No. 6 Texas claims control of Big 12 South

Monday, October 9th 2006, 6:31 am
By: News On 6

DALLAS (AP) _ Brian Robison donned the Golden Hat and Tully Janszen climbed a ladder to direct the Longhorn band.

And why not? Texas had reason to celebrate.

With a 28-to-10 win on Saturday, the Longhorns not only beat rival Oklahoma -- they put themselves in the driver's seat in the Big 12 South. The winner of the Red River rivalry game has won the division six of the past seven years.

The Longhorns moved up to Number Six in the AP poll Sunday. They've now won 17 straight conference games -- a streak that dates back to their 2004 loss to Oklahoma in Dallas.

But here's the best news for the Longhorns: They haven't lost a game in the post-Oklahoma stretch of the regular season since 2002.