The Longhorns were knocking on the door, but the Sooners wouldn’t let them in. Oklahoma’s goal line stand was voted by you guys as the top play from Saturday’s Red River Rivalry. It was actually four plays, though. Texas had first and goal from the one-yard line and the Sooner defense rose to the occasion and failed to budge. In four tries, Texas was shutdown four times.
People have tried to explain the schematics (X’s & O’s) of the situation. The Longhorns used their defensive tackles as lead blockers and still didn’t get what they needed. However, beyond those X’s & O’s is the fact that the Sooners were the more physical team on the day. It wasn’t just on that series, it was Billy Bowman’s hit on Ja’Tavion Sanders, it was Petyon Bowen’s hit on Quinn Ewers. The OU defense brought in on Saturday!
You want to see the biggest difference in this team from 2022 to 2023? It’s right here on these four plays.
Initially I went back and forth between the goal line stand and Dillon Gabriel’s game-winning touchdown to Nic Anderson as being the top plays from the game. Ultimately, I went with the defense. It looks like most of you guys didn’t have that problem. The goal line stand won our vote this week in a runaway.
Feel free to share your thoughts below. Do you agree with the vote? Did we miss a play that should have been an option?
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