DALLAS — While Baker Mayfield strutted around the Cotton Bowl, posing for selfies and doffing the Golden Hat Trophy (but stopping short of planting any flags at midfield), Sam Ehlinger shook the cobwebs of a brutal fourth-quarter tackle and tried to gather himself for postgame media interviews.
“Incredible,” Ehlinger said.
Saturday’s Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl belonged to Mayfield and No. 12 Oklahoma, a riveting 29-24 Sooners triumph that will go down as one of the classics in a series already full of them.
“That’s why they call it the Red River Rivalry,” Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said. “What a great game. The atmosphere was electric.”
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