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Longhorns reaction: ‘We feel like we could be 4-1 right now’

Tyrone Swoopes played the best game of his young career and the Longhorn defense was stellar again, but a couple big plays from the Sooners proved to be the difference, as Oklahama beat Texas, 31-26, in the Red River Rivalry Saturday.

Here are some notable sounds from the Longhorns after the close loss:

HC Charlie Strong

On the difference between the two halves:“Our offense held the football, and we were able to keep their offense off the field [in the first half]. Then we just got a third down and we were able to get off the field,” Strong said. “In the second half we were not able to keep the ball away from them. Then our drives were stopping.”

On the Oklahoma’s kickoff return for a touchdown: “The wind didn’t contribute at all,” Strong said. “We had two guys just fall down. They have to get up off the ground and go make a tackle. He just ran right past them.”

On the Red River Rivalry environment: “Well it is a great environment and when you come into the stadium and see all the fans lined up,” Strong said. “This is one of those games where record really doesn’t matter, you put the records aside.”

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