The last Thanksgiving game between rivals Texas and Texas A&M was nothing short of spectacular, as the Longhorns prevailed on a last second field goal 27-25. I had a few thoughts about the game after watching it.
1. Case McCoy is the QB for Texas
Anyone who watched Case McCoy, before known as Colt’s brother, in the last drive, has learned more about him. He’s a winner, just like Colt. His 25-yard run in the final minutes that set up the 40-yarder by Justin Tucker. If you saw him play all game, you’d know he was getting knocked around hard. His white jersey was a brownish color on the back and his poise really impressed me. Some guys just can’t win in the final minutes, and just aren’t clutch (we know someone for sure who rhimes with JaRon Bames), but from what it looks like, Case’s a winner.
2. Texas A&M played very well
You can’t deny that A&M gave it their all. The Aggies outscored the Longhorns 10-0 in the first quarter, and if it weren’t for a 17-0 domination by the Longhorns in the third quarter, they would’ve been on top. Actually, no. If it weren’t for McCoy’s last drive, the Aggies would have won. With only 1:48 on the clock in the fourth quarter, Ryan Tannehill found Jeff Fuller for a touchdown on a short pass in the middle of the field. At that moment I had little hope, not fully confident in Case McCoy, as the QB situation in Texas has been a revolving door, between McCoy and former starter David Ash. After the 25-yard run, though, I was fairly confident.
3. It’s too bad this is the last time
No, actually, it’s terrible this is the last matchup between them for a while, and last on Thanksgiving. The Aggies are moving to the SEC next season and this was it. It was a great game to remember. All college football fans are going to miss Aggies-Longhorns. It’s really a crazy environment and it wasn’t any different on Thanksgiving this year. “The 12th Man” was in full effect and you could feel the energy and passion from both sides, players and fans. You don’t get many better in-conference matchups than Texas-Texas A&M. I’ll really miss this classic rivalry.