TEXAS-OU

Star-Telegram (Sunday) - - Col­lege Foot­ball - OU LB Cur­tis Bolton on Texas DE Breckyn Hager say­ing OU has no de­fense Texas coach Tom Her­man on his pre­ferred op­po­nent be­fore the West Vir­ginia-Ok­la­homa game

await­ing him af­ter this sea­son and got emo­tional af­ter los­ing 48-45 to Texas in Oc­to­ber. He didn’t know if he’d get an­other shot at OU’s big­gest ri­val.

Well, that op­por­tu­nity has pre­sented it­self and all eyes will be on Mur­ray, a Heis­man hope­ful.

Mur­ray fin­ished his first Red River Show­down as a start­ing QB 19 of 26 pass­ing for 304 yards with four touch­downs and one in­ter­cep­tion. He also had 92 rush­ing yards and lost a fum­ble.

Those turnovers didn’t sit well with Mur­ray af­ter the loss. This is a guy who went 43-0 in his high school ca­reer at Allen, and lost just once in three starts at Texas A&M in 2015.

But Mur­ray showed why he’s a spe­cial tal­ent, get­ting OU back in the game de­spite it trail­ing 45-24 at one point.

Mur­ray led three scor­ing drives in less than six min­utes. He hit Lee Mor­ris for a 19-yard touch­down, scored on a 67-yard run and then OU tied the game on a 7-yard TD run by Trey Ser­mon.

In the end, that fu­ri­ous rally wasn’t enough as Texas made a game-win­ning field goal in the fi­nal sec­onds.

CAN ANY­ONE STOP LJH?

There’s noth­ing lit­tle about the num­bers Lil’Jor­dan Humphrey is putting up for Texas. The for­mer South­lake Car­roll run­ning back has 72 catches for 1,058 yards and eight touch­downs this sea­son.

Humphrey had a stand­out game against Ok­la­homa in the Red River Show­down, and will need an­other big-time game for Texas to knock off OU twice.

Humphrey sets the tone for Texas, and did so in the OU game. He turned a 10-yard re­cep­tion on a screen pass into a 19-yard re­cep­tion by car­ry­ing mul­ti­ple de­fend­ers with him.

That kept what be­came a TD drive alive.

“I take great pride in (YAC), just be­ing dom­i­nant and be­ing phys­i­cal to DBs,” Humphrey said af­ter­ward. “I take great pride in that.”

Humphrey fin­ished the game with 133 re­ceiv­ing yards on nine re­cep­tions, in­clud­ing one touch­down. He also threw for a touch­down.

FACTS TO KNOW

The Texas-OU ri­valry dates back to 1900, and this is the first time the schools will meet twice in the mod­ern era. … This will be the 114th meet­ing be­tween the two schools. … The last time Texas and Ok­la­homa played twice in a sea­son? 1903. … Texas leads the all-time se­ries 62-46-5. … Ok­la­homa won three con­sec­u­tive Big 12 ti­tles from 2006-08, and Texas won it in 2009. … Texas de­feated Ne­braska, 13-12, in the first Big 12 ti­tle game at AT&T Sta­dium in 2009.

THEY SAID IT

“Blows my mind. We hung 50 (45) on them, too. If any­one on their de­fense has any­thing to say, they can have fun play­ing Kyler next week.”

“No, we don’t care. We played them both, played them both very well. Un­be­liev­able col­lege games and hope to have an­other one in eight days.”

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