As usual the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry did not disappoint.
The Texas Longhorns (12-0) escaped College Station tired but still unblemished after a shootout win over the Texas A&M Aggies, 49-39. Now the only obstacle standing between the Longhorns and the BCS title game are the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The Longhorns and the Cornhuskers will dual next week in the Big 12 championship game-- and if Texas wins then they're off to the BCS title game. Nebraska may be poised to get an invitation to the Cotton Bowl. It'll depend on where Oklahoma State ends up. Anyway--
To the Aggies credit, they kept the game interesting till the end. They cut the score to 42-39 with 7.10 left in the 4th quarter but Texas ran one back for a late touchdown to seal the game, 49-39. The Aggies' 39 points have been, by far, the most given up by the Texas defense this year.
So there's no doubt the Longhorns showed their grit in this most hostile of hostile environments.
Longhorns quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Colt McCoy had a monster game-- 24-40, 304 YDs and 4 TDs, 1 rush TD. But it was Aggies quarterback, Jerrod Johnson (l.) who left a lasting impression by throwing 4 TD passes himself against the stingy Texas defense. Many are already considering him a front runner for next year's Heisman Trophy.
Anyway, a lot still needs to happen before the picture becomes more clear. No. 1 Florida and No. 2 Alabama still have business to take care of before one of them falls in the SEC championship game.
And lets not forget, No. 4 TCU, No. 5 Cincinnati and No. 6 Boise State are still lurking in the bushes.
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