Texas beats No. 1 Sooners; Michigan upset

Published 11:53 pm Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mack Brown can finally say he’s done something in the Texas-Oklahoma game that Bob Stoops hasn’t — pulled off an upset. And it’s a big one.

Brown’s Longhorns grabbed some second-half momentum by foiling a fake punt Saturday, then Colt McCoy and the defense built on it, carrying No. 5 Texas to a 45-35 victory over No. 1 Oklahoma.

The Longhorns outscored the Sooners 25-7 after stopping the trickery, and their half of the record crowd of 92,182 fans loved every bit of it.

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With the win, Texas (6-0, 2-0 Big 12) grabs the inside track in both the conference and national championship races.

Toledo 13, Michigan 10

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Holy Toledo.

K.C. Lopata missed a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left, giving the Rockets a 13-10 win over the once-mighty Michigan Wolverines, who are off to their worst start in 41 years.

Alex Steigerwald’s career-long 48-yard field goal bounced off the crossbar to put Toledo ahead early in the fourth quarter and it came up short on a fourth down to make a comeback possible for college football’s winningest team.

Michigan seemed to set up overtime by driving to the Rockets 9, but Lopata’s chip shot from the right side of the field sailed to the left of the uprights.

The Wolverines (2-4) has its worst six-game record since 1967, two years before Bo Schembechler started coaching them, and their streak of playing in 33 straight bowls is in jeopardy.