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UT waits to crush Okie St.

October 30, 2005

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— At the very least, No. 2-ranked Texas could offer to pay for Oklahoma State's therapy bills.

For the third straight year, the Cowboys raced to an early lead against Texas, only to watch Vince Young overcome his own early mistakes and lead the Longhorns back.

Texas scored 38 unanswered points to erase a 19-point deficit in Young's eighth career second-half comeback - a 47-28 UT victory Saturday night.

"To come back the way we did and score like we did, I think this team still deserves to be the top team in the BCS," said Texas coach Mack Brown, whose team won its 15th straight game.

In their last three meetings, Texas has outscored the Cowboys 118-0 in the second half and has finished each game with obscene scoring streaks. UT scored 48 unanswered points in a 55-16 victory in 2003; 49 unanswered points in a 56-35 victory in 2004; and 38 unanswered points Saturday night.

But the Longhorns finally came out flat, and an Oklahoma State team that opened the Big 12 Conference season 0-4 took advantage in front of a homecoming crowd that included Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas.

Young ran 21 times for a career-high 267 yards, including touchdown runs of 80 and 8 yards in the third quarter.

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