Colt McCoy threw four touchdown passes and No. 3 Texas overcame a huge game by Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson to wrap up an undefeated regular season with a 49-39 win over the Aggies on Thursday night.
The Longhorns (12-0, 8-0 Big 12) have only next week's
conference championship game against Nebraska standing between them
and the BCS title game.
For a while, though, it seemed as though Johnson would rally the
Aggies (6-6, 3-5) to a gigantic upset, shattering McCoy's Heisman
Trophy hopes and opening the door for TCU and Cincinnati to vault
into the national championship picture.
Jeff Fuller caught three touchdown passes from Johnson, the last
with 7:10 left to cut Texas' lead to 42-39. But Marquise Goodwin
returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, and the
Longhorns could finally breathe easy after A&M's Randy Bullock
missed a 23-yard field goal try with 3:05 remaining.