Texas football: Longhorns lighting up Oklahoma Sooners as Spencer Rattler benched

Texas leads 38-20 at intermission thanks to four touchdown passes from Longhorns quarterback Casey Thompson, who went 6-of-8 in the first quarter for 176 yards and three scores, the last coming on a 48-yard bob down the middle of the field to Joshua Moore.

Texas scored twice in the first two minutes of the game, the first on Xavier Worth’s 75-yard catch-and-run on the first play from scrimmage and another on a 2-yard run from Bijan Robinson two plays after a blocked punt from DeMarvion Overshown.

Oklahoma bencher Spencer Rattler in the second quarter for Caleb Williams, who has a 66-yard touchdown rush in the game.“One of the things for Spencer is that he’s so talented, sometimes he thinks he can make every throw,” Tim Tebow said before Saturday’s game on ESPN. “It’s cause he thinks he can make every throw. And in a game like this where momentum is everything, you can’t force the ball and throw those picks. He has to focus on taking what the defense gives him.”

Enough said. One of this season’s Heisman candidates raced his way to a 50-yard gain in the second quarter, breaking several tackles before cutting across the field and diving toward the pylon near the 1-yard line.

Texas scored on the next play to go ahead 35-17 in the first half. During the run, Robinson was compared to Reggie Bush for his cutback ability via Chris Fowler. On the next possession, Oklahoma went to Caleb Williams at quarterback to try and shake things up a bit.