Texas Longhorns BCS Tickets
The Texas Longhorns have played in two BCS Championship Games; the Horns defeated USC in 2006 and lost to Alabama in 2010. Coincidentally both of those games were played at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. The Longhorns are one of the few teams in college football fortunate enough to have appeared in two of the four BCS bowl games since the BCS began in 1998. Texas appeared in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State in 2009 and the Rose Bowl in 2005 and 2006 (where the BCS Championship replaced the Rose Bowl game).
Texas’ 2005 visit to a BCS Bowl saw the Horns win in a dramatic victory over the Michigan Wolverines; a Dusty Mangum field goal as time expired was the difference-maker in that instant classic. The following year Mack Brown returned to the Rose Bowl to play in the BCS National Championship Game against the #1 ranked USC Trojans. The Longhorns were led by quarterback Vince Young to a miraculous victory over the Trojans, 41-38.
In 2009, it was Texas quarterback Colt McCoy who connected with wide receiver Quan Cosby to knock off the Buckeyes in the final minute of the Fiesta Bowl. The following year McCoy was knocked out of the BCS Bowl game early against the Alabama Crimson Tide. True Freshman Garrett Gilbert came in and nearly led the Horns to a dramatic comeback before falling short in the 4th quarter.
UT’s program has a long and storied history; the Longhorns won their first national title in football in 1963, then won two more times in 1969 and 1970. The victory in the BCS Championship Game in January 2006 earned UT their 4th National Championship in college football. The Longhorns four national titles trail only a few programs in total (recognized) national championships, including: Notre Dame, Alabama, USC, Michigan, Oklahoma, Miami, Nebraska and Ohio State.
Texas Head Coach Mack Brown has built the Longhorn program into one that is in the conversation just about every year for a spot in the BCS Championship Game. Coach Brown is one of the winningest active head coaches in all of college football. In addition to their success on the football field, Mack Brown has helped to make UT’s football program the wealthiest in college football. Texas is also the only school to have their own dedicated national network, the Longhorn Network by ESPN, to cover their sports. Texas is currently a member of the Big 12 Conference (although that seems as if it could change at any moment) where they annually play against some of the toughest teams in college football. Texas’ main rival in the Big 12 is the Oklahoma Sooners, but they also compete with talented programs like Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Kansas State.
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