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Saturday's Best
WEEK 9
 
GAME OF THE DAY: TEXAS 47, OKLAHOMA ST. 28
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Vince Young
Texas 47,
Oklahoma St. 28
THE GAME: It should come as no surprise that an Oklahoma team would threaten Texas' status as No. 1 team in the BCS, given the Longhorns' recent history. However, the Sooner hex is gone. Now, if only Mack Brown & Co. could figure a way to wake up for the first half against Oklahoma State. After falling behind 35-7 last year only to roar back for a 56-35 victory, the Longhorns dropped behind 28-9 and looked lost Saturday in Stillwater. Vince Young, however, who had a rough first half wasn't about to let the undefeated season slip away. Let by the incredibly versatile QB, who accounted for more than 500 yards overall (267 rushing) by himself, the Longhorns stormed back and downed the Cowboys, 47-28. From the low points last year and this year (35-7 and 28-9), the Longhorns outscored OSU, 87-0. Overall, the last three second halves against the Cowboys have seen the Longhorns run up a 118-0 advantage.

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    PLAYERS OF THE DAY: Brian Calhoun, Wisconsin
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    Brian Calhoun
    Wisconsin 41
    Illinois 24
    THE PLAYER: Brian Calhoun is the unlikely, unsung Heisman candidate who just keeps on plugging away. The Wisconsin RB put up 197 yards and five TDs against floundering Illinois. For the transfer from Colorado, it was the second five-TD performance of the season. Calhoun, who has seven 100-yard games this season, sealed the victory with a 46-yard scoring run on the first play from scrimmage in the fourth quarter. Calhoun has 21 touchdowns (19 rushing, two receiving) on the season. Honorable mention goes to Miami's Tyrone Moss, who had 195 yards on the ground and four TDs (three after halftime) in the Hurricanes' 34-16 ACC victory over North Carolina.

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    MOMENT OF THE DAY: Olson Gets Big 1st Down
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    Drew Olson
    UCLA 30
    Stanford 27 (OT)
    THE MOMENT: Just a typical Pac-10 Saturday for Karl Dorrell and undefeated UCLA. This time, they fell behind 24-3 at Stanford with 8:26 left in the fourth quarter. Drew Olson then works his magic drawing UCLA within 24-17. With less than a minute left, the Bruins faced a fourth-and-2 from the Stanford 6. Olson winds Joe Cowan for 5 yards. Maurice Drew plows in from the 1 for the score to force overtime. Not to make it easy for the Bruins, Stanford kicks a field goal to take a 27-24 lead in OT. Olson, however, wasn't about to let UCLA leave on the short side of the scoreboard. He finds Brandon Breazell from 23 yards out for a 30-27 victory, the Bruins' fourth fourth-quarter comeback of the season and running their mark to 8-0.

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