Big play number two: The Longhorns led 21-10 in the fourth period when Thompson tossed a swing pass to running back Adrian Peterson in the right flat. Peterson deflected the pass with his right hand, then stopped running, assuming an incomplete pass. Texas defensive back Aaron Ross plucked the ball from the turf and ran it in from the 3 yard-line for the Texas touchdown. Officials reviewed the play and determined that Thompson's pass was thrown from the 12 yard-line and was deflected by Peterson at the 12 yard-line, resulting in the fumble.
Turnovers: Oklahoma turned the ball over five times in the ballgame, losing three of six fumbles in addition to Thompson's two interceptions by Ross.
Aaron Ross got up on the right side of the bed Saturday: Whatever Ross ate for breakfast, he needs to do it again next against week prior to the Baylor game. In addition to two interceptions, he also returned a backward pass for a touchdown for the Longhorns.
Injury report: Offensive lineman Cedric Dockery first left the game in the first quarter, jogging off the field slowly with a leg injury. Later in the quarter, he was helped to the sideline. Ironically, coach Mack Brown, who had a knee replaced during the spring, was hobbling more than most of his players Saturday. "I was hurting a little bit," Brown admitted. "This was an important week, so I guess I was on my feet more than usual with pep rallies and that kind of thing. Thank goodness my performance didn't really matter in this game."
Charles starts: After an opening kickoff by Selvin Young that was carried past the Texas 40 yard-line, running back Jamaal Charles was given his first start of the year. Charles is the third running back to start for the Longhorns this year. Henry Melton started against Sam Houston when Young and Charles rested injuries, and Young started the other games. Charles gained 65 yards on 12 carries, while Young gained 60 yards on 11 carries.
Colt's numbers: Quarterback Colt McCoy enjoyed the most important win of his career against the Sooners. The redshirt freshman completed 11 of 18 passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns, one apiece to Limas Sweed and Jordan Shipley.
Grading the run 'D': Texas entered the game with one of the best rushing defenses in the country, and did nothing to change that status against the Sooners. Peterson picked up 109 yards on 25 carries, but gained only 38 yards in the second half, when he normally gains the majority of his yardage.
Chronicling Thompson: Sooners quarterback Paul Thompson completed 15 of 27 passes for 206 yards, no touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.
No kick returns for touchdowns...again: The Longhorns have gone 64 games without allowing a kickoff return for a touchdown, and no opponent has returned a punt for a score in 91 games.
Opening drive streak intact: The Longhorns have now held their opponents scoreless on the opening drive in the last 22 consecutive games.
Runs = wins: Texas is 75-1 when outrushing opponents in the Mack Brown era. That does not include Saturday, when Oklahoma and Texas each rushed for 124 yards.
Johnson's perfect: Johnson extended his personal streak of consecutive PAT kicks made to 59, including 27 in a row with Vanderbilt in 2002. He is now 59-of-59 on PAT kicks for his career, including 28-of-28 at Texas.
A look at Limas: Sweed has caught a pass in 27 of his 30 games, and caught two passes for 38 yards and a touchdown Saturday. He has logged three-or-more receptions in eight of UT's last 10 games. Sweed's touchdown catch was the 11th of his career. He has caught at least one TD pass in five of UT's six games in 2006.
First half frenzy: UT has outscored opponents 152-38 in the first half in 2006.
Time passages: UT has won the time of possession battle in all five games of the 2006 season until Saturday, when Oklahoma out possessed them 32:46 to 27:14.
Pickin' and grinnin': After going without an interception in the first three games, UT has hauled in two interceptions in each of the last three games.
Halftime heroes: Texas has held a lead at halftime in nine of its last 11 games.