Oklahoma led almost the entire game. Its quarterback, Sam Bradford, threw five touchdown passes. Its defense registered nine tackles for loss.
But somehow, for some reason, the top-ranked Sooners didn’t win.
The reason: Colt McCoy wears burnt orange, not crimson. McCoy suits up for No. 5 Texas, and he left no doubt Saturday that he’s the heart and soul of a Longhorns team that rallied for a dazzling 45-35 victory in the Red River Rivalry.
Asked what defines Texas, Sooners cornerback Brian Jackson replied: “Definitely Colt McCoy. He just dominated.”