It’s less than 3 hours till the biggest game of the year. It’s time for Hook’em Headlines game prediction for the Red River Rivalry; Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma Sooners.
When Texas Runs The Ball
If their is one weakness to this Sooner defense, it’s the rushing defense. They have given up over 170 yards per game against FBS opponents. Even though Malcolm Brown won’t be in this game, Jonathan Gray and DJ Monroe should get in this game. Texas wins this battle.
When Texas Passes The Ball
David Ash has been one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Oklahoma’s pass defense is ranked 9th in the country but when they faced a great passing offense like Texas Tech, they gave up 271 yards passing. If Texas can get 200 yards passing and rushing, they have a great chance of winning the game. Is David Ash ready for primetime? Can the Sooners stop a passing attack with a pulse? I don’t know so it’s a push here.
When Oklahoma Runs The Ball
Oklahoma is very good at running the ball, 36th in the country rushing for over 190 yards per game. Texas gave up at least 200 yards rushing the past two games. Right now, OU has the advantage.
When Oklahoma Passes The Ball
Landry Jones has not been a consistent QB all year. Against Kansas State, Landry threw 2 picks and fumbled the ball near the endzone. If you get pressure on Landry, he makes mistakes. The Longhorns got pressure on Geno Smith so I doubt they won’t be able to get pressure on Landry Jones. But if they don’t, Landry can find the holes in the secondary. So this is another push for me.
The Oklahoma game isn’t as daunting as it once looked in the preseason. But if there is any game that Bob Stoops gets his team ready to play their best game against Texas. Landry is looking to go undefeated against the Longhorns and the seniors on Texas don’t want to go 1-3 against OU. I picked this game as a loss to begin the season, I think this game will be closer than OU fans would want but until I see the defense stop anyone, I can’t pick a Texas victory.
Oklahoma wins 41-38