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Brent Venables After Historic Texas Loss: ‘I’ve Not Done a Great Job’

The Oklahoma Sooners got crushed in the Red River Rivalry on Saturday, losing to Texas 49-0. OU was shut out for the first time since 1998 against Texas A&M and this loss was the most-lopsided defeat in Red River Rivalry history.

After the loss, Brent Venables wasn’t trying to sugarcoat anything, saying, “Obviously, I’ve not done a great job.”

Venables, who is the first Oklahoma coach ever to debut 0-3 in conference play, added, “Really disappointed with how we coached and played today. Hats off to Texas.”


Texas deserves credit for their performance, but Oklahoma is playing terrible football on both sides of the ball as they fall to 0-3 in Big 12 play. Offensively, OU passed for a total of 38 yards today and were outgained 585-195. Oklahoma quarterback Davis Beville was 6-12 with an interception, but credit the Longhorn defense which tallied three sacks, 11 tackles for loss, and held Oklahoma to just 3.3 yards per play.

Meantime, OU is now giving up over 48 points per game in three Big 12 games and over 1,700 total yards of offense through three games against Kansas State, TCU and Texas.

And to put this into historical perspective, this is the worst shutout loss ever for Oklahoma (regardless of opponent), along with being the first time ever Oklahoma has lost two games in a row by at least 30 points, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

The Sooners have lost more than three conference games only seven times in 108 years of conference play (Southwest, Missouri Valley, Big 6, Big 7, Big 8, Big 12). And now with Kansas on deck next week, the chance that they reach No. 4 by next Saturday is far from inconceivable.

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