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Texas Longhorns dominate Oklahoma State Cowboys for 28-7 victory

The Horns were the best team on the field in the Bowl Eligibility Bowl from start to finish.

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A strong first half performance by the Texas Longhorns stunned the Oklahoma State Cowboys before the rising defense held in the second half for a 28-7 victory in Stillwater.

In taking a 19-0 lead at halftime, the Horns shut out the Cowboys at home in the first half for the first time since 2005, while the 51 total yards were the lowest output offensively in a first half since at least 2004.

This is what that type of dominance looks like on the stat sheet:

first half

Sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes rebounded from his three straight poor performances in passing for over 300 yards, while junior running back Johnathan Gray added a first-half touchdown and 81 total yards.

Unexpectedly, Texas is bowl eligible with six wins after two dominant performances that have helped establish a team identify for the first time under Charlie Strong.

There will be a postseason. This program needs it. The players deserve it. The players earned it.

More to come.

Until then, hook 'em!