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"Them Texas Boys": On Top Again

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by MaxATX34, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. MaxATX34

    MaxATX34 Texas Football

    Feb 17, 2009
    It was 3 years ago when Alabama and Texas last met in the National Championship. The Crimson Tide would knock Texas QB Colt McCoy out of the game and go on to win that famous matchup. Every single player on Texas' roster wanted a re-do, and with loads of young talent on both teams it seemed like a real possibility that a Bama/Texas NC rematch could happen soon.

    At the beginning of this season though(year 3), that possibility looked as if it would have to wait another year as Bama hosted Texas. The Horns took solace in the fact that they were able to beat the Tide on Alabama soil, but it wasnt the true revenge they had been seeking. As Texas continued with their undefeated season many other contenders came and went but Texas always had a solid hold on their #2 spot. All the while, Bama was taking care of business and slowly crept their way back up the polls. It was an uphill battle for the Tide, but they were able to win out and earn a SEC Championship where they knocked off #1 Florida and earned a National Title bid.

    The stage was set.

    Both teams had revenge on their mind,and both teams were well-prepared. Bama wanted to avenge their early-season loss and prove to the world that the game against UT in Tuscaloosa was a fluke. Texas wanted to avenge their previous NC loss and prove that they were the real deal.

    Bama won the coin toss and chose to kickoff. Texas would draw first blood on a 31yd TD strike to True Freshman TE Marcus Kendrick. Bama fans may remember the name as there was a heated recruiting battle for Kendrick at the end of last season.

    Bama would answer right back though with an extended drive that was capped off with a 22yd TD pass from AJ McCarron to Kenny Bell. Bell fought off the 6'5 CB/S Lee for the score on a nice reception in the back corner of the endzone.

    After an overthrow on 3rd and medium by Connor Wood, the Longhorns would punt the ball back to the Tide. McCarron would show Wood how to do it on a 44yd TD connection to Kendall Kelly. The ball was lobbed right over the top of the Texas defense and Carrington Byndom just couldnt keep up with faster Kelly.

    Texas was down 14-7 and Bama made their two scores look very easy. Apparently, Connor Wood was taking notes from McCarron though, as he would respond 2:00 later with a 48yd TD pass to Marquise Goodwin. The ball dropped right over the LBs and right in between the Safety coverage. Goodwin would outrun the remaining defenders for 6.

    After some back and forth the Horns found themselves in scoring position with very little time left in the half. Texas would punch in a TD on the ground with 0:35 left thanks to a 1yd TD from Tre Newton. That would be too much time for the Tide.

    A bomb to Bowman down the sideline got Bama close, and the big WR would be rewarded with an 18yd TD reception. The teams went into halftime knotted 21-21.

    The 2nd half would see the majority of the drama.

    Drawing parallels from their last NC encounter, one teams' starting QB would go down with an injury and be replaced by a true Freshman. This time it'd be the Tide that'd have to showcase their young talent at QB, as McCarron was sidelined and missed the remainder of the game.

    The 3rd quarter would be Texas'. The Horns would score once on a 7yd TD run from Chris Whaley while the Tide were held scoreless. They'd make up for that in the 4th.

    Bama scored, then Texas scored to take a 7 point lead with 2:23 left in the game. Again, the Horns left too much time on the clock for the Crimson Tide.

    Alabama would score with 0:17 left in the game. Not only would Bama score, they'd convert the 2 point try to take a 1-point lead. Texas' Defense was visibly distraught. They returned to the sideline in tears. Many a helmet were slammed and many a towel hung over players heads.

    Connor Wood huddled up the offense before taking the field and gave one of the more memorable speeches in Texas football history, here is an excerpt: "They think they are better players than us. They think they can matchup against you, you, and you and win that matchup every time. The thing is though they have to prove that out on the field, and I dont think they can..."

    Whatever else was said would be enough.

    Texas would get the ball around the 20. Texas 5-wide against Bama's prevent. When the WRs and DBs took off, so did Wood who scrambled for a huge gain before getting tackled and calling a timeout. There was 0:10 on the clock and Texas had 1 timeout left.
    What followed would be one of the greatest plays ever seen in any BCS Championship.

    5-wide again and Connor Wood would stand strong in the pocket, shed a tackle, and launch a pass down the sideline to the 6'3 WR Byrd. Byrd caught the ball and hit the deck. A timeout was called with 0:01 left.

    True Freshman PK Patrick Morales would take the field and be iced on two timeout calls by Bama. It wouldnt matter though as Morales nailed the game winner with distance to spare. The miracle drive was complete putting a stamp on the Longhorns perfect season.

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    BDSDIGITAL One Time for your Mind

    Jun 5, 2009
    Good for you Max. Good job.
  3. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

    Sep 13, 2009
    Texas with more than 6 wins? I thought this league was sim?

    J/K - congrats on the title max.
  4. Colemanchu

    Colemanchu GOAT SPLITTER

    Feb 23, 2009
    Noles would of beat you but beating Bama is tough. Good win.
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