The Red River Rivalry sets the stage for playmakers to make plays in front of a national audience. In 2011, the Oklahoma Sooners answered the call with a monstrous defense outing.
Stifling the Texas Longhorns offense, OU churned out eight sacks for a loss of 84 yards alongside three defensive scores in the Cotton Bowl. Although fans had a love hate relationship with former coordinators, it's difficult to deny the genius Brent Venables pulled out of his sleeves.
Venables defense set a school record with the three touchdowns and eight sacks. Adding to the numbers, play calls produced seventeen tackles for loss which tied school records as well. On that day, Venables didn't simply out coach his offensive counterpart, he completely destroyed him.