Texas’s skill players torch Oklahoma State’s secondary
Much of the recognition for the insane numbers Texas put up on offense in the first half against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 title game must be credited to the skill weapons. Multiple Longhorns skill players got in on the action for big plays against Oklahoma State.
Junior receivers Xavier Worthy and Adonai Mitchell had multiple explosive plays. Mitchell scored the first touchdown of the game for the Longhorns on a nice catch from Ewers. Worthy also had multiple big gains in the first half, including picking up over 50 yards after the catch on a 62-yard play.
By the end of the third quarter, Texas already had over a dozen explosive passing plays.
Oklahoma State’s defense was outmatched by Texas’s speed at the skill positions in space. It didn’t matter if it was Worthy, Mitchell, junior tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders, or redshirt senior slot receiver Jordan Whittington; Texas could generate explosive plays through the air.
It’s also noteworthy that Worthy and Sanders looked much more physical than Oklahoma State’s defense fighting for yards after the catch. Oklahoma State just didn’t have the answers for the multitude of Texas’s skill weapons. When they shaded Worthy, Ewers got the ball to Sanders, Mitchell, or Whittington.
The running backs also got in on the action as the game progressed. Redshirt senior running back Keilan Robinson burned the Oklahoma State defenders on a long 57-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that effectively sealed the win for the Longhorns.
Texas was firing on all cylinders on offense in this game. This was probably the most impressive performance we’ve seen from the offense, which should be convincing enough to the College Football Playoff selection committee after this weekend.