Wow, what a way to get college gameday started, one of the best college football rivalries of all time, Oklahoma vs Texas took place today, and boy did it live up to expectations. Every year they'll talk this game up and it'll never live up to the hype, this year was a different story though, these two teams renewed this glorious rivalry today. There was little to no defense played in this game today, there was some turnovers, but there wasn't many punts, in fact there was 7 punts in the game, 6 of them coming in the first half. The first half was pretty tragic for Texas as they blew opportunity after opportunity. Oklahoma opened up the game with a solid drive to get things going, the drive ultimately stalled out, and they settled for a field goal attempt that the kicker would miss. This gave Texas decent field positions and some momentum. Their first drive wouldn't even last a minute, they went 3 plays for 3 yards, and punted it away. Oklahoma got the ball back and threw an interception, so now the Longhorns had great field position and all the momentum. The offense literally looked like they had never played football before, this time going 3 plays for 1 yard, leading to another punt, and another missed opportunity. I'm not joking literally the same thing happened again Baker Mayfield was picked off, again, giving the Longhorns great field position again. This time the Longhorns managed to get some points out of it by kicking a field goal, but still not getting touchdowns on drives that you only need 30 yards is going to hurt you in the long run, and it did. The Texas offense continued to struggle though, they got the ball back once again while they were up 3-0 having 1 total yard of offense to this point, and they fumble the ball giving the momentum right back to Oklahoma. In the Red River Rivalry the momentum factor is one of the biggest keys to winning the game. That would be the spark the Sooners needed, they scored a touchdown off that turnover. Texas came right back though putting together their first successful drive of the game which led to a touchdown of their own, so the game is 10-7 at this point. The Sooners would score again before half on a touchdown and the Longhorns also kicked a field goal as time expired in the half, so the score was Oklahoma 14, Texas 13 going into the second half. This is when all hell broke loose and defense stopped being played. Texas came right out of the half and scored on a huge touchdown pass to take the lead back 20-14. The Sooners would come right back with a huge touchdown pass of their own to re-take the lead, 21-20. Texas came right back again taking the lead once again 27-21. That's when Oklahoma went on their run, they scored touchdowns on three consecutive drives after that as Texas offense began to stall out once again. Oklahoma was putting so much pressure on the Texas team to score points to keep up them, they were turning the ball over, and now found themselves down 42-27. The Longhorns would not give up though they came right back scored a touchdown of their own making it 42-34. Oklahoma would have an eight minute drive after that eating much of the fourth quarter clock on a drive that led to a field goal making the score 45-34. At this point the game looked as if it were over because it essentially was, Texas didn't think that way though as the marched down the field in under a minute to score a touchdown to make the game 45-40. They failed to recover the onside kick though, this would be the end of what could've been a magical come back, all in all though great game for both sides as the entertainment level was through the roof. The reason Oklahoma won this game was simple, they scored every damn time they had the ball in the second half, literally every drive they had in the second half resulted in a score. Now that's how you make up for a slow start, Oklahoma picks up their second straight victory over a quality opponent as they start to creep their way back up through the top 25. Texas on the other hand, things are not looking good, but things are looking especially worse for Charlie Strong as he is most likely going to get fired. The Red River Rivalry finally lived up to the hype for the first time in several years, I can speak for all the consumers when I say this, please have the game like this every year, god damn, was that fun to watch. It's nice to see these power programs back to being power programs.