While Texas quarterback Case McCoy came up with several big plays for the Longhorns, their offense against Oklahoma was built off the run. They grounded out 255 yards rushing with both Johnathan Gray and Malcolm Brown topping the century mark.
With 60 rush attempts, Texas was committed to running the ball and it set them up for success on third down.
What also won’t ever change is the importance of winning the battle of the big men. In their previous games, the Sooners could say their defensive line controlled the line of scrimmage. That was not the case against Texas.
“I just thought they owned the line of scrimmage,” Stoops said. “They were more physical than we were at the point of attack. Anytime that happens they are going to have success running the football. That led to our demise pretty much the whole day.”
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