Sunday, September 09, 2007

McCoy, Texas regain composure to handle TCU

From the AP via ESPN:

Colt McCoy passed for a touchdown, set up another with a long run, and a dominant performance by its defense carried No. 7 Texas to a 34-13 win Saturday night, turning TCU's hopes for an upset into a second-half disaster.

"We knew they would come in and try to make it their house," Texas linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy said. "We showed them it was our house."

McCoy, who threw two first-half interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown, cut a 10-0 TCU lead in the third quarter with a 33-yard strike to Nate Jones. His 23-yard scramble early in the fourth set up the go-ahead score before the Longhorns started piling it on.

"You didn't want to touch me in the second quarter, I had some bad luck there," McCoy said. "I had Bible study the other morning (and) you're going to get tested. You get tested, then you're blessed."

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Yeah whatever, Colt; God helped you win because he likes the Longhorns more than the Horned Frogs.

I think it's more likely that the offense got its shit together finally during halftime when they saw that TCU was there to play some football. It's about fucking time. The pollsters were very kind to Texas after their scare against Arkansas State last weekend, dropping them only three slots to seventh. During the first half of tonight's game, I was really thinking that my predictions about a shitty season for the Longhorns, which earned me all kinds of ire from my fellow Texas Ex Matt in Real Art comments, were becoming all too true. The second half made me feel a lot better.

We might even have a chance at beating the damnable Sooners this year, which is a damned good thing because Oklahoma's looking pretty great right now.

Okay, cool. Let's keep it together guys. Hook 'em 'Horns!

TCU quarterback Andy Dalton, right, is separated from the ball on a pass-attempt by Texas linebacker Jared Norton, left, during fourth quarter action in their college football game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)(via ESPN)