Here are all the crazy highlights of a legendary Texas-Oklahoma game Saturday



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No matter what you think of Texas, Oklahoma or the current state of the Big 12 (with these two teams, again, currently in it) one thing you can't deny is that the Red River Shootout always delivers.


The game routinely is one of the most exciting, back-and-forth games of the entire college football season, and as good as it has been in years past, this year's game, you could argue was the best of all-time.


Texas jumped out to a quick, 14-0 lead. They were up comfortably in the second half, even after Oklahoma benched starting quarterback Spencer Rattler and put his back-up Caleb Williams in, in his place. Then Oklahoma put together an epic rally, winning on the final play from scrimmage, 55-48.


Put simply, it was an instant classic, in a game that is always an instant classic, as this game marked the biggest ever comeback in the rivalry (21 points by Oklahoma) and the highest-scoring game in the series ever.


Because the game was so good, let's re-live it, with all the craziest plays.


(And by the way, if you missed all the great Texas memes, you can see them here)


I mean, you knew this game was going to be a classic when on the very first play of the game, we got a score - this one on a 75-yard run from star Texas freshman Xavier Worthy.


You thought it might be Texas's day, when after the big play from Worthy, they immediately forced a punt from Oklahoma... and BLOCKED IT!


Just a few plays later, they went in for another score to make it 14-0.

From there, Oklahoma began to battle. We knew that the game would come down to which team - if either - could stop the run, especially on Oklahoma's side. They couldn't Bijan Robinson run wild - only that's exactly what he did with the Longhorns needing a big play, late in the second quarter.


Just one play after this 50-yard run, Texas punched the ball in to go up 35-17.

And it was at that point, that Lincoln Riley really had no choice but to make the move that Oklahoma fans had been calling for, for weeks: He went to the bench, and brought in back-up Caleb Williams, in place of Spencer Rattler.


Rattler of course, was the preseason Heisman Trophy favorite. But struggling to move the ball, Williams - the No. 1 high school quarterback in the country last year - was put in the game.

From there, Williams started to rally the team.


Oklahoma scored on its second possession of the second half, to cut the Texas lead to 38-23.

Then, after a Texas field goal, Williams led the first touchdown drive of his career, another to make it 41-31.


Then another field goal to make it 41-34.


Then, with Oklahoma desperate for a play... he threw THIS BALL to Marvin Mims.


As the caption says, it was the throw of the year. It was the catch of the year.


And just like that, we had ourselves a tie ball game!

Then, as the air was slowly starting to come out of the building on the Texas side, it somehow got worse.


Worthy, the star freshman, who scored on the first play of the game decided to take the ball out on a kick-off, and subsequently fumbled it.


Oklahoma scored one play later, and had its first lead of the game at 48-41.


To it's credit though, Texas didn't quit. And if anything, Steve Sarkisian made the smart move to go right back to Worthy, his start receiver who'd cost him seven points just a few minutes before.


First, there was a quick hitter.


Then, this deep ball...


And I mean, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!


This game was just... STUPID!!!

Finally, Oklahoma got the ball back and began driving.


We probably aren't setting up the drama in all this game right, but, OU was driving.


Then in field goal range.


Then, Kennedy Brooks busted this, on the final play from scrimmage to seal the win.

In the end, this game ended with over 100 points, well over 1,000 yards of total offense, and by far the most high-profile quarterback change of the season.


But it also ended with a familiar sight: Oklahoma winning another big one over Texas.


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