After blowout, Texas next for Sooners

Monday, September 25th 2006, 4:46 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Look out, Texas. Oklahoma is coming off its biggest blowout in nearly 3 years, and the Sooners still aren't happy.

Oklahoma pummeled Middle Tennessee 59-0 Saturday in its most lopsided victory since a 77-0 rout of Texas A&M on November 8, 2003.

The win was both a statement, after OU's 34-33 loss at Oregon that turned on an onside kick incorrectly awarded to the Ducks, and a gauge of where the 16th ranked Sooners stand heading into their rivalry game against 7th ranked Texas in 2 weeks.

OU coach Bob Stoops says that he likes the way the Sooners are working, their attitude and their desire to improve.

The Sooners are 3-1 and have a bye week to prepare for the 101st Red River Rivalry showdown in Dallas on October 7th.

Meanwhile, the Longhorns, who also are 3-1, will squeeze in a game against Sam Houston State. That's the Division 1 AA school where Rhett Bomar transferred after being dismissed last month as OU's quarterback for breaking NCAA rules.