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Good returns for No. 11 Oklahoma in 31-26 Red River rivalry victory over Texas

  • Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez (15) celebrates scoring a touchdown after intercepting a pass against Texas wide receiver Jacorey Warrick (11) and quarterback Tyrone Swoopes (18) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez (15) celebrates scoring a touchdown after intercepting a pass against Texas wide receiver Jacorey Warrick (11) and quarterback Tyrone Swoopes (18) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas head coach Charlie Strong, right, and Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops greet each other before an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Texas head coach Charlie Strong, right, and Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops greet each other before an NCAA college football game at the Cotton Bowl, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes (18) passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Texas quarterback Tyrone Swoopes (18) passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

Alex Ross had a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, Zack Sanchez scored on a 43-yard interception return and No. 11 Oklahoma held on for another bounce-back victory under coach Bob Stoops, beating Texas 31-26 in the Red River rivalry Saturday.

Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) used those big returns to go ahead to stay despite only 29 total yards in the first half. Trevor Knight threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard and Samaje Perine had a 13-yard TD run in the final 20 minutes.

Tyrone Swoopes threw his second touchdown pass to John Harris and ran 12 yards for a score for the Longhorns (2-4, 1-2) in a span of 3½ minutes in the fourth quarter.