The Norman Transcript


October 13, 2013

Sooners come up short where it matters most



Maybe the Sooners believed, with only fifth-year seniors to remind them of the last time the Longhorns claimed the Red River Rivalry, victory to be a birthright, especially when you’re 5-0 and only two weeks ago chased away half-century old Irish demons.

Maybe OU’s just not very good, or, at least, no better than the team it took Texas to be, and in a battle of two mediocre teams, the hardest-playing one won.

Maybe a lot of things.

All that’s clear is a simple lesson that’s as old as time. Don’t show up and you deserve to lose.

A bus rolled through the grounds and a team came down the tunnel, even in new uniforms with a golden touch.

But OU didn’t show.

The Sooners deserved to lose.

Clay Horning

Follow me @clayhorning


Text Only | Photo Reprints