Texas-OU Game 2009 Update: Sooners lead Longhorns 6-3 at Halftime

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The Oklahoma Sooners lead the Texas Longhorns 6-3 at halftime of their annual Red River Rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

The game has been dominated by swarming defense and sloppy offense at the two teams have combined for five turnovers, 13 penalties, numerous fumbles, and special teams errors.

Texas has totaled only 99 yards of offense through the first half, most of which came near the end of the half when they had great field position due to two OU special teams fumbles. In comparison, the Longhorns have called for 69 yards worth of penalties.

Oklahoma has 192 yards of total offense, with all of it coming through the air. The Sooners have -15 yards rushing in the first half and have been penalized five times for a total of 65 yards.

The Sooners will also be playing the rest of the game without Heisman-winning quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford was sacked on a corner blitz by Texas DB Aaron Williams during their second series in the 1st quarter and landed hard on his right shoulder, the same shoulder he injured in the first game of the season against BYU that forced him to miss about a month of action. Stoops told ABC at halftime that the injury appears to be the same as his previous injury.

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