A Dynasty Falls; Longhorns Win Title


It didn’t take quite as long as the ten years Homer described, but the result was the same. The walls of Troy crumbled and one is left standing.

In this case they hail from Austin, Texas.

For a second consecutive year, Vince Young put on a show in the Rose Bowl rushing for 200 yards and three scores, including the game winner with twenty seconds to play to lead second ranked Texas to an upset 41-38 win over number one USC.

In a match up surrounded by hype, the game lived up to every expectation.

After a low scoring first half, offense took center stage and the contest began to unfold the way most expected. The two teams combined for 53 points in the second half and over 1100 yards of total offense in the game.

In the end however, it was a defensive stop that gave Texas a chance and one of the most talented players you’ll ever see took it from there.

The Longhorns stopped LenDale White on a fourth and two regaining the ball at midfield with just over two minutes to play. After driving down field, Texas faced a fourth and five at the USC eight yard line and Vince Young scrambled in to the end zone to give his team the lead for good.

Of course, no game of this magnitude could go without at least some form on controversy. That came with five minutes to play in the first half when Young’s knee clearly touched the ground before he pitched the ball to teammate Selvin Young for a twelve yard touchdown run.

“I don’t know, I was just trying to make a play,” Young said when asked if his knee was down. “He (Selvin) said pitch the ball so I did.”

After the game, Young who never seize to amaze anyone with his confidence struck a Heisman pose. You’ll remember that after USC’s Reggie Bush won the trophy, Young said he felt he embarrassed his school and would prove him self in the Rose Bowl.

After last season’s final game, he also guaranteed his team would be back in Pasadena.

The loss ended a 34 game winning streak for USC and silenced all doubters, making it as crystal clear as the BCS trophy; Young and his teammates are the kings of college football.


Anonymous 11:14 AM, January 05, 2006  

people are hating on reggie bush, 226 all purpose yards and a td is considered a bad game. young is good but he aint no mike vick fuck paterno

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