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Oklahoma overwhelmed by Texas' pressure in 24-17 loss

You never know what to expect in a rivalry game. Saturday No. 10 Oklahoma didn't expect Texas to come out and overpower the Sooners to get the victory. Up front, Texas made it a goal to be more physical than Oklahoma and get to Baker Mayfield as much as possible.

"All week long we talked about that we were going to pressure them. I guarantee we pressured them probably every snap. Maybe played three downs of just base defense,” said Texas Head Coach Charlie Strong. “But other than that, the pressure was coming because we wanted to get the ball out of the quarterback's hands, make him make bad decisions and stop the run because every pressure was set up to stop the run. And then we knew if we could just get in the backfield and get around the quarterback's feet, then we could make him make bad throws."

"It's consistency a lot of it. A lot of times we're having four guys do a good job. And then one guy may make a mistake and its a different guy every time. So we'll see on film what happened. We just got to be more physical. We got to be physical not just on Saturdays, but we got to be physical every day of the week,” said Oklahoma Senior Center Ty Darlington. “And have a much better mentality. When we take the field we can't wait until in the second half. We sort of got some drives together a little bit and started doing a little bit better. And we can't wait until the second half. We have to start fast on whatever we need to do. We will get on the tape and see exactly what we need to do technically better, but our mentality and physicality needs to improve a lot if we want to be who we want to be."

Mayfield was sacked six times on the afternoon while the Sooner rushing attack was held to only 67 yards. OU now looks to compose themselves and hit the road again next Saturday to play Kansas State.

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