Texas Overcomes the Odds and Tops No. 12 Oklahoma

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Brian Bahr/Getty Images(DALLAS) — Texas, a two-touchdown underdog, controlled the game from beginning to end as it upset No. 12 Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry 36-20 Saturday.

The win snaps the Longhorns’ three-game losing streak to the Sooners and should quiet some of the talk surrounding the fate of Texas head coach Mack Brown.

Case McCoy, who started at quarterback for the second straight week in place of the injured David Ash, completed 13 of 21 passes for 190 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the win.

“He did a great job,” Brown said of McCoy. “Case handled every situation that came up even with the interception for a touchdown on a screen which was unfortunate. He came right back out there and led our team.”

The Longhorns’ defense came to play forcing three Oklahoma turnovers, including a 31-yard interception return for a touchdown by defensive tackle Chris Whaley.

Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) had its 10-game Big 12 win streak snapped.

Johnathan Gray rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns in the win, as Texas (4-2, 3-0 Big 12) has now won three straight.

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