OKLAHOMA 63 - TEXAS 14

2000 Game

Texas

OU

First Downs

10

28

Rushing Yards

-7

245

Passes

20-41-2

18-28-0

Passing Yards

161

289

Total Offense

154

534

Punts

8-37.6

1-28.0

Fumbles

1

2

Penalties

7-53

13-127

GAME STORY
DALLAS (AP) -- Oklahoma made sure there would be no Texas comeback this time. 

Josh Heupel led the No. 10 Sooners to touchdowns on their first five drives and linebacker Rocky 
Calmus returned an interception for another first-half score as Oklahoma beat the No. 11 Longhorns 
63-14 Saturday. 

Quentin Griffin set a school record with six rushing touchdowns as the Sooners scored the most 
points in the storied battle of Red River neighbors. The 77 combined points were a series record 
and the winning margin was one shy of the biggest, a 50-0 OU victory in 1908. 

Oklahoma (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) led 17-0 in last season's meeting, only to lose 38-28. Texas (3-2, 1-1) 
had won the last three meetings and eight of 11. 

This time, the Sooners led 42-0 and 56-7 to put an exclamation mark on their best start since 1993. 

The revenge was sweet, but Oklahoma can't savor it toolong as its next two games are at No. 4 
Kansas State and at home against No. 2 Nebraska. 

By halftime, the Sooners had scored on short drives (two, five and eight plays) and long ones (11, 
14). Their six touchdowns were one more than the number of first downs Texas had. OU's 42 points 
were two shy of what the Longhorns had allowed in their previous four games combined. 

Texas didn't cross midfield in the first two quarters, getting only as close as the 42. Then the 
Longhorns started the third quarter at their 43 after a short punt, but quarterback Major 
Applewhite threw and interception to end the threat. 

Texas hurt itself with penalties: four presnap ones on the offense, two on third downs, a pass 
interference that wiped out an end-zone interception and a 15-yarder for too many men on the field 
that turned an Oklahoma third-and-10 into a first down. 

Oklahoma came in averaging 44 points, fifth-best in the country, but those were piled up against 
Texas-El Paso, Arkansas State, Rice and Kansas. Texas, which had the No. 13 defense in the 
country, was supposed to be a tougher test. 

Heupel, though, was the triggerman. Playing until midway through the fourth quarter, he was 
17-of-27 for 275 yards. 

His 29-yard touchdown pass and Griffin's first two TD runs made it 21-0 less than a minute into 
the second quarter. It was 35-0 about three minutes later on another of Griffin's TDs and a 
41-yard interception return by Calmus, who was playing with a cast on his left hand. 

An 8-yard TD run by Curtis Fagan made it 42-0 with 4:43 left until halftime. The Sooners had 
another chance to score with 2:48 left in the second quarter _ following a 7-yard TD catch by 
Texas' Hodges Mitchell _ but OU took mercy and ran five times to burn the clock. 

Griffin added TDs in the third and fourth quarters as the Sooners enjoyed their highest-scoring 
game since beating New Mexico State 73-3 in 1989. 

Oklahoma, which last beat Texas 30-27 in overtime in 1995, trails 55-35-5 in the overall series. 
This was only the third time in the last 13 meetings that the margin of victory was in 
double-digits.