Following the Red River massacre, we wondered aloud whether Texas might be primed for a letdown week. Um, no. The Horns welcomed Colorado to Austin by playing a near-perfect first half of football and ran away with the game by halftime. It wasn't the all-out beatdown that the Big 12 title game was, but it was close.
After such a spectacular weekend of college football, with so many great games and so many storylines, we've yet to cover Texas win against Colorado. Part of that is because of the emerging national stories, but part of it was because there's not a whole lot to say. There's certainly little to criticize, despite the fact that Texas didn't bother playing in the second half. And why not? The game was over in the first quarter.
The real story of the game was Vince Young, who was just about perfect. His line--25 of 29, 336 yards with 2 TDs and 10 rushes, 58 yards, 3 TDs--was PlayStation-like. He was outrageously good in the first half and allowed Texas to coast to an easy victory. There was a lot of drama on Saturday, but none in Austin.
The other big story of the afternoon for Texas was Limas Sweed's big day. Seven(!) catches for 88 yards, including two touchdowns? It was the first time all year he's looked like a big time, go-to receiver. Was it a fluky day or a sign of things to come? We'll certainly find out, but at least for one week, he was great. If his emergence is permanent, look out. The Texas passing attack is quickly catching up to the running attack, making our offense, well... a lot like USC's.
It was a spectacular weekend of college football indeed. Anyone remember this? Or this?