(Longhorns QB Colt McCoy after his unsuccessful first quarter dive for a TD, pretty much the last meaningful action he’d see in a stint shortened by a shoulder injury on the above play)
Yikes. Hello, Holiday Bowl. For Texas, that is. It’s one thing for the likes of Texas Tech to put up crazy numbers in the air against the Horns, but losing Colt McCoy is only part of the story. You wouldn’t figure unranked K-State to put up 45 on Texas, nor would Josh Freeman and his tricktastic backfield be expected to throw for more than 300 yards in a game where they weren’t playing catch-up most of the night. I realize I’m not giving nearly enough credit to the hosts, but I must’ve been completely delusional to think a team so erratic against the pass had a shot, however remote, at repeating as national champs.
The nicest thing I’ll say about this upset is that at least it relegated Bob Huggins to 2nd class status on his opening day.