Let the BCS bashing percolate! Colt McCoy (41 of 58, 414 yards, two TDs, INT) threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Quan Cosby with 26 seconds left, and the No. 3 Texas Longhorns edged the No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes, 24-21, in the Fiesta Bowl Monday at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Much like their predecessors who were left out of the “national championship” picture, USC and Utah, Texas staked their claim to a share of the mythical national title by earning a hard-fought win against the Big Ten-affiliated Buckeyes.
After a first half which featured three field goals, two of which came from Ohio State kickers Aaron Pettrey and Ryan Pretorius, the Buckeyes led 6-3 at halftime before the offensive fireworks began.
Over the course of the last 30 minutes of play, Texas took a 17-6 lead after three quarters of play when McCoy ran for a 14-yard score while later hitting Cosby on a seven-yard strike. In the fourth quarter, Ohio State made their last surge as Pettrey hit a 44-yard field goal, Terrelle Pryor hauled in a five-yard scoring toss from Todd Boeckman, and Daniel Herron gave the Buckeyes the lead with his 15-yard run.
Nevertheless, the Big Ten’s lack of athleticism was exposed once again as McCoy ripped out the hearts of scarlet and gray-clad fans with precision passing that eventually resulted in Cosby’s game-winner.
The win led the Longhorns to a final record of 12-1, while the Buckeyes close with a mark of 10-3.
With that said, BCS, don't ever purport you decide a "national champion" until a playoff is established. I'm a Utahn, so I defend my Utes, and I served my mission in Texas, so I advocate for my Longhorns.
A playoff is the only way to get it done, so hurry up, you bureaucratic jackasses. It can be done at the drop of a hat, and I certainly hope Jan. 20 (a.k.a. Obama's inauguration) is your death knell.
In the interim, BCS, much like Shaq said to Kobe, Texas says tell me how my junk (censored term) tastes!
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