Saturday, November 29, 2008


From the AP via ESPN:

Arkansas softens blow of no bowl by rallying to stun LSU

Dick's 24-yard touchdown pass to London Crawford with 22 seconds remaining gave Arkansas a 31-30 win over LSU. Benched the previous weekend for his younger brother, Dick returned in the second half Friday night to lead the Razorbacks back from a 16-point deficit in his final college game.

On fourth-and-1 from the LSU 24, the Razorbacks hastily lined up to run a play. Dick found Crawford single covered in the end zone, and the junior held on for a touchdown.


The Tigers (7-5, 3-5) are all but assured of a trip to a minor bowl, not what the defending national champions had in mind when they started the season ranked in the top 10. LSU, beaten by Mississippi last week, lost back-to-back games for the first time since the 2002 season and has dropped three of four.

More here.

And again from the AP via ESPN:

McCoy, Longhorns put on a show in demolition of Aggies

Was a 49-9 victory impressive enough to give McCoy a fighting chance for the Heisman Trophy and keep his team in the hunt for the Bowl Championship Series championship game?

Longhorns coach Mack Brown thought so.

"I felt they made the statement they needed to make," Brown said. "Starting with Colt."

McCoy passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more as the Longhorns (11-1, 7-1 Big 12) posted the largest margin of victory in the rivalry since a 48-0 Texas victory way back in 1898.


Texas, currently No. 2 in the BCS standings, now must wait until this weekend to see if its national title dreams are intact. The Longhorns are in prime position for at least a berth in a BCS bowl, but need some help if the team that spent a month at No. 1 will be able to play for the Big 12 title and BCS national championship.

A potential three-way tie for the Big 12 South division could swing to No. 3 Oklahoma if the Sooners beat No. 12 Oklahoma State on Saturday and leap Texas in the BCS rankings. Even if the Sooners lose, No. 7 Texas Tech still holds a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Longhorns going into the Red Raiders' game against Baylor.

That's why Texas needed a big win over a big rival in front of a national television audience. Style matters at this point in the season and the question now is whether Texas' victory impressed BCS voters. The Associated Press rankings are not part of the BCS.

More here.

Like I said last week, I don't really have much to say about the Tigers anymore this season--it's a rebuilding year, after all. I mean, the Razorbacks are a team that Texas beat by forty two points: LSU should have won this, but didn't. Alas, or maybe not, I missed most of the game because I had to work. I managed to watch the last couple of minutes when I got home. That's how I got to see Arkansas' amazing last second long bomb touchdown catch which put the Tigers down for good.

What the hell was up with that final LSU 63 yard field goal attempt?

Anyway, it's much more fun talking about Texas these days especially since they beat the living shit out of the much hated Aggies of Texas A&M. I mean, 49-9. Feast on that, Aggies! Unfortunately, I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that such a victory will not shut up the Aggie faithful for a year. They never shut up. Ever.

"Yuk yuk, 't.u.,' yuk yuk. I fuck sheep." Fucking Aggies.

Well we beat you motherfuckers this time. Take your "teasip" bullshit and shove it up your ass. It can probably be wedged in quite comfortably right next to the goat dick.

What's not fun talking about is the big huge mess we have in the Big 12 South now that OU's forced a three way tie with Tech and the Longhorns. Obviously, I think Texas should get the better BCS ranking because, you know, they beat the Sooners head-to-head by ten points. But those sports writers are so susceptible to that famous dog-faced Sooner smile. It doesn't matter, I'm sure, that OU allowed OSU to run up forty one points before they finally took control late in the game. "Ooooo," say the sports writers, "they wear crimson." Dumbasses.

Texas beat OU 45-35. 'Nuff said.

Texas quarterback Colt McCoy eludes Texas A&M
defensive back Alton Dixon as he scrambles around
left end during the first half of an NCAA college
football game Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, in Austin, Texas.
(AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)

Arkansas wide receiver London Crawford (2) scores the tying touchdown as he is
pursued by LSU defensive back Chris Hawkins in an NCAA college football game
in Little Rock, Ark., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008. The extra point gave Arkansas
a 31-30 win. (AP Photo/David Quinn)