Friday, November 24, 2006

Texas Longhorns Football 2006 Game 11 Highlights - Kansas State

Colt McCoy came into this game with momentum from come-from-behind-wins and widespread Heisman hype. But when he left the game all that was left was a neck injury.
At the end of the first Texas drive, McCoy left the game with a neck stinger and weakness in his throwing arm.

Back-up quarterback Jevan Snead took over but struggled with consistency in what became a high-scoring shootout. After falling behind 21-42 in the third quarter, Snead found a groove and brought the team to within a field goal of victory. But wouldn't you know it, of all people, KSU's Jordy Nelson sealed the upset with his clutch play at the end of the game.

Longhorn nation was understandably upset. Just ask Doug Flutie. He made the mistake of saying that the Longhorns could only lose if McCoy got hurt.
After the game, he received threats by email for jinxing the Longhorns and their chance at a national title.

Texas - 42
Kansas State - 45

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Texas Longhorns Football 2006 Game 10 Highlights - Oklahoma State Cowboys

Texas played a solid game in their win against Oklahoma State on Saturday and Colt McCoy had a career-high 346 yards on 23 of 29 passing, but the Cowboys were beat by their own mistakes just as much as anything else. Penalties, bad coverage and questionable decisions allowed Texas to gain 510 total yards and the Cowboys never even had a lead to blow.

The Longhorn defense was healthy for the first time in several games and held OSU to just 203 total yards without allowing Oklahoma State an offensive touchdown.
Colt McCoy threw three touchdowns, passing Chris Simms and Vince Young for most touchdown passes in a single season at Texas with 27. With just three more he'll set an NCAA freshman record for most TDs in a single season.

Oklahoma State - 10
Texas - 36


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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Texas Longhorns Football 2006 Game 9 Highlights - Texas Tech

Like just about every other game this year, Texas weathered another strong opening effort from their opponents on Saturday. The Texas Tech receivers played lights out for two quarters, catching anything thrown near them, putting together their best half of football this season. But the Longhorn defense kept hitting hard and apparently that takes its toll.
The Red Raiders were shutout in the second half.

Then Colt McCoy stepped up and led the Horns to the second biggest come from behind victory in school history. The back-up-plan recruit that few thought would ever see the field made the difference in the game and showed any remaining doubters that the number of Dairy Queens in your hometown has almost no relationship to football prowess.

Texas - 34
Texas Tech - 31


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