McCoy knocked out of game, Tide rolls to championship

Alabama rode its big-play defense and punishing rushing attack to the pinnacle of the college football world again.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide held off a furious rally by
second-ranked Texas and beat the Longhorns 37-21 in the BCS
National Championship for the Tide's first national title since
1992.
Alabama's Marcell Dareus knocked out Texas quarterback Colt
McCoy on the Longhorns' first possession and later scored on a
28-yard interception return just before halftime. That helped
Alabama build a 24-6 halftime lead.
Texas backup QB Garrett Gilbert was ineffective early, but he
helped Texas mount a comeback that drew the Longhorns within 24-21
with 6:15 left. But Gilbert fumbled late on the Texas 3-yard line,
leading to a 1-yard run from Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram with
just more than two minutes left in the game. Alabama later added
another insurance TD.
Ingram finished with 116 yards rushing on 22 carries with two
TDs. He was part of an Alabama ground game that outgained Texas
207-to-81 in rushing yards.
The victory makes Tide coach Nick Saban the first coach to win
BCS titles at two schools - Alabama and LSU.
Saban says it was Alabama's "entire organization" that helped
the Tide with its 13th national title.


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  • by We almost agree Location: Texas on Jan 17, 2010 at 05:32 PM
    I applogize for misunderstanding your previous post. I will try to never let that happen again. I understand most of your post, execpt for that part about a thrashing next year?????? We must have different magic 8 balls because mine does not see anything of that sort in the Horns near future. As far as the 7th year reciever, if only we were that lucky. Although I do seem to recall a certain team a few years back using an injury hardship for a QB that helped there team significantly by playing for a second senior season. I am not going to talked poorly about him, because he did a great job with that 5th year and he deserves respect for that, as well as Shipley does, for the way he played in his final season. Other than those few things stated, I think we have an understanding, but if I am incorrect feel free to correct me.
  • by There. That sould do it. Location: Barry's house. on Jan 14, 2010 at 06:04 PM
    No. I was suggesting that if the TEAMS THEY PLAYED had all their star players, ie. Bradford & Gresham, they wouldn't have made it to the championship. Please try to read & understand my post before you reply. So now we have Garrett Gilbert and Landrey Jones for next year. (And probably a 7th year receiver at Tx.) May both teams & both QBs stay healthy for the thrashing we will hand you next year! BOOMER SOONER!
  • by Getting Closer Location: watching the #1 basketball team Texas on Jan 14, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    So you are suggesting that we wouldn't have been in the championship without all of our star players, wow way to point out the obvious. Now I see everything so clear. Who would have ever solved (football team great players=championship) what would we do without your world class intelligence. Yet again please try to think about your arguement before you type something. you had yet another good argument going for yourself but you didn't stop while you were ahead. thank you for once again for the slight pain I have in my side from laughing at you.
  • by How 'bout now? Location: On the loft at Club 747. on Jan 13, 2010 at 08:08 PM
    The reason I don't feel stupid is because I didn't say "how many games did OU loose because they lost without bradford". Yes. We lost 5 games without Bradford and Gresham. The two best players at their positions. And won several others without them. It was nice to see the loserhorns find out how sorry they played without their only threat. Not even their "old enough to be a 3rd yr. pro" guy could save them. You say the "kids quit playing" at the end. That was classy? The other team playing hard to the end wasn't? Did you expect them to lay down and cry with your team? There was only one team on that field that QUIT. (Your word) That would be the losers. At least you could admit "we couldn't win the game without McCoy". I'm just pointing out that since that IS the case. They probably wouldn't have been there in the first place if they had played every game against teams with all their star players on the roster. So quit your whining. Makes you look like a longhorn player.
  • by Not clear yet Location: Texas on Jan 13, 2010 at 06:45 AM
    Ok ok you made me laugh good job, but it is because of your comments, think about what you are typing before posting it, yes we couldn't win the game without McCoy, but how many games did OU loose because they lost without bradford, wow thats right more than 1 huh. As far as the final TD, your right the kids quit playing at that point their fault, but the point to my original statement is to show class, not put points up to feel better about yourself. kind of like you had to post another comment to feel better about yourself. see how that works you should have just stopped. Now since I have explained that I will stop right here instead of making you feel stupid. Enjoy your day.
  • by Clear enough? Location: ROFLMAO on Jan 11, 2010 at 07:00 AM
    Boo Hoo Hoo. Ok. I admit that I was thinking about the Nebraska game y'all couldn't win without that extra second. You say "at least we were there". So what? You wouldn't have even been there if all the teams you played had their full roster of starters. Injuries are a part of the game and texas proved that they can't win without one player. Y'all still had your SIXTH year receiver playing against those college kids. And a defense that couldn't stop Ala. from scoring that final TD that you are crying about. Speaking of crying. LOL @ the "tainted" championship! HA! Sore LOSERS are still LOSERS. Only worse. HA! Cry to someone who's not laughing at you.
  • by Let's Be Clear Location: Texas on Jan 10, 2010 at 11:37 AM
    First, get your facts correct, we beat you by 3 points remember 16-13 Yes Texas lost to Alabama, in the Championship game, but at least we were there. If you choose to reply with something about last year’s championship game, yes you did play for the championship but it was tainted, feel free to remember 45-35, HA! Second, Oklahoma did win their bowl game but you beat Stanford, wow you barely beat the nerds at sports. You mention the fact that we lost our Starting QB like chokelahoma, but we lost him in the championship not trying to take the lead against BYU before half. Congratulations to any Crimson Tide player, or Fan. They did what they had to do to win; the only thing that should have been different was instead of scoring a final TD take a knee. Scoring again showed little class, but I understand it’s the championship. You on the other hand “WYE” I will not excuse, if you cheer when seeing a young man that pours his heart into the game you are just plain ignorant. HOOK'EM HORNS!!
  • by What'd you expect? Location: Laughing too hard to tell. on Jan 8, 2010 at 04:35 PM
    Seems like only yesterday that texas beat a team by ONE point when that team didn't have it's star QB (Who actually did win the Heisman) or it's best receiver...What goes around, comes around. HA!
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