Cowboys hope to avoid another Longhorn letdown


Tuesday, October 31st 2006, 5:39 am
By: News On 6


STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Considering the outcome of the last three games between Oklahoma State and Texas, coach Mike Gundy says he might not let his players leave the field at halftime this week.

The Longhorns have trailed at intermission in each game against the Cowboys, but they've outscored O-S-U 118-0 in the 2nd half for three come-from-behind wins.

In 2003, Texas scored 41 unanswered points in the second half to win 55-16. The next year, the deficit was 35-7 before Texas scored 49 in a row to win 56-35. And last year, the Longhorns scored 35 straight points in the second half to win 47-28.

This week isn't the first time the Cowboys have been focused on preventing second-half collapses. Fourth-quarter rallies by Kansas State and Texas A&M cost the Cowboys wins.

They finally were able to close out a big game when Nathan Peterson scored on a 19-yard fumble return to seal a 41-29 win against then-# 20 Nebraska on Saturday.