- Max Olson, ESPN Staff Writer
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DALLAS – We’re only allowed to hand out three of these helmet stickers per week, but this week a case could be made for more than a dozen Longhorns following Texas’ stunning 36-20 rout of No. 12 Oklahoma. Here were the best of the best:
QB Case McCoy: At this point, can we even call it McCoy Magic anymore? The senior is playing with serious swagger at this point, and his team is rallying around him. McCoy had perhaps the two best touchdown throws in his career against OU and finished with 190 yards on 13-of-21 passing. We’ll kindly ignore the pick-six he threw in the fourth quarter, because it came on a tipped ball and the game was already over at that point.
DE Jackson Jeffcoat: So many standout defenders for Texas on Saturday, but Jeffcoat gets the helmet sticker, because he stepped up big. Hard to argue that Jeffcoat wasn’t the best player on the field against Oklahoma’s offense, and he racked up two sacks on the day, including the clincher when he took down Blake Bell on 4th and long deep in Texas territory. Offensive line was supposed to be one of OU’s advantages in this ballgame, but as the game progressed Jeffcoat and his fellow rushers got Bell rattled.
Texas offensive line: Fine, we’re breaking the rules and giving out seven helmet stickers today. Texas’ offensive line play was remarkable against the Sooners. Thanks to this unit’s best showing in a long time, Texas rushed for 255 yards against a Sooners defense that was giving up half that per game this season. And they did it without the help of two of their top four offensive tackles. Kudos to Donald Hawkins, Trey Hopkins, Dom Espinosa, Mason Walters and Kennedy Estelle.