Texas Upsets No. 1 Sooners

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 11, 2008 9:45 PM CDT
Texas running back Cody Johnson (31) scores against Oklahoma on a two-yard run during the fourth quarter.   (Tony Gutierrez)
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(Newser) – This year, the storied Red River rivalry between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners lived up to the hype. No. 5 Texas trailed nearly all game, but QB Colt McCoy grabbed control in the fourth quarter and refused to let go, pulling away for a 45-35 victory over the top-ranked Sooners. "It was a game when every time somebody made a play, the other team would get more excited," said Texas coach Mack Brown. "It was one of the greatest football games I've ever seen."

Texas trailed by 11 twice in the first half and by 8 in the third quarter before spoiling a fake punt and turning it into a go-ahead field goal. It was the first time all season the mighty Sooners were behind, and they answered by regaining the lead. Then McCoy came right back with another go-ahead score, and his defense kept Oklahoma's Sam Bradford from finding an answer.