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BYU's Max Hall stuns No. 3 Oklahoma late; Sam Bradford hurt

Hall's seven-yard scoring pass to McKay Jacobson with 3 minutes 3 seconds to play lifts No. 20 Brigham Young, 14-13.

September 06, 2009|Associated Press

ARLINGTON, TEXAS — Max Hall threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to McKay Jacobson in the back of the end zone with 3 minutes 3 seconds left, giving No. 20-ranked Brigham Young a 14-13 victory over No. 3 Oklahoma on Saturday night in front of 75,437 at Cowboys Stadium.

The Sooners' last hope to recover ended when Tress Way came up short on a 54-yard field goal with 1:23 to play.

Sooners quarterback Sam Bradford, the Heisman Trophy winner last season, sprained his throwing shoulder when he was tackled by linebacker Coleby Clawson in the closing seconds of the first half. Bradford was replaced by Landry Jones.

"I don't know if we can measure it now," said Coach Bronco Mendenhall, who opened his fifth season with his biggest victory and one of the best in program history. "All I can say is I'm very proud of this football team."

The Cougars won at least 10 games each of the last three years, helping regain some of their national profile, but they'd lost 12 games in a row to ranked nonconference opponents. Their last such win was over No. 1 Miami in 1990.

"This is unbelievable, playing a game like this, having a chance to drive down the field and score," Hall said.

Hall was 26 of 38 for 329 yards and two touchdowns. The numbers that matter most: a 16-play, 78-yard drive that included converting a fourth and four and throwing the winning touchdown after being shoved back from the two on a delay-of-game penalty.

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