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Comparing statistics for Texas and Oklahoma ahead of the Red River Shootout

Joe Cook10/04/22
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(Will Gallagher/Inside Texas)

The week circled on the calendar by every fan of the Longhorns or Sooners is finally here. Texas and Oklahoma square off in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas for the annual Red River Shootout this Saturday at 11 a.m.

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The two teams have traversed different paths to Week 6. Oklahoma started 3-0 against a middling non-conference schedule before suffering back-to-back losses versus Kansas State and at TCU. The Horned Frogs issued a beatdown to the Sooners in every phase, and even knocked OU quarterback Dillon Gabriel out of the game with an illegal hit.

Texas started 2-1, facing No. 1 Alabama and a game UTSA squad. The first time the Longhorns hit the road, they fell in overtime at the hands of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Longhorns got back on track last week versus West Virginia, setting up a battle of two 3-2 teams at the Fair Park.

Quarterback health is the story to watch this week, but so too are the stats put together by the Longhorns in Year 2 of Steve Sarkisian and the Sooners in Year 1 under Brent Venables.

Here are the numbers to know, including some advanced statistics from various outlets.

Texas overall SP+ ranking: No. 5
OU overall SP+ ranking: No. 6

Texas defensive SP+ ranking: No. 23
OU defensive SP+ ranking: No. 30

Texas offensive SP+ ranking: No. 7
OU overall SP+ ranking: No. 5

Texas special teams SP+ ranking: No. 35
OU special teams SP+ ranking: No. 8

Texas overall FEI ranking: No. 6
OU overall FEI ranking: No. 16

Texas offensive FEI ranking: No. 10
OU offensive FEI ranking: No. 6

Texas defensive FEI ranking: No. 22
OU defensive FEI ranking: No. 57

Texas special teams FEI ranking: No. 10
OU special teams FEI ranking: No. 24

Texas ESPN FPI ranking: No. 6
OU ESPN FPI ranking: No. 19

Texas strength of schedule ranking:, per ESPN: No. 8
OU strength of schedule ranking, per ESPN: No. 54

Red = bad, blue = good

Texas total offense: T-61 – 417.4 yards per game
OU total offense: No. 18 – 481.4 yards per game

Texas total defense: No. 63 – 366.8 yards per game
OU total defense: No. 109 – 423.0 yards per game

Texas rushing defense: No. 44 – 120.2 yards per game
OU rushing defense: No. 119 – 198.2 yards per game

Texas rushing offense: No. 69 – 154.4 yards per game
OU rushing offense: No. 15 – 220.8 yards per game

Texas passing offense: No. 46 – 263.0 yards per game
OU passing offense: No. 50 – 260.6 yards per game

Texas passing yards allowed: No. 90 – 246.6 yards per game
OU passing yards allowed: No. 65 – 224.8 yards per game

Texas 3rd down conversion percentage: No. 77 – 37 percent
OU 3rd down conversion percentage: No. 72 – 38.8 percent

Texas 3rd down conversion percentage defense: No. 94 – 41.9 percent
OU 3rd down conversion percentage defense: No. 89 – 40.5 percent

Texas 4th down conversion percentage: T-7 – 83.3 percent
OU 4th down conversion percentage: T-66 – 50 percent

Texas 4th down conversion percentage defense: No. 70 – 52.6 percent
OU 4th down conversion percentage defense: T-21 – 33.3 percent

Texas turnover margin: T-80 – -1
OU turnover margin: No. 28 – +4

Texas scoring offense: No. 32 – 36.8 ppg
OU scoring offense: T-30 – 37.0

Texas scoring defense: T-42 – 21.4 ppg
OU scoring defense: No. 67 – 25.2

Texas time of possession: No. 123 – 26:11
OU time of possession: No. 126 – 25:22

Texas net punting: No. 66 – 39.31
OU net punting: T-19 – 41.88

Texas punt return average: T-66 – 7.75 yards per return
OU punt return average: No. 12 – 15.88

Texas red zone offense: T-55 – 85.7 percent
OU red zone offense: T-16 – 94.4 percent

Texas red zone defense: T-97 – 88.2 percent
OU red zone defense: T-61 – 82.4 percent

Texas QB Quinn Ewers’ top performance: ULM – 16-of-24, 225 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Texas QB Hudson Card’s top performance: WVU – 21-of-27, 303 yards, 3 TD
OU QB Dillon Gabriel’s top performance: Kansas State – 26-for-39, 330 yards, 4 TD

Texas RB Bijan Robinson’s top performance: UTSA – 20 carries, 183 yards, 3 TD
OU RB Eric Gray’s top performance: Nebraska – 11 caries, 113 yards, 2 TD

Texas WR Xavier Worthy’s top performance: WVU – 7 catches, 119 yards, 2 TD, 1 passing TD
OU WR Marvin Mims‘ top performance: Kent State – 7 catches, 163 yards, 2 TD

Texas K Bert Auburn: 22-of-22 PAT, 10-of-12 FG, Long 49
OU K Zach Schmit: 24-of-24 PAT, 5-of-6 FG, Long 44