NOT BAD ... NOT BAD AT ALL
By Danny Reagan / Abilene, Texas
Not too bad a sports day overall.
My Red Raiders won, my daughter scored the winning goal in all three games and ... oh yes, Colt McCoy set a school record for touchdown passes in a 36-10 victory over Oklahoma State.
So the Longhorns can play ball while ahead. Who woulda thunk it? I assume Colt McCoy was named Player of the Game for the 7th time this season, since he threw for a career-high 346 yards and three TDs in a 23-of-29 gutsy performance.
Bobbie Reid for the Cowboys was supposed to be a Vince Young. He's a good athlete, but on this night he wasn't even a Colt McCoy, much less a Vince Young.
Colt's performance against the Cowboys can best be described with one word - toughness. He took hits, threw blocks, shook off a powerful late hit and survived a profusely bleeding forearm.
He gets a lot of late hit calls ... not just because he's not afraid to stand in the pocket until the very last second, but because opposing defenses are probably thinking, "OK, you baby-faced redshirt freshman, I'll show you what it's like to play in college." He's taken every hit and shook every one of them off.
Game-winners are cool, and I'm just about to kiss one of them good night.
Yeah, not a bad day at all.