Thursday, October 26, 2006

Texas Longhorns Football 2006 Game 8 Highlights - Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Longhorns went to Lincoln, Nebraska for the third time since joining the Big 12. The first two games were nail-biting wins for the Horns and except for the snow, this one was no different.
The Texas defense has been banged up all year, but it turns out the bench is deep. Half full of freshman and back-ups, the defense dominated the Huskers and helped deliver another big win on the road.
Still, it predictably came down to kicking and turnovers. The wet ball led to seven fumbles with Texas recovering six of them (especially good since five of them were by Longhorns.) And hobbled starter Gregg Johnson missed two field goals and an extra-point before his injury forced him to the sideline. So the the game-winning kick was left to a walk-on with no previous game experience. In the final seconds of the game. In Lincoln.

Hook 'em.

Oh yeah, and Vince was there.

Texas - 22
Nebraska - 20

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Texas Longhorns Football 2006 Game 7 Highlights - Baylor

After last week's big game in Dallas, Coach Brown asked his team to play like it's the first game of the season... and in many ways, they did.

Baylor cornerback C.J. Wilson predicted an 'I-35 Surprise'. So on their first two drives, Baylor burned the shorthanded Texas defense and came away with two quick scores. Texas, on the other hand, needed four drives before they were able to come up with their second first down.
The first quarter ended with Baylor ahead of Texas 10-0. Surprise.

Texas opened the second quarter with a TD and went on to an easy win in an ugly blowout. The defense hit hard and scored twice on five turnovers, Colt McCoy threw for a school-record six touchdowns earning him the Cingular All-America Player of the Week Award, and Jermichael Finley turned a would-be interception into another spectacular touchdown.
So there was plenty to be proud of, but in the end it's hard to ignore the fact that Baylor scored more points against the Longhorns than Ohio State.

Baylor - 31
Texas - 63

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Texas Longhorns Football 2006 Game 6 Highlights - Oklahoma Sooners

The Texas Longhorns went in for halftime of the 101st Red River Shootout down 10-7.
Most accounts describe Mack Brown in the locker room as at least annoyed. He challenged the players and offensive coaching staff to play a more agressive game.
"We told our team we can either do the same thing we did against Ohio State and get beat by a really good football team, or we can answer and have more fun. To these guys' credit, that's what they did."
I'm sure it sounded all different at the time.
Either way, the team responded. In the second half, the Texas offensive line showed why its considered one of the best in the nation. They wore down the OU defense, opened up ample room on the ground (Texas gained 10 yards on two quarterback sneaks) and paved the way for two spectacular touchdowns through the air. And if the offense got rolling in the second half, the defense absolutely dominated. Punishing any Sooner unfortunate enough to touch the ball, Texas forced five turnovers and held OU scoreless in the half. Bob Stoops and the Sooner Nation cried foul, but somehow after their loss to the Ducks it sounds more like wolf.

And while Adrian Peterson may have lost the Heisman on Saturday, Aaron Ross staked his claim on the Thorpe Award as the best defensive back in the country. He was named the national defensive player of the week by the College Football Writers Association.

Texas - 28
Oklahoma - 10

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Texas Longhorns Football 2006 Game 5 Highlights - Sam Houston State

Oklahoma had the week off with the big Texas-OU game in Dallas just seven days away. Some would say that Texas also had the week off... but that would be rude.
For the first time since 1992, Texas had faced a Division 1-AA opponent in the Sam Houston State Bearkats.
The Longhorns took it as an opportunity to rest injured starters Selvin Young, Jamaal Charles, and Brian Robison and to fine tune the energized defense. Sergio Kindle had a game high 9 tackles, the defense forced five turnovers, and Texas had two special teams touchdowns.
Chris Ogbonnaya showed heart with some tough runs and Jevan Snead had a good showing completing a spectacular TD pass to Jordan Shipley early in the third quarter.

Sam Houston State - 3
Texas - 56