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Oklahoma Sooners Football: OU staves off Texas 29-24

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Lincoln Riley is officially undefeated in the Red River Shootout

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Texas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win. The Oklahoma Sooners survived an upset scare from the Texas Longhorns 29-24 and brought home the Golden Hat for the second consecutive year. Baker Mayfield’s 59 yard touchdown pass to Mark Andrews gave the Sooners the lead for good with just under seven minutes remaining in the game.

Mayfield was stellar as always, going 17/27 for 302 yards and two touchdowns. Andrews finished as the Sooners’ leading receiver with four catches for 104 yards and a touchdown. Trey Sermon got it done on the ground and through the air. He rushed for 96 yards and delivered a 42-yard pass to Marquise Brown to set up an Austin Seibert field goal.

OU looked much better defensively than it had the past two games. Texas’ star receiver Collin Johnson was held to just two catches for 26 yards, and no Texas running back tallied double-digit rushing yards.

This was the Sooners consecutive victory over Texas and their sixth series win in the last eight years. The win pushes the Sooners to 5-1 as they prepare to host Kansas State next weekend.