The Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns took part in a classic Red River Showdown on Saturday, with the game going to four overtimes.
Despite the ups and downs in the game, the Sooners overcame a massive collapse and quarterback changes to defeat the Longhorns on a clutch interception (via FOX College Football on Twitter).
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Heading into the game, Oklahoma was facing their third consecutive loss of the season after falling to Kansas State and Iowa State in back-to-back weeks. Therefore, the Sooners understood the magnitude of their bout with Texas on Saturday.
Earlier in the contest, Spencer Rattler—the redshirt freshman quarterback of the Sooners—was benched by head coach Lincoln Riley after having two turnovers. While Rattler was seen getting his arm looked at on the sideline, it is undetermined if his benching was due to injury.
Nevertheless, Riley would go back to Rattler in the second half as both teams battled back and forth all game. Even though Rattler and Oklahoma held a 31-17 lead in the fourth quarter, the young signal-caller would have a chance to bounce back in overtime.
The first overtime would begin with Texas’ Sam Ehlinger scoring a rushing touchdown, giving them a 38-31 lead.
Then, after the Longhorns had their field goal attempt blocked at 45-45, the Sooners would fail to make their own field goal. But in the fourth overtime, Rattler would put his stamp on the game by tossing a touchdown to Drake Stoops.
And on the ensuing drive for Ehlinger and the Longhorns, Oklahoma’s defense would make a game-sealing interception. Even amid all of the chaos that transpired, with 98 points scored, the Sooners emerge as the victors over their Big 12 rivals.