TEXAS 38 - OKLAHOMA 28

1999 Game

Texas

OU

First Downs

26

20

Rushing Yards

225

15

Passes

22-47-0

32-49-3

Passing Yards

328

315

Total Offense

553

330

Punts

5-32.4

5-44.6

Fumbles

1

1

Penalties

14-125

13-102

GAME STORY
DALLAS (AP) -- Major Applewhite passed for three touchdowns and Hodges Mitchell rushed for 204 yards
and a TD as No. 23 Texas rallied from a 17-0 first-quarter deficit to beat Oklahoma 38-28 Saturday.

Applewhite's third touchdown pass, an 18-yarder to Ryan Nunez, capped a 99-yard fourth-quarter drive
for the final touchdown with 8:16 left to play.

That score killed any momentum Oklahoma had gained after Sooners kicker Tim Duncan scored a
touchdown on fake field goal that pulled the Sooners within three, 31-28.

Applewhite won the battle between the Big 12's best passing teams, finishing with 328 yards in a game
that lasted over four hours with both teams airing it out.

Texas (5-2, 2-1 Big 12) got 111 receiving yards from Montrell Flowers on four receptions. Antwone Savage
had 100 yards and one touchdown on six catches for Oklahoma (3-2, 1-1).

Applewhite, who committed six turnovers in a 35-17 loss last week to Kansas State, stayed tough against
a furious Oklahoma pass rush to finish 22-of-47 passing with no interceptions or fumbles.

Oklahoma quarterback Josh Heupel completed 31 of 48 attempts for 311 yards and two touchdowns but
couldn't rally the Sooners after they fell behind.

Oklahoma's last drive ended on the Texas 15 when Heupel threw his third interception of the game to a
diving Ahmad Brooks.

It was the second time in as many weeks the Sooners let an opponent rally to win. Oklahoma led Notre
Dame 30-14 in the second half last week before the Irish rallied to win 34-30.

Heupel was sharp at the beginning, however, as the game had the early makings of an Oklahoma rout.

The Sooners used a variety of multiple receiver formations -- including one with six receivers and three
down linemen -- to confuse a Texas defense which came into the game rated 10th best in the nation.

Heupel gave Oklahoma a 7-0 lead 29 seconds into the game when he hit Savage with a 44-yard
touchdown pass on the second play from scrimmage.

The Sooners led 17-0 after Duncan's 43-yard field goal and a 30-yard scoring pass from Heupel to Jarrail
Jackson.

Heupel passed for 181 yards in the first quarter before Texas' defense could catch its breath.

Texas patiently closed the deficit behind three Kris Stockton field goals of 46, 41 and 37 yards before
Applewhite hit Nunez with an 11-yard touchdown with 49 seconds left in the first half. Applewhite hit
Nunez again for the 2-point conversion to complete the rally and tie it at 17-17.

Texas went ahead in the third quarter on a 21-yard TD run by Mitchell and led 31-20 after Kwame Cavil
took a flanker screen 48 yards up the middle for another score.

The Sooners closed to within a field goal on Duncan's 4-yard touchdown catch from holder Patrick
Fletcher on the fake field goal.

Oklahoma drove 80 yards on 10 plays for the touchdown, getting three first downs on defensive penalties
against Texas.

After giving up big yardage in the first quarter, the Texas defense tightened up and allowed just 157
yards the rest of the game. The Longhorns held Oklahoma to just 15 yards rushing on 18 carries.