McCoy rallies Longhorns in Fiesta Bowl

Colt McCoy hit Quan Cosby for a 26-yard touchdown with 16 seconds to play, lifting third-ranked Texas to a 24-21 Fiesta Bowl victory over No. 10 Ohio State on Monday night.

The Buckeyes nearly pulled off the upset behind quarterbacks Terrelle Pryor and Todd Boeckman but instead went down to another disappointing bowl loss.

McCoy, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, calmly led the Longhorns 78 yards in 11 plays and 1:42 without calling a timeout. On the touchdown, Cosby caught a short pass, slipped a tackle and sprinted toward the goal line before diving into the end zone.

The Longhorns (12-1) rebounded after Ohio State (10-3) had taken a 21-17 lead on a 15-yard run by Dan Herron with 2:05 to go.


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  • by To Boomer Sooner Location: TX on Jan 6, 2009 at 06:32 PM
    You must be an idiot...you keep mentioning a good first down spot...if anything the spot was short. You must not have had on your glasses. The ball was CLEARLY over the first down marker on the sideline. Just another crybaby...must be related to Bob Stoops. Anytime a team has to wait 5 1/2 weeks to play it is gonna be a bit different. Can't wait to see the sooners stink up another BCS game.
  • by The Cold Harsh Truth Location: Reality on Jan 6, 2009 at 02:23 PM
    Texas 45, Oklahoma 35
    October 11, 2008
  • by Boomer Sooner Location: OU on Jan 6, 2009 at 01:52 PM
    Enough of the horn whiners of being #1. A "good first down spot" saved your win over Ohio State. Very lucky. A three-point win over the 10th-ranked Buckeye isn't enough. Not when undefeated Utah captivated the nation with a stunning 31-17 Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama. And not when Ohio State is representing the beleaguered Big Ten, which went 1-6 in bowl games. And not when the Longhorns needed a late drive – and a good fourth-down spot – to pull out a victory. Texas had a chance to win by a wide margin, but McCoy threw an interception in the red zone just before halftime. And when the Longhorns were threatening to extend a 17-9 lead early in the fourth quarter, McCoy fumbled for an 8-yard loss and Texas eventually punted. Not a team that wanted to show the nation they were #1. Not at all. Enough of the whinning...barely beating The State and winning in the last moments and getting beat at Tech, you lost your votes for the National Championship. Upside, Texas will be #1 in 2009 poll
  • by Longhorn fan Location: VV TEXAS on Jan 6, 2009 at 08:27 AM
    The only thing you can say is "How about them Longhorns" In my opinion we should of been watching Texas and OU but thats my opinion....It was a very good game anyways....
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