ESPN Big 12 blog: Conference better off because of Mack Brown (Raider Buzz blog)

Texas never had looked so bad as it did the second week of the 1997 football season. 

By a final score tailor-made for a newspaper headline -- "Rout 66" -- UCLA ran John Mackovic's Longhorns off their own field, 66-3. Fans poured out of Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium well before halftime, scrambling to avoid seeing any more of the worst Texas loss since 1904. 

But Texas' darkest hour came just before the dawn. 

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