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Sooners survive hotly contested Red River Rivalry game

Originally Published: October 6, 2007
By Mark Wangrin | Special to ESPN.com

DALLAS -- DeMarco Murray wasn't exactly a nobody before Saturday, but the Oklahoma Sooners redshirt freshman was third on the depth chart at running back, not the kind of credentials that normally translate into a player becoming a big-game icon.

Funny thing about the Oklahoma-Texas rivalry, though: It has a knack for turning heroes into gods, yes, but it also allows virtual nobodies to be heroes.

On Saturday, Murray found a spot in that pantheon, rushing for 129 yards, including ...

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