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This time, OU's Brian Jackson able to outrun QB and score on fumble return

BY DAVID UBBEN, Staff Writer, dubben@opubco.com Modified: November 15, 2009 at 7:19 am •  Published: November 15, 2009

Brian Jackson wasn't going to let the quarterback get to him this time.

On the opening possession of Oklahoma's 65-10 win over Texas A&M, Jackson scooped up a Texas A&M fumble at the Oklahoma 47-yard line, and had just Aggie quarterback Jerrod Johnson to beat.

A month ago, against Texas, Jackson picked off Longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy, but McCoy saved the touchdown — and the game — with a tackle to preserve the Longhorns' 16-13 lead late in the fourth quarter.

This time, Jackson raced past the quarterback, streaking 53 yards for the touchdown just 98 seconds into the game.

"I was kind of excited when I picked it up, because all I saw was grass. I saw the same thing at Texas," Jackson said. "McCoy came out of nowhere, but I guess Johnson didn't have as good of an angle."

Defensive end Frank Alexander swung A&M running back Christine Michael to the ground on the play and sent the ball sputtering into the secondary, where it bounced into Jackson's hands as he was already headed to the end zone.

"I was just like, 'Run!'" Jackson said. "Like when you're a little kid and you're playing Little Leagues. You're just like, 'Run!'"


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