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Oklahoma storms back to beat Texas on a last-minute touchdown

The Sooners completed a wild comeback to win 55-48 in a memorable Red River Rivalry.
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Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams (13) looks to pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

DALLAS — The Cotton Bowl just witnessed one of the best Red River Rivalry games of all-time.

No. 6 Oklahoma stormed back from a 41-23 deficit in the 2nd half to win 55-48 over No. 21 Texas.

Kennedy Brooks scored what was essentially a walk-off touchdown on a 33-yard score with three seconds left.

It was an epic comeback led by freshman QB Caleb Williams, who replaced starter Spencer Rattler after a shaky start from the junior.

The Longhorns jumped all over Oklahoma at the start. Xavier Worthy took a 75-yard TD to the house on the opening play from scrimmage to give Texas the 7-0 lead. 

Two touchdown passes from Casey Thompson to Josh Moore and a Bijan Robinson rush score later, and the Longhorns were up 28-7 after the first quarter. 

Williams made an immediate impact after coming in to start the 2nd quarter though, and that started to turn the tide a bit. 

Right at the beginning of the quarter, Williams showed off his wheels, breaking a 67-yard TD run to get the Sooners back in the ballgame at 28-14.

The team traded mostly field goals after that until it was 41-23 Texas late in the 3rd quarter.

After that, the Sooners turned the heat up at the Cotton Bowl.

Williams found his stud receiver Marvin Mims for incredible touchdowns of 14 and 52 yards. Spencer Rattler came in for the two-point conversion, and the successful attempt made it 41-41.

On the ensuing kick off, the wheels fully came off for Texas. A fumble on the return set the Sooners up with great field position to take the lead.

And that they did.

Kennedy Brooks scampered into the end zone from 18 yards out to give Oklahoma its first lead of the game, 48-41 mid-way through the 4th.

Texas did have one more answer though. Thompson found Worthy for one more big touchdown, a 31-yard toss, to tie things up at 48 with just under 90 seconds left.

But Oklahoma would march right back down in the time remaining. They went 72 yards in six plays, and capped it with Brooks' second TD run of the quarter to give the Sooners the comeback victory.

The win keeps Oklahoma undefeated on the season at 6-0, while Texas drops to 4-2.