#20 Oklahoma topped Texas in their Red River Showdown rivalry game 45-40 on Saturday afternoon. This is the third consecutive season where the winner of the game has been different.

Oklahoma's offensive explosion

The teams played a relatively quiet first half, combining for 27 points and sending Oklahoma into halftime with a slight 14-13 lead. The tranquility was shattered within five minutes of the second half with the teams trading long touchdowns. Texas quarterback Shane Buechele found Devin Duvernay for a 63-yard score to put Texas up. Oklahoma struck right back with Dede Westbrook's second touchdown of the day, weaving through the Texas defense for the 42-yard score.

Texas' Dorian Leonard then made a great bobbling catch and strode into the end zone to take the lead back. It would be Texas' last lead of the game.

Baker Mayfield would run in a short score before he again tossed a touchdown to Westbrook, his third of the day. Westbrook ended up with 232 receiving yards, a single-game record for the Sooners. Oklahoma would add two more touchdowns before holding off Texas on a last-second lateral play.

Charlie Strong's job security

The loss will only increase calls for Texas coach Charlie Strong to lose his job. The Longhorns have a very demanding fanbase and boosters who expect excellence from the Texas Football team every week. Strong won the Red River Showdown for his first major win last year, but much has changed since, and even in the past few weeks.

Texas surprisingly upset a no-longer prominent Notre Dame team to catapult into the Top 25, but have suffered losses at Cal and Oklahoma State since. Both performances reflected poorly on his defense, resulting in thedemotion of defensive coordinator Vance Bedford.

This game didn't reflect any better upon the defense.

Coming up next

Oklahoma has suddenly revived their chance at the playoffs by winning their past two games - they'll host Kansas State next Saturday afternoon. Texas will host Iowa State on Saturday night; if they lose, Strong will probably be out of a job.

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