Landry Jones threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns as Oklahoma amassed 677 yards of offense and ripped Texas 63-21 in the Cotton Bowl.
Jones had touchdowns strikes to Trey Millard and Justin Brown while Blake Bell scored four TDs and Damien Williams rushed for 167 yards including a 95 yard touchdown run.
"Whenever you get the running game going, it always opens up the passing game,” said Quarterback Landry Jones. “You get an extra safety in the box and then they have got to go single safety. It just opens up different things you can do -- easier throws, not as tight windows -- there is just a lot of different things you can do with that."
It was Jones’ third straight win against Texas and the senior from Artesia, New Mexico also becomes the winning-est quarterback in Oklahoma History. Jones passes the legendary Steve Davis for the top spot.
"It's hitting me right now,” said Jones. “You just look back at all the great quarterbacks, all the great players around this place, and to be in that company and be in all those things, it's just been really fun. And God has just blessed me so much to just be able to play this game and even play it a high level, so it has just been really nice and it has been fun.”
It was the first OU-Texas experience for several Sooners on Saturday afternoon. With his 95-yard run, Damien Williams made his mark early in the history of the Red River Rivalry.
"It was exciting to have the score the way it turned out, to have guys clicking together and making their assignments, having people doing what they are supposed to do,” said Williams. “It is a great feeling when you come out on top."
"You know the offensive line is doing real great,” said Williams. “We had some struggles at the beginning of the year, but we're starting to pick things up. And then guys are just getting after it; doing what they have been coached to do. It's a great feeling seeing it actually happen."
What started as a sellout crowd quickly turned to an Oklahoma only crowd by game’s end. Those dedicated Sooner fans witnessed an outstanding performance from the Oklahoma defense. The Sooners only gave up touchdowns late in the fourth quarter and held Texas to 289 yards of offense. The vast majority of which came late in the game against Sooner subs.
"Then defensively they were great,” said Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops. “They stunned the run all day and were really physical up front in how we played, tackled well and made all of the adjustments we needed to make. We were aware of where we needed to be all the time.
"Heck, when you can go all the way up to four-and-a-half minutes to go in the game and they hadn't even scored a point. Two points come off the field goal and the other six come off an interception and then our twos and threes were learning how to play and they get out there and give up a couple at the end that didn't really matter.
“The defense was incredible, I thought -- physical, tough on the run, and then covered so well, got pressure, all the things you want them to do. So it was a complete game."
Up next for the Sooners it’s a home game against Kansas.