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Texas' D.J. Monroe (26) returns a kickoff for touchdown during a college football game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the University of Texas (UT) at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman