In romp over Oklahoma, Longhorns enjoy an overdue feast

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Keondre Coburn and the Texas defense tormented Oklahoma quarterback Davis Beville all day Saturday in Dallas, limiting the usual backup to 6 of 12 passing, 38 yards and an interception.DALLAS — Per a time-honored State Fair of Texas tradition, the purest form of misery is served deep-fried, beer-soaked and early in the afternoon, with a cruel sun still high enough in the sky to extract maximum droplets of despair.

It wasn’t just that Ojomo’s Longhorns finally beat the hated Sooners for the first time in five meetings. With a heartless, thorough 49-0 thrashing, UT subjected OU to the kind of humiliation that usually goes in the other direction this time of year. “I think they were trying to fight,” Ojomo said diplomatically of the Sooners, who lost for the third straight week while being held scoreless for the first time since 1998. “It’s hard to fight when you’re down that much.”

Without Gabriel to worry about, Ojomo and the UT defense suffocated a Sooners offense that never had any clear idea of what it was doing, and mystifyingly abandoned the few approaches that seemed to work.

 

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