Monday, November 29, 2010


From the AP via ESPN:

Cyrus Gray scores 2 long TDs, carries Aggies to win over Longhorns

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas A&M heaped one final insult on Texas' miserable season.

Cyrus Gray rushed for 223 yards and had two long touchdowns, helping No. 17 Texas A&M beat Texas 24-17 on Thursday night, sending the Longhorns to their first losing season since 1997.

"We set out at the beginning of the season to do this," Texas A&M senior center Matt Allen said. "Beat Texas and win in November."


Again from the AP via ESPN:

Ryan Mallett's 3 TDs lead Razorbacks to upset of LSU

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Bobby Petrino saved his toughest call for Arkansas' biggest game of the season.

Petrino went for it on fourth-and-3 in the fourth quarter on Saturday and Ryan Mallett made the move pay off with a 39-yard touchdown pass to Joe Adams. The play paved the way for the No. 12 Razorbacks' 31-23 win over LSU (No. 5 BCS, No. 6 AP), and it kept alive Arkansas' chances for the school's first BCS bowl bid.


And thus ends a very disappointing season.

Well, it's not quite over for me yet: LSU will get some kind of bowl berth, at least, maybe the Capitol One Bowl, or the Carquest Bowl, or the Cap'n Crunch Bowl, or the Summer's Eve Douche Bowl, whatever. Really, LSU hasn't been so bad this year. I mean, they've only lost a couple of games, and in the SEC, that's kind of a big deal. And they were definitely in both the games they lost, until, you know, they lost.

Really, I've been spoiled for years now. I've got to get past the national championship expectation. It's just not reasonable to expect your team to win BIG year after year. LSU has done damned well by that standard this year. Texas...well, Texas is rebuilding. I think. Man, losing to the Aggies always sucks. A season like this kind of makes that loss to Alabama last year rather meaningless in the grand scheme--losing the national championship would be sweet compared to being deprived of any bowl bid at all by hated rival Texas A&M.

Next year. Next year.