After Spurning Longhorns, Kelly Catches Game-Winner For Sooners


Sunday, October 7th 2007, 7:30 pm
By: News On 6


DALLAS (AP) _ After growing up in the Texas family, Malcolm Kelly switched sides for a better chance at winning the Red River Rivalry.

Without him, 6th-ranked Oklahoma might never have come away with their latest victory in the century-old series.

Kelly caught the game-winning 35-yard pass in the fourth quarter Saturday as OU beat Texas 28-21, then stuck around to savor it.

Even as an announcement over the public address system warned everyone to leave the Cotton Bowl because of an impending thunderstorm, Kelly was posing near midfield for another photo and soaking in his first win over the 23rd-ranked Longhorns.

Kelly, who grew up going to games in Austin to watch his brother, Chris Smith, play for Texas, said earlier this week the only reason he decided to cross the Red River was because the Sooners had won five straight in the series before it was time for him to choose a college.

But since Kelly arrived, OU had been 0-2 against the Longhorns before Saturday.