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Wednesday, January 04, 2006


For all of you out there who didn't think UT could do it, nyah-nyeah-nyeah-nyeah-nyeah!

Did you know that during this season of being unbeaten, Texas averaged OVER 50 points PER GAME?!


In the post-game hysteria a few minutes ago, ESPN's Holly Rowe tracked down a disgruntled Matt Leinart trapped in the midst of a throng of lights, cameras, and sports reporters. After an exchange of inanities, the conversation ended like this:

Matt Leinart: "I still think we're a better football team - they just made more plays."
Holly Rowe: "Thanks, Vince."

A fitting end.

The WINNING touchdown photo!

Just BEAUTIFUL! *SNIFF-SNIFF* And oh my gosh, the Longhorns are going to be on the next Wheaties box! One of the announcers was holding one up on the TV.
Young, Longhorns stun Trojans in final seconds

With USC heading towards its third straight national title Wednesday night at the Rose Bowl, Vince Young and the Texas Longhorns snatched it all away with a stunning 41-38 victory. Young won it for Texas when, with 19 seconds remaining, he ran in for his third touchdown.

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Vince Young and Texas are second no more to Southern California and its Heisman Trophy twins, Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart.

With the national championship down to a final play, Young scrambled for an 8-yard touchdown on fourth down with 19 seconds left and the No. 2 Longhorns stunned the top-ranked Trojans 41-38 in the Rose Bowl on Wednesday night.

The high-scoring game everyone expected to see broke out in the second half -- yet it was a defensive stop that was the key for Texas. The Longhorns stuffed LenDale White on a fourth-and-2 at midfield with 2:09 left, giving them a final chance.

Young, bitterly disappointed at losing the Heisman to Bush, wound up with the ultimate revenge. On a night when he ran for 200 yards and passed for 267 more, he capped a performance that Texas fans will remember forever by scoring the final TD and running for a 2-point conversion

"It's so beautiful," Young said as he received the MVP crystal. "Don't you think that's beautiful? It's coming home all the way to Austin, Texas."

With the two highest scoring teams in the country, many figured it would come down to which team had the ball last.


Trying for its unprecedented third straight title, USC crossed midfield one more time. But on the last play of the game, Leinart's pass sailed high over Dwayne Jarrett's head around the 25 and USC's 34-game winning streak was over.

Texas players streamed onto the field with the Longhorns' first outright national title since 1969. Young stood on the sideline in a sea of falling confetti, arms raised toward the crowd, and senior tackle William Winston unfurled a big, white Longhorns flag.

The Longhorns (13-0) won their 20th in a row, overcoming the 38-26 lead USC (12-1) held with 41/2 minutes left.

USC players looked startled. Some put their hands to their heads, others took off their helmets.

"Well, we couldn't stop them when we had to," USC coach Pete Carroll said. "The quarterback ran all over the place.

"This is their night," he said. "It's wonderful doing what we've been doing. We didn't get it done."

Said Leinart: "I still think we're a better football team, they just made the plays in the end."
I cried I was so happy For those of you who do not know me, I bleed Burnt Orange. I take my Longhorn Football very seriously. I LOVE football, it's my favorite sport, especially at the college level where the players are experienced, but do it for love of the game still and not for the money. I got hoarse from the yelling and trying to keep the yelling down after Emily went to sleep before half-time. My blood pressure went through the roof from the last 53 seconds of the game and it still pretty high from the emotional overload and I almost had an asthma attack from being so stinking excited, but it was well worth it to see my boys WIN! Vince Young is the best quarterback out there - so saith me and so saith all the announcers of the game tonight. It has been a very long wait - longer than I've been alive - but we made it!



Jean-Luc Picard said...

It's not something that get's any publicity here in England. Congrats to the Longhorns!

Christine Keach said...

It was kinda sweet, wasn't it? I sat watching the post-game for a while and wondering if I should venture downtown just to be a part of the craziness. In the end, I went to bed instead but a lot later than my usual 11.

Shelley said...

Ah, yes, they won! Football (college or NFL/CFL) is not something I follow closely, but we all heard about the win! Of course, I was wiping the drool off my chin from spotting Matthew McConaghey. Maybe that's why you're so excited?? HAHA! Have a super weekend!

Kelvar said...

Congrats on not having to bleed orange for the rest of the winter! Personally I bleed purple (KSU) and will be for some time to come.

I am more than glad that USC was FINALLY handed the loss they were begging for all season.


no_average_girl said...

yaaaaay, i'm so excited for you! :-) ...even though i have no clue who the longhorns are - except through your post!