This year’s Red River Showdown did not disappoint between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners. In what turned out to be a shootout between both offenses, Texas freshman kicker Cameron Dicker nicknamed “Dicker the Kicker” kicked the field goal of his life in the final seconds for Texas to win back the Golden Cowboy hat. Dicker, a graduate from Lake Travis High School wasn’t the only local hero leading the Horns to the victory.
Texas sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger graduated from Westlake High School, but always knew he was going to lead the Longhorns to victory over the Sooners since the age of two. In many home videos and school picture Ehlinger can be seen holding up the Longhorn hand sign and yelling at a video camera saying he was former NFL quarterback and Longhorn Chris Simms.
Ehlinger certainly proved himself and dedicated the Texas win this past Saturday to his late father. Ehlinger threw for over 300 yards passing and a pair of touchdown passes as well.
Having a victory over the number seven ranked team in the nation propelled Texas into the number nine spot pushing Oklahoma out to the 11th spot. The Longhorns defense led by Charles Omenihu and Breckyn Hager is starting to come together as one of the most efficient in the nation. And with Sam Ehlinger under center, wide outs Collin Johnson and Lil’Jordan Humphrey and running back Keaontay Ingram, the offense have been putting points on the boards with less pressure.
This Longhorn team is beyond what was shown week one against Maryland. Coach Tom Herman is starting to shape this team into what he molded at the University of Houston. This may or may not be a CFB Playoff team, but it’s the Longhorn team Texas fans have been longing for since the departure of former longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy and coach Mack Brown. Either way, Texas is most definitely back as a high caliber and contending team that should not be taken lightly.
AS. No corra en las calles!