NCAA Game Summary - Texas vs. Oklahoma |
(Saturday, October 7th)
Final Score: (7) Texas 28, (14) Oklahoma 10
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Colt McCoy completed 11-of-18 passes for 108
yards to go along with two touchdowns, to lead seventh-ranked Texas past 14th-
ranked Oklahoma, 28-10, in the 101st rendition of the Red River Rivalry at the
Limas Sweed and Jordan Shipley hauled in touchdown passes for the Longhorns
(5-1, 2-0 Big 12), who have won four straight.
Selvin Young ran for 60 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries while Jamaal
Charles had 65 yards on the ground in the victory.
"Today they lost five turnovers and we lost none and that's why the game got
to what it was," said Texas head coach Mack Brown. "Turnovers and kicking
game, rushing yards and explosiveness are always critical in a game like this,
but today the turnovers were absolutely huge."
Texas has now run off 17 straight victories against Big 12 foes.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 109 yards with a touchdown for the Sooners (3-2,
0-1), who have lost two of their last three games.
Oklahoma quarterback Paul Thompson went 15-of-27 for 209 yards and two
interceptions while Juaquin Iglesias hauled in five passes for 69 yards in the
"Unfortunately we had a lot of turnovers and self inflicted wounds that we
could not recover from in the second half," said Thompson.
Trailing 10-7 at halftime, the Longhorns scored two touchdowns in the third
quarter to take the lead.
Texas went ahead early in the third after McCoy completed a 33-yard TD pass to
Sweed, who made an over the shoulder grab along the left sideline and into the
end zone with 12:13 remaining in the third quarter to make it 14-10.
The Longhorns extended their lead to 21-10 after putting together an 11-play,
79-yard march down the field that ate up over five minutes of clock. Shipley
capped the scoring drive by hauling in a seven-yard touchdown pass in the
right corner of the end zone with 2:46 left in the third quarter.
On Oklahoma's ensuing possession, Iglesias fumbled the football at the
Longhorns' 15-yard line and Robe Killebrew scooped the ball up for Texas and
ran it out to the 40 with 12:28 on the fourth quarter clock.
After failing to cash in on the turnover and punting the ball back to the
Sooners, Texas did capitalize off an Oklahoma turnover on the next possession.
Aaron Ross of the Longhorns recovered a fumble deep in Sooners territory and
ran it in from three yards out to extend Texas' lead to 28-10 with 10:37
remaining in the contest.
"I'd like to congratulate Texas on an excellent football game and a really
heck of a game in the second half," said Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops. "They
did a great job taking care of the football. We did not. A lot of times you
can break a game down a million ways and nothing's ever more important than
With 7:24 remaining in the game, Ross intercepted Thompson and then picked off
Thompson again with under two minutes left to seal the victory for the
Texas got on the scoreboard first and made it 7-0 after Young ran in from 15
yards out with 7:47 remaining in the opening quarter. The Longhorns went 62
yards on nine plays during the scoring drive.
A 29-yard touchdown run by Peterson with 7:41 left in the second quarter tied
the game at 7-7 for the Sooners. The key play on the drive was Thompson
connecting with Jermai Gresham for 41 yards.
Garret Hartley drilled a 35-yard field goal with four seconds left in the
first half to put Oklahoma up 10-7. The Sooners put together a 63-yard, nine-
play drive that lasted 5:30 to put Hartley in field goal range.
Texas now holds a 57-39-5 advantage over Oklahoma in the all-time
series...Ross finished with two interceptions for the Longhorns...Sweed
finished with two catches for 38 yards while Shipley ended with two catches
for 17 yards...Oklahoma committed 11 penalties for 72 yards.
10/07 22:22:37 ET