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Third-down defense dooms OU

DALLAS — Let’s talk about that ending.

Oklahoma seemingly dug itself out of the grave, climbing out of the casket of defeat to tie the game at 45 with 2:38 remaining in the Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Saturday.

Some might say it was a spectacular comeback, amazing even. The good ole “Sooner Magic” struck again.

But that, in fact, wasn’t the case.

Scoring is great, but time management is key in close football games. Although 2:38 isn’t a lot of time, it was more than enough for a Texas offense that had been embarrassing OU’s defense the entire game.

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