Oklahoma Sooners vs. Stanford Cardinal
December 31, 2009, 1pm Central
El Paso, Texas
Oklahoma fielded their worst offense in the Bob Stoops era this year. Injuries kept Sam Bradford out for most of the season, and the offensive line has as many holes as a TSA security plan.
The Wife is a complete addict of HGTV. This afternoon I was watching a bit of TV with her before she had to get ready for the night shift, and as we watched "Color Splash with David Bromstad", something occurred to me.
I will always take an ugly win over a pretty loss. And Saturday's 16-13 win by the Texas Longhorns over the Oklahoma Sooners certainly qualifies as an ugly win.
Especially the first half, where Texas managed only 59 yards of offense (compared to Oklahoma's 192). Colt McCoy was sacked four times in the first thirty minutes.
Reports from his father and his former high school coach are that Texas Longhorn linebacker Sergio Kindle is returning for his senior season. It seems he wishes to abuse the Oklahoma Sooners one more time and then make a run for a national title.
In a related story, Sooner quarterback Sam Bradford has added another entry to his "Why I should leave for the NFL" column.
The Oklahoma Sooners proved that they didn't belong in the national championship picture last night, as the Florida Gators allows only two touchdowns, winning 24-14.
Some thoughts, in no particular order...
In one of the closest votes ever, Sam Bradford beat out Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow for the Heisman Trophy this evening. Bradford joins four other Sooners in winning the award, including upstanding citizen Billy Sims, who was unable to refrain from yelling out drunken comments during the ceremony. One wonders why someone who hocked his own Heisman Trophy was even allowed in the room. [...]
Texas Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy was award the Walter Camp Foundation player of the year award. In doing so, he beat out his Heisman co-finalists, Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow. He also beat out a couple of guys from Texas Tech, Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree.
In an announcement that surprised no one, Texas Longhorn Colt McCoy, Oklahoma Sooner Sam Bradford, and Florida Gator Tim Tebow were named Heisman Finalists today. They're packing their bags for this weekend's ceremony in New York City.
After an ugly weekend, more good news comes in for the Texas Longhoorns. Suzanne Halliburton of the Austin American Statesman is reporting that Colt McCoy told her that he is coming back for his senior year.
Order was restored to the universe Thursday evening, with Texas defeating Texas A&M by the largest margin of victory in the series since the 19th century, Mack Brown getting his 200th career win, and the Longhorns taking sole possession of the record for the second most winning program in NCAA football.
Was it enough to hold off Oklahoma in the BCS chase? Maybe. Maybe not. It was a impressive victory, and Mack Brown was able to maintain his classiness by calling off the dogs early in the fourth quarter. From here, we just have to let the chips fall where they may.