The Texas Longhorns' season has come to close following a 31-27 win in the Alamo Bowl, giving the 'Horns a respectable 9-4 record on the year. Now it is time to look at some of the plays that made those nine wins possible, as well as some that almost pushed that number higher.
The 'Horns certainly had their maddening moments this season, most notably playing their way out of BCS contention in the final two weeks of the regular season. But with its plethora of top-flight athletes, Mack Brown's squad had no shortage of amazing plays.
He gave fans a glimpse of what this team could have been had it reached top form.
Based on their impact on the outcome of the game and their sheer improbability, here are the five best plays from the Longhorns' 2012 campaign.