DALLAS (AP) — Spencer Rattler threw a 25-yard scoring go to Drake Stoops within the fourth time beyond regulation and Oklahoma survived a late rally from No. 22 Texas in regulation for a 53-45 victory Saturday in a most uncommon model of the Crimson River rivalry that ended with acquainted dose of drama.
Rattler’s profitable completion on the required 2-point conversion didn’t matter when Sam Ehlinger’s go was intercepted in the long run zone by Tre Brown to finish simply the second Huge 12 recreation to go 4 OTs.
Due to the pandemic, the group was restricted to 24,000 within the 93,000-seat Cotton Bowl, with the encompassing Texas state truthful shut down for the primary time since World Battle II. On the sphere, it was the primary time since 1999 neither workforce was within the High 20.
However the small crowd, low rankings and former losses didn’t matter a lot by the point the ultimate 5 minutes got here.
Ehlinger threw two landing passes within the last 3:28 of regulation after what gave the impression to be a game-sealing interception by Woodi Washington in the long run zone with the Sooners (2-2, 1-2 Huge 12) main 31-17 with 5 minutes remaining.
After tossing a 2-yard rating to Keaontay Ingram with 14 seconds left in regulation, Ehlinger opened time beyond regulation together with his third speeding TD, from 3 yards.
Rattler answered with an 11-yard landing go to Austin Stogner, then plunged over from the half-yard line on fourth down after his preliminary scoring run was overturned over evaluate to begin the second OT.
Ehlinger’s career-best fourth landing run compelled the third time beyond regulation, however the Longhorns (2-2, 1-2) couldn’t keep away from a second straight loss.
The Sooners — coming off consecutive regular-season losses for the primary time since 1999 — had an opportunity to win within the third time beyond regulation, however Gabe Brkic’s 31-yard discipline aim try was large left after Perrion Winfrey blocked Cameron Dicker’s 33-yard attempt to begin the additional interval.
Rattler was changed by sophomore Tanner Mordecai within the second quarter after throwing an interception and dropping a fumble. The freshman returned to begin the second half and averted errors the remainder of the way in which.
Rattler was 23 of 35 with three touchdowns, and T.J. Pledger ran for 131 yards and two scores.
Ehlinger threw for 285 yards and three TDs and ran for a career-high 112 yards to with the 4 touchdowns.
Consecutive Huge 12 losses, the primary for Oklahoma since 1998, despatched the Sooners tumbling from No. 3 to out of the ballot for the primary time since 2016. They may get again in now. The Longhorns are doubtless on their method again out after a second straight loss.
Texas: The Longhorns squandered an incredible likelihood to take management early earlier than scrambling to pressure the tie late. Ingram fumbled on his first carry on the Oklahoma 40, his second straight carry with a fumble. Ingram fumbled on the aim line per week earlier to assist protect TCU’s 33-31 win in Austin. Regardless of the three early OU turnovers, the most effective Texas may do was a 10-10 tie, and so they had been behind once more after getting a punt blocked.
Oklahoma: Coach Lincoln Riley by no means needed to assume a lot about changing his quarterback the previous three seasons, with Heisman Trophy-winning and No. 1 general NFL draft picks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray, adopted by Jalen Hurts. It wasn’t instantly clear whether or not the transfer with Rattler was for damage or ineffectiveness. Through the second quarter, Rattler was holding his helmet on the sideline whereas rubbing and shaking his proper arm.
Texas: Baylor at dwelling Oct. 24.
Oklahoma: At TCU on Oct. 24.
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