Posted January 7th, 2009 by Brian
Filed under: Bowls, Feature, Football

ESPN analyst Rod Gilmore does a good job breaking down the [tag]Fiesta Bowl[/tag] and the gamewinning drive led by [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag] and [tag]Quan Cosby[/tag]. Watch Gilmore and Scott Van Pelt break down the game below:

The one thing I don’t get is how they take that game and make it a case that the [tag]Big 12[/tag] isn’t physical. Beanie Wells ran all over the Horns in the first half due to out of position linebackers and poor tackling by the secondary, not due to getting beat in the trenches. On the other side of the ball the offensive line didn’t play any worse than they had during conference play this season, it’s nothing new for Colt to be under constant pressure. It would be a thing of beauty to see what he could do in 2009 with better running game and blocking, hopefully we get to find out.


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  1. reply to  #1

    Pete A

    Yeah, OSU was waaay more physical. That’s why Beanie Wells ran for 6 yards second half , and got a concussion and wasn’t heard from again. And Terrelle Pryor consistently ran out of bounds three yards before contact. OSU’s guys kept getting hauled off on stretchers or with assistance. Look Gilmore, OSU showed up, I’ll give them that, but saying they were more physical just shows you went to Stanford on an athletic scholarship. Texas is now 4-1 against the physical Big Ten over last 6 years. I saw all of his breakdown, and the other guy had to keep reminding him McCoy threw for 414 yards, in that dominating OSU performance, and uh, Texas won the game.

  2. reply to  #2


    Texas won? I forgot. Somehow beating the #10 team in the country in a good game became a bad thing.

  3. reply to  #3

    L Horn

    Did anyone see the caption below the analysts? “Texas: first loss in 5 bowl games” Analyze that!

  4. reply to  #4


    “ESPN analyst Rod Gilmore does a good job breaking down the Fiesta Bowl”.

    Huh? Did he see the same game I did? I agree with what Pete A said.

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