DALLAS – Spencer Rattler was replaced at quarterback by Tanner Mordecai in the second quarter of Oklahoma’s Red River rivalry game against Texas at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, on Saturday.
The Longhorns and Sooners are tied 17-17 at the end of the opening two quarters. Following live coverage on Fox Network.
Rattler, a redshirt freshman from Phoenix, Ariz., was replaced after he was picked off, while he struggle to get going in the air.
When he was pulled Rattler had just lost a fumble, which was his second turnover of the game, and his sixth in the past three games.
A Sooners training staff was seen working on Rattler’s arm on the sideline to perform a shoulder, but it remains to be seen if the move take out of the game was because of an injury.
Before he was replaced, Rattler was 8-for-13 passing for 74 YDS with a touchdown and an interception.
Mordecai, a redshirt sophomore from Waco, was 5-for-7 for 52 yards at halftime.
It is believe that Rattler, if he’s fit, will return to the game at some point during the second half.
During a conversation with an Oklahoma staff at halftime, he told SportingAlert.com that Rattler is available for the second half, but they want to see more from their quarterback.
The Sooners scored the first 10 points in the first quarter, but Texas scored 17 points in the second quarter to knot the contest at the interval.