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Oklahoma Sooners football: OU stages historic comeback, comes up just short against Texas

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The 112th annual Red River Shootout looked like it was all but over with the Oklahoma Sooners trailing 45-24 with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game. What happened over the next 10 minutes is hard to put into words. The Texas Longhorns surrendered 21 unanswered points in less than six minutes. It looked as if OU’s miracle comeback was going to be enough, but Texas staged a last minute drive that ended in with a 40-yard field goal by freshman Cameron Dicker to give the Longhorns a 48-45 win.

The fact that this game was even remotely close at the end is a miracle. OU’s defense looked hapless for most of the game, managing just one (1) stop through the first three quarters.

A pair of costly turnovers from quarterback Kyler Murray ended up costing the Sooners dearly. Murray did bounce back with a monster 67 yard run to cut the Texas lead to seven and get the Sooners back in the game late.

Unfortunately, the comeback wasn’t enough. The loss is OU’s first of the season, bringing it’s season record to 5-1. It now looks as if Kyler and company will need to win out in order to ensure a birth in the Big 12 Championship game.