Wednesday, January 04, 2006
I don't have words to describe what I saw tonight in Pasadena at the Title Game. It had to be the best Title Game of all time as Texas beat the 2-time Champs 41-38. I should say Vince Young beat USC 41-38. He had 467 yards of total offense and a bunch of touchdowns. He talked the talk and walked the walk. What a freak!
What a comeback, down 12 points with 6 minutes to go. And the rest was history as Texas earned the National Championship by beating one of the best college teams of all time. And #1 vs. #2 is only 2 for 8 in the BCS Title game. Vegas Odds say take the underdog in the BIG ONE.
Congrats to Patriacca for winning both Pick Em and Bowl Mania this year - a great feat itself. Wow, what a BCS series this year. All 4 games were good and close. Thanks to everyone who played this year - it was awesome.
But back to Vince Young and Texas. I don't think I've ever seen a football player like him in my life. He didn't win the Heisman this year but easily could have, should have? Come back to the game next year Vince, please. You're good. You have moxy. You got game brother. We trust in you and need you. Congrats to Mac Brown, a great coach and a great man. First the conference title and now the National Title. ongrats to TEXAS and their fans. What a program. Love 'em or hate 'em, there is nobody like 'em.
Give credit to SC for making all of the right halftime adjustments. They went down as great champions, to the very end. After being shutdown in the first half, Pete and company made the right moves during the break to score 4 straight touchdowns to open the 2nd half. Lendale White was large and in charge. Reggie came on in the 2nd half after being shutdown most of the game. What was he thinking on that 1st-half pitch which Texas recovered to end their drive? Leinart was HUGE in the 3rd quarter and threw for over 300 yards.
But in the end, it came down to Vince Young making play after play after play after play. Nobody could stop him, even on a 4th and 5 to win the game. I haven't seen any better.
It was an epic battle, an instant classic, one for the ages. This game lived up to all of my expectations and then some. Texas and SC. SC and TEXAS. I won't forget this one as long as I live.
Vince Young is for real. Vince Young is unreal. Vince Young is a superman in college football. If I could change my vote, I would vote Vince for Heisman over BUSH.
But also give credit to that defense of Texas. They stuffed Lendale on 4th down late in the game and set-up the final drive, a drive for the ages. It's been 35 long years since Texas last won the title. They now have 20 straight victories. They are my #1 pre-season team heading into the 2006 campaign. Hook - Em! Repeat in 2007?