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Texas Upsets No. 1 Sooners

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 11, 2008 9:45 PM CDT

(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."

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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. (Read more Texas Longhorns stories.)

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