ARLINGTON — Oklahoma managed a 39-27 victory over Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game on Saturday, but it didn’t come without a cost.
All-Big 12 receiver Marquise Brown left the game with a lower-body injury on the final play of the third quarter. Thanks to a big play by Grant Calcaterra, the Sooners won anyway — but Brown’s status will be a concern going forward.
“Marquise wasn’t able to come back,” coach Lincoln Riley said. “I don’t know anything further. It’s a lower-body injury, we’ll see how it goes.”
Brown was spotted with crutches while the Sooners were recognized on ABC at AT&T Stadium but ditched them at some point during the celebration. He was then wearing a protective boot.
Brown struggled when he did play, but was still a factor in taking the top off of Texas’ defense. He finished with five catches for 54 yards on 10 targets.
“Marquise was hot early, had a couple things dialed up to him, we were close on a couple more and didn’t quite make the play,” Riley said.
In Brown’s absence, it was sophomore tight end Calcaterra who made the big play. With two minutes left, Calcaterra made a one-handed catch on third-and-9 that put the Sooners up by two scores and effectively ended the game.
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