DALLAS (KXAN) - Texas looked like the team many expected to see all season and gave Mack Brown a result against Oklahoma he hasn’t witnessed in four years.
The Longhorns scored on offense, defense and special teams and beat No. 12 Oklahoma 36-20 at the Cotton Bowl Saturday in a game they never trailed.
Case McCoy started in place of David Ash and threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns.
Daje Johnson – a sophomore from Round Rock – blew the game open in the third quarter, returning a punt 85 yards for a touchdown to give Texas a 29-13 lead.
The Texas defense bottled up Oklahoma all afternoon and scored the first touchdown. Senior defensive tackle Chris Whaley intercepted a Blake Bell pass and returned it for a touchdown. Whaley – recruited to Texas to play running back – dragged Bell across the goal line to give Texas a 10-3 first quarter lead.
McCoy hit Marcus Johnson for a 59-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter to extend the lead to 17-3. The deep pass down the sideline came on a 3rd and six. Texas was efficient on third down most of the afternoon, going 11 for 18.
A pair of Anthony Fera field goals in between a Sooners’ touchdown put Texas ahead 23-10 at the half. Texas outgained Oklahoma 303-108 yards in the first half.
Geneo Grissom returned a McCoy interception 54 yards to cut the Texas lead to 30-26 at the 10:07 mark of the fourth quarter. The interception was the first of the season thrown by McCoy.
Oklahoma would drive in to the Texas red zone with six minutes to go, but Jackson Jeffcoat sacked Bell on fourth down to put the game away for good.
Texas improves to 4-2 and 3-0 in the Big 12. They take a week off before returning to the Dallas metroplex to play at TCU on Oct. 26.
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