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Oklahoma, A&M Clinch Place In Red River Final

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Oklahoma, A&M Clinch Place In Red River Final

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Oklahoma and Texas A&M clinched spots in the Red River Conference championships game in March after both won games Saturday.

A&M won big over Texas in the FTF / Eleven Sports Game of the Week, but had trouble regardless as sometimes they ran the phases nicely, and sometimes gave Texas the momentum after a poor pass or a miscommunication.

"I will give all the props to me props," said A&M Head Coach James Lowrey. "They guys who just work hard. We are in the final and we played well as times. What's important to me is they learn and adjust. If they learn to love the game then they will enjoy training and continue to improve."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Quick chat with two #texasam players after a big win over Texas.

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Hooker Thomas Batterson was a marvel, putting in a solid day's work all day. Lock Kade Ball was difficult to bring down, but it was an overall team effort, both good and bad, as the scoring was throughout the team.

Texas battled, and didn't let in soft tries until the fatigue started to take over.

Oklahoma, meanwhile, took care of Texas Tech 62-5. Lock Cullen Gordon scored four tries on the day, while fullback Shane Lindsay broke through for two tries that turned a 14-5 scoreline into a 26-5 lead for the Sooners.

North Texas went to 4-1 as UNT continues to improve. 

Texas dropped to 2-3, and Baylor is also 2-3. They play next week for 2nd in the Red River South.

Red River North W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
Oklahoma 5 0 0 284 31 253 5 0 25
North Texas 4 1 0 136 94 42 3 0 19
Texas Tech 0 6 0 66 300 -234 1 1 2
                   
Red River South W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
Texas A&M 6 0 0 321 69 252 6 0 30
Baylor 2 3 0 118 157 -39 2 0 10
Texas 2 3 0 132 235 -103 2 0 10
LSU 0 6 0 97 268 -171 1 0 1