Longhorns Get Past The Cowboys
Saturday, November 3rd 2007, 7:42 pm
News On 6
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Texas did it to Oklahoma State again.
Ryan Bailey kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Longhorns to a 38-35 victory Saturday and cap another wild comeback by Texas against the Cowboys.
For the second straight week, Jamaal Charles led a late charge for the 14th-ranked Longhorns. He scored two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter as Texas outscored Oklahoma State 24-0 in the final 15 minutes.
The Longhorns twice trailed by 21 points, including a 35-14 deficit entering the fourth quarter. It's the fourth time in five years Texas (8-2, 4-2 Big 12 Conference) has staged a big rally to beat Oklahoma State (5-4, 3-2).
In 2003, Oklahoma State led 16-7 in the first quarter but Texas won 55-16. That was nothing compared to what was to come in this rivalry.
In Austin in 2004, Oklahoma State sprinted to a 35-7 first-half lead before Texas roared back for a 56-35 win.
In 2005, the season Texas won the national title, the Longhorns trailed 28-9 in the first half in Stillwater, but rallied to win 47-28 behind Vince Young.
This time Charles, who scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns in a comeback win over Nebraska last week, was the star. He scored on a 17-yard run with 11:40 left and reeled off a 75-yard touchdown jaunt with 7:30 left, pulling the Longhorns within 35-28. Charles finished with 16 carries for 180 yards.
A 60-yard pass from Colt McCoy to Jordan Shipley led to a 1-yard touchdown run by Vondrell McGee that tied the game with 3:22 left.
Oklahoma State kicker Jason Ricks sent a 34-yard field-goal attempt wide right with 1:13 left.
McCoy, who finished 20 of 27 passing for 282 yards and rushed 16 times for 106 yards, guided the Longhorns into position for Bailey's game-winner, the second of his career. It was McCoy's first career 100-yard rushing effort.