Sooner Magic…

It’s like Ground Hog Day all over again…Texas knew what was coming but couldn’t stop it.  The ESPN game predictor had Sooner chances of winning the game at less than 8% at the beginning of the fourth quarter…then it happened. Sooner Magic hit the Cotton Bowl…

We scored 35 points in the second half and in doing so won an OU-Texas game for the ages.  It was an unbelievable football game that turned on a dime by a coaching move made by Lincoln Riley as he did what had to be done.   He replaced Spencer Rattler with Caleb Williams.  And as they say the rest was history, not only for that game, but for the rest of the season.   

I would like to say that I was surprised by the comeback, but not really.  The Sooners tested my mettle at 38-20, but I still felt that we would find a way to win.  This OU team is a team of destiny.   We were the better team going into the game and it simply took a little longer than we had envisioned for this to be born out.   Give Casey Thompson and Texas credit, they are much better than I thought they were.   They gave us all we wanted, but in the end, Sooner Magic won out… 

I would like to say that this “winning against Texas” stuff is getting boring, but after all those lean years growing up, I believe that I can handle a few more years of this feeling.  I vividly remember the 60’s when Texas would taunt us every year with a possible win only to turn the tables late and send us home with thoughts of what might have been.  That era of twelve losses in thirteen years will always be burned into my psyche.  

As for the present, this OU team grew up on Saturday on both sides of the ball.  Of course, watching a true freshman quarterback become a man before our very eyes was pretty nice as well.   What happens next will be Lincoln’s problem, but for Sooner fans, we’ve got our answer at quarterback.  For Caleb Williams to do what he did in front of the most frenetic environment on the planet was mind boggling.    

Of course, keeping the heads of Sooner players on straight this week, particularly with a full-blown quarterback controversy and a Texas hangover to deal with will be a challenge…but that is why Lincoln gets paid the big bucks. 

In the meantime, we need to savor “a win for the ages”.    Wrap your head around these stats…we just beat Texas for the 6th time out of seven and tenth time out of thirteen games.  It doesn’t get any better than this…

Boomer Sooner…

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