Inside the Numbers: Texas Versus Oklahoma

DALLAS - OCTOBER 02: Quarterback Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners fumbles the ball out of play in front of Jared Norton #11 of the Texas Longhorns in the fourth quarter at the Cotton Bowl on October 2 2010 in Dallas Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
  • 100% -- the percentage of scoring drives by Oklahoma that were extended by Texas defensive penalties, four times total.
  • For the 12th time in the last 13 years, the team with more rushing yards won the Red River Rivalry.
  • The fumble by Aaron Williams near the end of the game was his second of the season on punt returns and the third overall for Texas in five games.
  • 115 -- after combining for four yards in the last two seasons against the 'Horns, DeMarco Murray exploded for 115 yards rushing. His production on the ground amounted to more than 28 times the number of yards he gained in the previous two seasons combined. Murray also had 31 yards receiving.
  • Texas lost despite outgaining Oklahoma in total yards, 373 to 360.
  • The two losses on the season match the total from the 2008 and 2009 seasons combined.
  • The 'Horns had not lost consecutive games since losing to Kansas State and Oklahoma in 2007.
  • 57 -- the number of plays Oklahoma ran in the first half. Texas ran only 64 plays the entire game.
  • 16.8 -- the average for Texas on five kick returns against Oklahoma. That number would rank among the worst in the country. As it is, Texas came into the game ranked 84th in the country at 20 yards per kickoff return after finishing seventh last season.
  • 0 -- the number of players who appeared to actually be blocking Sooners on the kickoff return team.
  • 31% -- third-down conversion rate for Texas against Oklahoma. For the season, Texas is converting slightly less than 40% of their third downs, which will probably be good for a national ranking in the 80s this week.
  • 36 -- the total number of tackles by Keenan Robinson (19) and Emmanuel Acho (17) in the game.
  • Texas twice failed to score touchdowns after moving the ball inside the Oklahoma 10 yardline. On the season, the touchdown rate for Texas in the red zone is under 50%. Coming into the game, the touchdown conversion rate of 50% in the red zone ranked tied for 81st in the country. In 2008, Texas scored touchdowns on more than 75% of trips into the red zone, fifth in the country that season.
  • 36 -- receiving yards for Ryan Broyles, who entered the day averaging 120 yards per game. It was the first time in eight games that he failed to reach 100 yards receiving.
  • Texas continues to be one of the most penalized teams in the country after nine penalties for 81 yards. The Longhorns have now committed 41 penalties in five games, an average of 8.2 per game.
  • 9:31 -- the amount of time elapsed from the game when the Sooners took a 14-0 lead.
  • 34 -- the number of plays run by Oklahoma in the first quarter.
  • 8 -- the number of plays run by Texas in the first quarter.
  • 11:00 -- time of possession for Oklahoma in the first quarter.
  • 0 -- number of turnovers forced by the Texas defense.
  • -5 -- turnover margin for Texas this season. Entering the game, the Longhorns ranked 93rd in the country in turnover margin and 106th in turnovers. 
  • 8.1 -- average distance on third down for Texas against Oklahoma.
  • 8 -- number of times Texas faced a third down of eight or more yards. 
  • 6 -- number of times that Garrett Gilbert completed passes short of the first down marker on third down.
  • Greg Smith and Barrett Matthews combined for six catches. In a sign of the impotence of the tight end in the Texas passing game, four of those catches came on third down, but none of them came close to picking up the necessary yardage.
  • 11 -- number of plays that netted zero or negative yardage on first down.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Burnt Orange Nation

You must be a member of Burnt Orange Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burnt Orange Nation. You should read them.

Join Burnt Orange Nation

You must be a member of Burnt Orange Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Burnt Orange Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker