KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the slightest moments, for just a fraction of time, this game felt a little like 2003.
DeMarco Murray got hurt on the opening kickoff. Bob Stoops played it a little safe on the opening drive and settled for a field goal. The Schooner got stuck on the Arrowhead Stadium turf. Missouri seemed to be putting up a fight.
And somewhere deep in the heart of Texas, Mack Brown and the Longhorns had to allow themselves to think that these irresistible Sooners could be felled, just as the indestructible Sooners of ’03 were cold-cocked by Kansas State in KC.