The Longhorns had just minimized the damage after Iowa State drove inside their 5-yard line, holding the Cyclones to a field goal with less than four minutes remaining last week.
Texas, down 30-24, had a chance to avoid a defeat that might’ve elevated the stock prices of moving companies at a time when Mack Brown tries to hang on to his job. As the Longhorns gathered for one last possession, Case McCoy walked into the huddle with a look that belied his modest accomplishments over the years.
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RED RIVER RIVALRY
Texas vs. 12-Oklahoma, 11 a.m. Saturday, Cotton Bowl, ABC, 1300, 98.1
A CASE HISTORY
Case McCoy, who’ll make his ninth career start on Saturday, has played in two career Red River Rivalry matchups with Oklahoma:
2011: Alternating with David Ash, McCoy was 9 of 16 for 116 yards. He was sacked three times and lost two fumbles in a 55-17 Sooners victory.
2012: Replacing Ash late, McCoy was 5 of 8 for 102 yards, throwing TDs to Mike Davis and John Harris in the final five minutes of OU’s 63-21 win.
MCCOY, THIS YEAR
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