This version of the Red River Shootout was a lot more fun to watch than in the following year. Texas came in with a No. 5 ranking while the Sooners were ranked No. 1 in the nation. Any time Texas can spoil a ranking for OU like that, it’s going to make things so much sweeter for the Horns.
Sam Bradford actually got to play throughout this game, which challenged the Texas offense a ton. It was good that Colt McCoy and star Texas wide receiver Jordan Shipley were able to help lead the way to a 45-point performance. Fellow Texas wide receiver Quan Cosby also had a nice show out here.
OU commanded this game throughout most of the first half, with special teams and some weird defensive plays keeping Texas alive. Late in the fourth quarter, the Horns started to take advantage of some clear momentum to score the final two touchdowns of the game.
Both OU and Texas went on to have solid 2008 campaigns, but this game is one that the Horns fan base will take a while to forget. And, that’s a good thing considering it’s rare to find a Red River Rivalry meeting now that matters to this degree, with the high rankings that OU and Texas entered with in this one.