The Longhorns took a 45-24 lead into the fourth quarter before Murray threw a 19-yard TD pass to Lee Morris and ran 67 yards for a score on a one-play drive. Trey Sermon’s 7-yard run for the tying touchdown with 2:38 left gave the Sooners three TDs in a span of six minutes.
Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1), the three-time defending Big 12 champion, lost to the Longhorns for the third time in six seasons. This was the first time in that span Texas was ranked for the Red River Rivalry.
Murray completed 19 of 26 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for 92 yards. But he also had two turnovers, only his third interception of the season and a big fumble in the third quarter when he lost control of the ball when scrambling.
Five plays after Murray’s fumble, not long after his 77-yard TD pass to Marquise Brown, the Longhorns led 38-24 when Ehlinger burst into the end zone on a 2-yard run. Ehlinger flashed the “Hook ’Em Horns” sign to the burnt orange-clad end of the Cotton Bowl Stadium, where the crowd of 92,300 was split 50-50 for the annual showdown at the State Fair of Texas.
Brown had nine catches for 131 yards and two TDs. His long TD was his national-best seventh catch of at least 40 yards this season.
Lil’Jordan Humphrey had nine catches for 133 yards and a touchdown, and his 2-yard TD pass to Collin Johnson capped the first Texas possession of the game.
No. 5 LSU Takes Down No. 7 Florida in SEC Showdown
The game of the week was played late in the schedule on Saturday night, as two top-10 ranked teams squared off in an SEC showdown.
Louisiana State University came in as the favorite as they were home team and were ranked two spots ahead of the No. 5 ranked University of Florida.
Both teams were undefeated though and it really could have been anyone’s game. In the end, LSU was able to pull away and deliver Florida it’s first loss of the season.
The first half was back-and-forth, as the Gators hung in there with the Tigers standout offense.
With only nine seconds left on the clock, the Gators were able to score a touchdown to tie up the game before the start of the second half.
The Gators then got the ball at the start of the third quarter and scored another touchdown to secure their first lead of the contest.
LSU’s offense could not be contained though, as the Tigers would score on their next two drives and take the lead for good.
The Tigers ended up scoring 42 points altogether, continuing to show that they have one of the most dynamic offenses in the country behind senior quarterback Joe Burrow.
Burrow has become a Heisman candidate in his second season with LSU and this game was just the latest addition to his case. Burrow completed 21 of his 24 passes against Florida for 293 yards and three touchdowns.
On the season, Burrow is completing 80% of his passes for 2,157 yards. He also has a ridiculous touchdown to interception rate, with 25 scores compared to just three picks.
With No. 3 Georgia’s shocking loss this weekend, Burrow’s Tigers should easily crack the top-five in the next CFP rankings (if not higher), as their resume is up there with any team in the sport.
The Tigers get a little bit of a break next week, playing the unranked Mississippi State, but their schedule once again ramps up from there.
LSU will then play the Auburn Tigers, who are 5-1 and came into this week ranked No. 12 in the country. Then after that, LSU will have to play No. 1 Alabama.
If the Tigers somehow manage to make it out of that three-game stretch still undefeated, there is no way they won’t be ranked as the best team in the nation.
Oklahoma Beats Texas in the Red River Rivalry
One of the biggest rivalries in College Football took center stage on Saturday, as Oklahoma squared off against Texas in the Red River Rivalry.
Oklahoma came into the game ranked No. 6 and Texas was ranked No. 11, making the game not only about an age-old rivalry, but also about playoff positioning.
While the game was a back-and-forth affair, the Sooners ultimately came through and got the victory.
Jalen Hurts has been the story for the Sooners this year, as the Alabama transfer has been lighting up the competition in way we never could have imagined after watching play for the Crimson Tide for so many years.
In the victory over Texas, Hurts played against the best defense he had faced all year, but still racked up over 350 yards of total offense.
Hurts completed 16 of his 28 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 131 yards and another score on the ground.
By winning this game, Hurts finds himself in a class all of his own. This is because not many people have had the chance to lead multiple storied programs like Alabama and Oklahoma to winning in their collegiate career.
Hurts is in the Heisman conversation and his team has a chance to win their first National Championship since 2000.
If he accomplishes either of those feats, Hurts may be remembered far more for being a Sooner than for his time at Alabama when all said and done.
South Carolina Stuns No. 3 Georgia in Double Overtime Victory
The Georgia Bulldogs came into this week brimming with confidence and legitimate championship aspirations.
They were 5-0, ranked No. 3 in the country, and still had two more games against unranked teams before playing No. 7 Florida.
But as they say, anything can happen in college football. That was exactly the case as unranked South Carolina came out of nowhere to stun the Bulldogs on their own field.
South Carolina’s defense played exceptionally well against Georgia, holding them to just 17 points all game.
With things tied up at 10-10 in the first half, the Gamecocks intercepted Jake Fromm for a touchdown, stunning everyone by taking a lead into the second half.
That was the first interception that Fromm had thrown all year, but by the end of the game, he would have three interceptions on his resume for the season.
While South Carolina was shut out in the second half, they yielded just one touchdown to Georgia and the game went overtime.
The defensive struggle continued into overtime, with neither team scoring in the first overtime period. But in double overtime, South Carolina was able to kick a field goal to take the lead.
To win the game though, the Gamecocks needed a stop. But instead of getting one on their own, they caught a massive break, as Georgia’s kicker missed a game-tying field goal for their first loss of the season.
Georgia losing to an unranked team could be devastating towards their chances to make the College Football Playoff, as their ranking is sure to plummet.
The one thing that they still have in their favor is that it is only Week 6. Georgia still has six more games, three against teams that are currently ranked. So if they win out, there is still a chance they make the playoff.
Georgia has history to fall back on and can hope that they can run the table and make it into the playoff.
Still, losing to South Carolina is an embarrassment for a team that looked so great early on this year.
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