Vertuno on Longhorns: Streak or fluke?


Wednesday, October 4th 2006, 5:29 am
By: News On 6


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Some University of Texas football fans are wondering if UT's 45-12 win over Oklahoma last year was the beginning of streak or just a fluke.

Texas coach Mack Brown says he's glad the spotlight on the game is no longer focused on him and the 5 game losing streak to the Sooners. But a loss and a return to the bitter days of 2000 through 2004 would have Texas fans gnashing their teeth again.

Last season the Longhorns won the national championship, something that hadn't happened in 36 years. The Sooners are on the schedule every October.

That means Longhorns fans want to win this game and party at the State Fair of Texas every year, not listen to Boomer Sooner ringing in their ears.

Brown is 87-20 at Texas. He regularly beats most other Big 12 team and hasn't lost to the Longhorns' other big rival, Texas A&M, since 1999.