For the rest of eternity, this game may stand as not only the greatest BCS championship game of all time (Canes-Buckeyes is close), but perhaps the best bowl game to ever be played regardless of the era.
On a crucial 4th-and-5, the Trojans defense needed to make just one more play to secure their three-peat in college football's immortality (they led 38-33).
Instead, Vince Young escaped from very little pressure, and he cruised to pay dirt from eight yards out to secure the 41-38 thriller.
The two teams combined for over 1,000 yards, with Young rushing for 200 yards (three TDs) and passing for 267.
Matt Leinart was not too shabby, throwing for 365 yards and a touchdown on top of one key interception.
The Heisman winner was Reggie Bush (gave trophy back but had 177 total yards and one TD), and he will forever be remembered by being left on the sidelines (and his bonehead lateral) for a crucial 4th-and-2 on the Longhorns 45.
USC figured if it picked up the first down, the game would be over.
LenDale White was stuffed at the line of scrimmage, and Young took things over from there. Texas went on to win in what in my eyes is without a shadow of a doubt the most exciting and thrilling game in all of college football history.
Note: This was also broadcast legend Keith Jackson's final game, which only adds to the memories of this all-time thriller. Whoa, Nellie.