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Texas' Joe Bergeron (24) fights off Oklahoma State's Shamiel Gary (7) 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. Oklahoma State lost 41-36. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman