(please, can’t two overpaid educators have a private moment?)
If this was really Dennis Franchione’s swan song as A&M head coach (and he did little to deny it afterwards), he’ll take no small satisfaction over his 2nd consecutive defeat of the Longhorns. Aggie QB Stephen McGee had a career day (362 yards passing, 3 TD’s, 32 yards on the ground), while running backs Javorskie Lane and Mike Goodson combined for 141 rushing yards in handing the visitors a loss that all but ended any hope of a BCS at-large berth. Barring Oklahoma losing by triple digits tomorrow to OSU, Texas are probably headed for the Holiday or Gator Bowl. Considering they’ve allowed 141 points in their last 4 conference games, that might be far more than they deserve.
Texas QB Colt McCoy ended an erratic sophomore campaign with two fumbles, one INT and a terrific 26 yard run on 4th and 10 late in the 4th quarter that had a couple of A&M fans in my local tavern knocking their drinks over. Things calmed down considerably when the Aggies ran the clock out a few minutes later.
There was another football game happening in Baton Rouge, by the way, and there’s bad news and worse news for LSU. a) Darren McFadden greatly enhanced his Heisman credentials, and b) Les Miles no longer needs to worry about how all the Michigan talk might distract from National Championship preperations.