Thursday, January 05, 2006

Hook 'Em

Wow, what a college football game. Part of me wants to pronounce it the greatest game I've ever seen. It was the season long #1 and #2 meeting in one of the most awaited games ever. It had the two Heisman Trophy winners in the USC backfield and the jilted runner up leading the Longhorns. It was in the greatest setting in all of college football in Pasadena. And it was a hell of a game. But, the first half was pretty bland so I'll just call it the best/most exciting half of college football I've seen.

As for the aftermath of Texas's upset of USC? Well, for all USC's trouble they come out of 34 straight wins the exact same way that Miami did 4 years ago: a single undefeated season. Pretty tough to run the table in CFB, eh? Reggie Bush was the deserving Heisman winner for his season long heroics, but Vince Young came up the biggest last night on the biggest stage. He single handedly dominated the Trojans in a performance that even eclipsed his Rose Bowl heroics from a year ago. 30/40 passing for 267 yds (no TDs or INTs) and 19 carries for 200 yards and 3 TDs. 467 yards and 3 TDs and no TOs in the biggest game of his life and just dominating the 2nd half? Not too shabby if you ask me. The Texas front 7 also deserves a boat load of credit for slowing down Reggie Bush who had 19 touches for 177 yards but never really could get rolling the way Young did.

Might also want to check out Bill Simmons funny running diary during the game as it is a damn good read.


Blogger Packer487 said...

The game wasn't quite as well played as I had hoped it would be. Too much sloppiness in the first half for it to be the best game ever played, but it was a damn entertaining game and I sure wasn't gonna turn it off!

Hook em!!

Mon Jan 09, 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger robert paulson said...

I agree. The first half wasn't that well played, but the second half was much, much better. And it was very exciting which was a nice change of pace from the USC-Oklahoma game of a year ago that reminded me of watching the NFC punish the AFC year after year in the Super Bowl.

Mon Jan 09, 07:18:00 PM  

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