Monday, October 13, 2008

#5 Texas Beats #1 Oklahoma At The Red River Shootout in Dallas, TX

Texas Longhorn QB Colt McCoy Celebrating the Team's Victory Against the Oklahoma Sooners on October 11, 2008Man what a great day Saturday was for The Blot. I wanted to blog about the Red River Rivalry on Friday but was afraid I’d jinx the game. Instead the Longhorns came out and gave the kind of gutsy, gritty performance you don’t typically see out of a Mack Brown led team. This was hands down the biggest win of Brown’s career without Vince Young and it could not have come at a better time. What’s more shocking is that this is the first time the Texas Longhorns have been ranked #1 in the AP poll during the season in 24 years. (link)

The 2008 Red River Rivalry - Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners
The Longhorns and the Sooners fought tooth and nail, but between Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis finally putting together a winning game plan and Colt McCoy’s amazing performance, the Longhorns left Dallas and the Cotton Bowl victorious. The next day Texas was anointed number one in the nation by both the AP and Coaches poll as well as all of the computer polls that are factored in to the BCS standings.

The Top 5 of the Oct 12, 2008 AP College Football Poll
Texas Longhorns WR Jordan Shipley Sprints Past the Oklahoma Sooners during a Kickoff for a TDWhile the official first BCS doesn’t come out until next week, Texas is in good shape to be ranked #1 in that poll as well, as long as the team is able to stay focused and beat 11th ranked Missouri in Austin on Saturday, October 18th. The Blot had been praying Missouri would beat Oklahoma State last Saturday night so that the Horns might play two #1 teams in a row. But Mizzou ultimately lost that game at home. Nevertheless, next week’s game is still a must win for Texas and The Blot will be there in attendance to help cheer the Longhorns to victory Saturday night in Austin.
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