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Oklahoma QB Caleb Williams Leads Crazy Comeback, Cover Over Texas

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Saturday’s clash between Oklahoma and Texas will go down as one of the greatest games ever played.

The Sooners pulled the plug on quarterback and preseason Heisman favorite Spencer Rattler late in the first half after the Longhorns went up 28-7.

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Backup quarterback Caleb Williams pulled the unthinkable, leading OU to a massive comeback — and cover — in a 55-48 win, culminating in the most dramatic finish for bettors imaginable.


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Williams — who didn’t even play football last season in high school due to COVID-19 — finished with an even 300 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns in the signature victory.

And his impact was felt immediately.

Williams took his first snap to the crib, housing a 66-yard quarterback draw on fourth down.


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Talk about an unbelievably clutch performance for the Sooners, who weren’t covering until late in the fourth quarter.

Texas quarterback Casey Thompson was epic in his own right, completing 20 of his 34 attempts for 388 yards and five scores. The Longhorns took an early 14-0 lead after a first-play passing touchdown, followed by a subsequent blocked punt.

In between that and the legendary cover, there were more than 1,110 yards and 103 combined points.

Good luck trying to top that finish the rest of the day.

Saturday marked the second straight barn burner in the Red River Rivalry, after Oklahoma won last year, 53-45, in quadruple overtime.

That was just the first cover against an FBS opponent all year for the Sooners. Their last win against the spread was back in Week 2 against Western Carolina.

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