Colt McCoy will look to win his first championship today versus Nebraska. (Image: Scout.com)

Colt McCoy will look to win his first championship today versus Nebraska. (Image: Scout.com)

Some links for you to peruse while you’re at a frigid JerryWorld tailgating before tonight’s Big 12 Championship versus [tag]Nebraska[/tag]. Lot of good stuff all around to keep you busy. Read on…

Are Horns getting defensive about their defense? Nah. College football sometimes can spin odd perceptions. The story line for tonight’s Big 12 championship game seems to be focused on Nebraska’s suffocating defense against Colt McCoy and the potent Longhorns offense. […]

Nebraska’s defense could make Texas Longhorns’ credentials defensible. Conference championship games rank behind the resistance to a playoff system and just ahead of the polls and Boise State’s psychedelic blue turf on my list of college football grievances, to name a few. […]

Best in Big 12 more pertinent to Longhorn’s Brown than best in Texas. Amid the talk about his own team and the game against Nebraska, discussion arose about unbeaten TCU, which is No. 4 in the BCS rankings, one spot behind Texas. More to the point, Longhorns coach Mack Brown was asked whom he thought had the best college football team in Texas. […]

Match-up watch: Nebraska vs. Texas. This game is all going to come down to which team handles the pressure better. For Nebraska, it essentially doesn’t have anything to lose, as no one is really giving the Huskers a chance of upsetting Texas. Still, this is easily the biggest game NU has played since the 2006 Big 12 title game against Oklahoma, and hardly any of the players now were even on that team. […]

Big 12 title game could have far-reaching implications for BCS. The most important game of the weekend won’t take place in Atlanta. Sure, the SEC championship will pit No. 1 against No. 2 with a trip to the BCS title game hanging in the balance, but the outcomes are clear. Either Alabama will play for the national title, or Florida will. […]

Emerging offense making it easier for McCoy. Earlier this season, Texas offense consisted of Colt McCoy throwing a lot to Jordan Shipley. Short passes. Screen passes. Deep passes. All kinds of passes from one roommate to another. But as the Longhorns prepare for Saturday’s Big 12 championship game against Nebraska, the offense has evolved with many more potential playmakers. […]

Huskers, Horns is strength vs. strength. Get beyond the Heisman hype, the national championship prospects, the record-setting statistics. Move past the television highlights and the glamor that’s been associated all year with this undefeated Longhorn juggernaut. What you’re left with are philosophies – certain Texas tactics for point production – that best apply pressure to a defense. […]

2-minute drill: NU vs. Texas. Because Nebraska has played some of its best football against teams like Virginia Tech and Oklahoma, look for the Huskers to go toe-to-toe with the heavily favored Longhorns and not flinch. Plus, their defense is capable of keeping it close. But Texas is on a quest for a national championship and might just have too much. […]

Playing it safe is Huskers’ best chance. This isn’t the Nebraska of 2008, when quarterback Joe Ganz set school records for passing yards and total yards for an attack that put up 450.8 yards per game and ranked 12th in the nation in total offense. Ganz doesn’t live here anymore. Zac Lee does. […]

Keys to the Game: Texas vs Nebraska. It’s so much more than McCoy vs. Suh. It’s nearly time to determine a Big 12 champion. As the case at various times during its inception, the Big 12 championship game carries national ramifications. A Texas victory and the Longhorns are likely headed to the BCS Championship game to play the winner of the Alabama-Florida SEC title game. […]

Horns, Huskers seek Big 12 title. As if anyone in Texas needed to be reminded about how far the Longhorns finished behind rival Oklahoma in the BCS standings the week before last season’s Big 12 championship game. For those Texas fans who have tried to erase it from their memories forever, here it is again: .0128. […]

Scouts Inc. Texas vs. Nebraska breakdown. Lee is too inconsistent and makes some questionable decisions, especially under pressure, and Texas should have some success getting to him in this game. McCoy, on the other hand, will continue to extend drives with his feet and take what the defense gives him when he drops back to pass. […]

Wide receiver Malcolm Williams talks about Nebraska. Good video interview of Texas wideout Malcolm Williams talking to the media about his increased role in the offense and the upcoming Big 12 Championship Game against Nebraska. […]

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Posted September 13th, 2009 by Brian
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Unlike the offense, Chykie Brown and the Texas defense played 4 great quarters. (AP photo)

Unlike the offense, Chykie Brown and the Texas defense played 4 great quarters. (AP photo)

It wasn’t pretty for a half and I’m still not sure if the offense knows what it’s doing sometimes, but thanks to great defensive play and of course overwhelming talent the Longhorns pulled out the win over the Wyoming Cowboys. A win is a win, but in the sad era of the BCS the Horns have to play better if they want a chance at another national title.

Check out the links below to see what everyone is saying about the game:

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The Texas defense hounded QB Cody Hawkins all night

The Texas defense hit QB Cody Hawkins often

The Texas Longhorns played their toughest opponent of the season Saturday but still dominated against the Colorado Buffaloes. The defense was downright dominant and the CU quarterback will be seeing the Texas defensive linemen and linebackers in his dreams for weeks. We’ll find out in less than a week what the Longhorns are made of.

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Posted September 28th, 2008 by Brian
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Eddie Jones, Sam Acho, and Aaron Lewis

Eddie Jones, Sam Acho, and Aaron Lewis

The Longhorns played their most complete game of the season in Saturday’s 52 – 10 thrashing of former SWC foe [tag]Arkansas[/tag]. The offense was sharp from the very first snap of the game and the defense dominated their SEC opponent. The victory was one of the most lopsided in the series’ long and storied history.

See what the dying print media and the rest of the World Wide Web said about the game below:

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Posted September 21st, 2008 by Brian
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Colt McCoy bulldozes a Rice defender

Colt McCoy bulldozes a Rice defender

For nearly a minute the Rice Owls led the Texas Longhorns on the scoreboard Saturday evening, but eventually the world righted itself and the Horns scored 31 straight points. Other than two fumbles the offense was near perfect against the Owls and after a shaky start the defense was nearly as good. Texas dominated the final three quarters (particularly the second half) and the final score ended up Rice 10, Texas 52.

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Posted September 7th, 2008 by Brian
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Chykie Brown nails the UTEP QB

Chykie Brown nails the UTEP QB

It was an awkward and somehow unsatisfying victory for the Texas Longhorns Saturday night (and into Sunday morning) against the UTEP Miners. Only Longhorn fans could be unsatisfied after a relatively easy 29-point win, but that’s definitely the general feeling among the faithful today. Let’s take a stroll around the web to see what everyone else is saying about the game…

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Derek Lokey catches a first quarter touchdown pass

After Texas’ big victory over [tag]Arizona State[/tag] in Thursday night’s [tag]Holiday Bowl[/tag], [tag]Chris Jessee[/tag] was making the most of the news. That’s not the only thing people were talking about as the Longhorns win impressed many of the doubters the team had earned over the course of the season. Check out all the reports on the game from around the Web below. The Austin American-Statesman in particular has several good articles on the game, be sure to check their stuff out.

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Posted November 11th, 2007 by Brian
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Colt McCoy runs for yards against Texas Tech

Mike Leach is probably still whining about it, but the Texas Longhorns outscored his [tag]Texas Tech[/tag] Red Raiders to win for the ninth time this season. Tech falls to 3-4 in Big 12 play and 7-4 on the season.

Here’s what people are saying about the game from around the Interwebs…

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Posted October 21st, 2007 by Brian
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