first OU player to record three TD receptions in the history of the OU/Texas series.
• Travis Lewis recorded a career-best 19 tackles, tying Brian Bosworth (Nebraska - 1984) for the OU freshman single-game tackle record.
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