The Texas Longhorns escaped by the skin of their Horns 13-12 over a gritty Nebraska team in Saturday’s Big 12 Championship Game. Texas kicked a 46 yard field goal on the last play of the game sending them to the BCS National Championship bowl game. Colt McCoy didn’t have his best game as he was harassed throughout by stud DT Ndumakong Suh who had 4½ sacks on the night. However, McCoy and the Longhorns managed to gut out the victory resulting in millions of articles of Texas Longhorns clothing & apparel will be sold leading up to the big game. The loss sends Nebraska to the Holiday Bowl where they will face Arizona. Texas will face #1 Alabama for the National Championship in Pasadena.
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The #3 Texas Longhorns won a thrilling contest over rival Texas A&M. In the victory Colt McCoy may have wrapped up the Heisman Trophy as he threw for 304 yards and 4 scores and rushed for 175 yards and another score. Nebraska defeated Colorado in a meaningless game which served as a tune up for the Big 12 Championship game. The #22 Cornhuskers will need a big game from one of the best players in the country to upset the Longhorns. DT Ndamukong Suh will no doubt cause havoc but it won’t be enough to stop Texas from playing in the BCS National Championship game. Oklahoma State failed to show up in the Bedlam Series. With the 27-0 loss the Cowboys dropped from #12 to #20.
The #3 Longhorns rolled over Kansas 51-20 last weekend and travel to Texas A&M on Thanksgiving night. Texas has secured a spot in the Big 12 Championship game where they will face a tough defensive minded Nebraska team. Oklahoma State stayed at #12 following a narrow victory over Colorado. The Cowboys travel to Norman to face the Sooners in what is sure to be bedlam.
The Texas Longhorns were once again very impressive as they dominated Baylor from the beginning and cruised to a 47-14 victory. Texas hosts Kansas this Saturday night. Although positioned at #3, if they win out they will play in the BCS title game against the SEC Championship Game winner - Florida or Alabama. Oklahoma State moved up 7 slots to #12 following their 24-17 victory over Texas Tech. The Cowboys host Colorado on November 19th on ESPN. Meanwhile Texas & OSU fans are excited about the recent news that Texas Longhorns Snuggies & Oklahoma State Snuggie blankets are now in stock and available online.
The Longhorns suffered the weekly flip flop with Alabama this time making the 1 slot drop to #3. The Horns stepped out of conference and defeated Central Florida with ease, 35-3. Texas will travel to Baylor on the 14th as they look to keep their perfect record intact. The Cowboys remained at #19 with their 34-8 victory over Iowa State. Oklahoma State hosts Texas Tech on the 14th. If Texas can win out they seem likely to play the winner of the likely Florida/Alabama SEC Championship game in the BCS Championship Game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Texas jumped up to #2 in this week’s BCS Top 25 rankings with a very impressive 41-14 victory at Oklahoma State. The Longhorns defense is one of the best in the nation, combined with the play of QB Colt McCoy makes the Longhorns a favorite to reach the BCS title game based on the latest 2010 bowl projections. Texas will step out of the conference on November 7th when they host Central Florida. With the loss to Texas, Oklahoma State dropped down to #19. The Cowboys will face another tough test when they travel to Iowa State on November 7th. Oklahoma is the only other Big 12 team in the rankings as they entered at #24. The Sooners defeated Kansas State 42-30. They will travel to Nebraska for a Saturday night test on November 7th.
Inexplicably, the Texas Longhorns dropped from #2 to #3 in this week’s college football Top 25 from the BCS with their impressive 41-7 at Missouri. Texas QB Colt McCoy looked like his old self throwing for 269 yards and three touchdowns. Texas will face a tough test when they travel to Oklahoma State on October 31st. Oklahoma State moved up one slot to #14 with a 34-7 beating of Baylor. The Cowboys will have their hands full when they face the ferocious defense of Texas as the winner could be headed for a BCS Bowl game in 2009-2010.
Texas enters the first BCS rankings at #3. The Longhorns defeated Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry in a hard fought contest on Saturday in one of the highest-rated games of the weekend. At 6-0, the Longhorns have their sites on the National Title, and if they can remain undefeated it seems that either Florida or Alabama will be waiting. QB Colt McCoy has yet to get on track in 2009, but he better soon as the Longhorns have two consecutive tough road tests at Missouri and at Oklahoma State. The Cowboys of Oklahoma State fall in at #15 as the Pokes hold a 5-1 record despite playing without WR Dez Bryant and RB Kendall Hunter. When all of the pieces are in place, OSU is a very dangerous team. The Cowboys travel to Baylor on October 24th. The Jayhawks round out the Top 25 rankings at #25. Kansas lost at Colorado to a struggling Buffalo team as the Jayhawks will face their toughest test of the season when they host Oklahoma on October 24th.
#2 Texas will resume action after a bye week when they host lowly Colorado. This is a bit of a trap game as the Longhorns have to avoid a letdown before facing Oklahoma in the Red River Shootout on October 17th. #15 Oklahoma State will resume action against Texas A&M in College Station after a much-needed bye week. Oklahoma dropped from #8 to #15 with their road loss to Miami, but the Sooners still have their eyes set on a Big 12 Championship. Their quest begins with a home game against dangerous Baylor this Saturday. #21 Nebraska travels to undefeated #20 Missouri on Thursday night and will be played in front of a national audience on ESPN. Overall, the Big 12 was represented by 5 teams in the college football top 25 rankings and the latest 2009 bowl projections where 7 teams from the conference are picked to go bowling this postseason.
Oklahoma comes off of a bye week still not knowing if Sam Bradford will be ready for their huge tilt with Miami in Florida on October 3rd. Despite not playing, the Sooners moved from 10th to 8th in the Top 25 poll. Texas walloped UTEP 64-7 meaning the Horns stayed at #2. Texas will now take a week off and return on October 10th to face a weak Colorado squad. Oklahoma State destroyed Grambling State 56-6 leading up to their bye week. The Pokes will return on October 10th to open the Big 12 season against Texas A&M. The Kansas Jayhawks defeated a tough Southern Miss team 35-28 moving them up the rankings two spots to #18. Kansas will open the conference season with Iowa State in Lawrence. Nebraska crushed Louisiana-Lafayette 55-0. The #23 Cornhuskers will face a tough Missouri squad on October 8th in Columbia.