Oklahoma Game Photo Gallery -- Defense
Texas defensive backs coach Duane Akina talks to (from left to right) Dakarai Pearson, Michael Huff, Cedric Griffin and Nathan Vasher. The UT DBs combined for three INTs on the day. (PHOTO by Will Gallagher/Inside Texas)
Dakarai Pearson makes a leaping INT of Nate Hybl in the second quarter. The Longhorn free safety finished with two picks on the day. (PHOTO by Will Gallagher/Inside Texas)
OU TE Trent Smith's TD with just seconds left in the first half gave the Sooners a huge boost going into the lockerroom. The Texas defense seemed to be the only people in the Cotton Bowl that didn't expect Smith, who was wide open, to get the call on the play. Terrible kickoff coverage after the Horns went up 14-3, though, gave Oklahoma the short field that resulted in the TD. (PHOTO by Will Gallagher/Inside Texas)
Derrick Johnson picks off Hybl in the third quarter as Longhorn fans erupt in the background. That joy would be short-lived. Chris Simms threw his third INT of the game just moments later, setting up the Sooners for the go-ahead score. The Horns' sophomore LB has an INT in each of the last two games. (PHOTO by Will Gallagher/Inside Texas)
Longhorn defenders swarm OU RB Quentin Griffin for one of the few times all day. Griffin absolutely destroyed the Texas D (for the second time in three years), gaining 248 yards on 32 carries (7.75 per). (PHOTO by Will Gallagher/Inside Texas)
A more telling shot of Griffin with figuratively acres of green in front of him with almost no Longhorn white to stop him. (PHOTO by Will Gallagher/Inside Texas)
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