Big 12 Championship

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Big 12 Championship

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The Red River Rivalry was on again. Last weekend was the Big 12 Championship. Texas vs. Oklahoma was a huge game between the rivals. Previously between the two teams at the Red River Rivalry, Texas only beat them by a field goal last time. As many say, “It’s hard to beat a team twice.”

The game started off with a big kick by Oklahoma while Texas recieved . First touchdown for Texas was from QB Sam Ehlinger for a 16-yard run. It was a good start for Texas in the big game. Oklahoma has won the Big 12 three consecutive times so this was a big game for the title for both teams. Texas had a big edge on this game with the number one defense in the Big 12, and they also have an amazing RB, Lil’ Jordan Humphrey, and a WR, Collin Johnson, with an astonishing height of 6’6. Oklahoma also has a few good players too such as Kyle Murray, their new QB. Kyler Murray was a great addition to Oklahoma because he is fast and has great decision making. Also he won the Heisman for this year. 

The 2nd quarter kicked off with Oklahoma receiving. After a few plays Oklahoma decided to throw for a Hail Mary, which is a huge throw where all the recievers go foward and it soars through the air and its caught but, Texas’s safety punched it out and saves Texas and keeps their lead. Oklahoma kicked it for a field goal and its a close game for Texas 7 Oklahoma 6. After a few plays Texas got up close and ran the ball for the touchdown. A little bit later, Oklahoma turned it over. Texas had the ball now. Oklahoma then intercepted the ball and they got to the 20 yard line. They threw to their WR and scored. They tried to make it 14-14 but they didn’t make the field goal so it stayed 14-13. Then it was halftime.

The 3rd quarter had a blazing start with both teams fighting for the lead, still tied. Kyler Murray threw another Hail Mary, and the receiver caught it, but the officials called a foul on the play. It was a pass interference but the touchdown was still good. This was a big upset for Texas. Texas had the ball  yet they didn’t make any good yardage. They turned it over and Oklahoma took their chance with Kyler Murray, and he ran for the touchdown. Then it was 20-14. Texas had a big plan. They were far from the 1st down and they took their chance and threw a great ball to their TE and Texas scored to tie up. It took a while to score another, but Oklahoma ran another one in and it was 27-20. An astonishing play by Texas was from Lil’ Jordan Humphrey. He made a beautiful run that went straight through the defense and tied the game. Jordan was a new addition to Texas with great hands and speed; he was a perfect running back. 

It was the 4th quarter and very intense. With both teams tied,  it was very stressful. While Oklahoma had the ball they got close enough to kick it. It was  good. 30-27, with Oklahoma in the lead. Texas yet again didn’t make any yardage. Oklahoma had a chance here, and they made a big 50 yard gain. They ran another touchdown. It was 39-27. Neither team made a touchdown for a while, and it was getting more and more intense. Texas was to close to their goal and the defense hit Sam Ehlinger hard and Oklahoma got a safety for 2 points. It was  Oklahoma’s ball near the endzone. They threw it to their Tight End and scored. It was a game ender for Texas with 2 minutes left. The game was over and one team was left in dismay and the other went knowing they won the big 12. This was a beautiful game for both teams fighting for the Big 12 championship.

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