Reflections on the Orthodox faith and life in this crazy 21st century world by an Orthodox priest and a few of his friends.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Quest for the National Title, part 2 - Wyoming!
UT QB Colt McCoy
The #2 ranked Texas Longhorns took their quest for the national title on the road yesterday, playing the unranked Wyoming Cowboys. The Horns got off to a sluggish start, leading only 3-0 at the end of the first quarter. Late in the second quarter, with Texas up 6-3, the Cowboys blocked a punt and ran it back for a touchdown. By the time the smoke cleared, the Longhorns were down 10-6. The national sports pundits at this point started to ask if the Longhorns were in trouble.
They weren't. With 1:26 left in the first half, McCoy led the Longhorns on a touchdown drive, making the score 13-10 at the half. All the Longhorns did in the second half was score 28 unanswered points. In short, Wyoming completely rolled over and died. The Longhorns' reserves got quite a bit of playing time in the fourth quarter. Final score: 41-10 Texas.
Quarterback Colt McCoy was not quite his usual self, completing "only" 64% of his passes. Still, most quarterbacks would gladly have taken his performance (30 of 47 for 337 yards with one interception).
Next week, the Longhorns face their first real challenge in the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Red Raiders are unranked, but they are the fourth highest in the AP Poll's "Others receiving votes" list, meaning that they are essentially ranked 29th in the nation by AP. Tech is 2-0 this year so far, but no matter what their ranking, they always give the Longhorns a good game. I'm glad the game is in Austin this year!