Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Texas Longhorns Football 2006 Game 6 Highlights - Oklahoma Sooners

The Texas Longhorns went in for halftime of the 101st Red River Shootout down 10-7.
Most accounts describe Mack Brown in the locker room as at least annoyed. He challenged the players and offensive coaching staff to play a more agressive game.
"We told our team we can either do the same thing we did against Ohio State and get beat by a really good football team, or we can answer and have more fun. To these guys' credit, that's what they did."
I'm sure it sounded all different at the time.
Either way, the team responded. In the second half, the Texas offensive line showed why its considered one of the best in the nation. They wore down the OU defense, opened up ample room on the ground (Texas gained 10 yards on two quarterback sneaks) and paved the way for two spectacular touchdowns through the air. And if the offense got rolling in the second half, the defense absolutely dominated. Punishing any Sooner unfortunate enough to touch the ball, Texas forced five turnovers and held OU scoreless in the half. Bob Stoops and the Sooner Nation cried foul, but somehow after their loss to the Ducks it sounds more like wolf.

And while Adrian Peterson may have lost the Heisman on Saturday, Aaron Ross staked his claim on the Thorpe Award as the best defensive back in the country. He was named the national defensive player of the week by the College Football Writers Association.

Texas - 28
Oklahoma - 10

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