Colt McCoy is Mortal

Well he’s not in the technical (read: theological) sense, see here:

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations–these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit–immortal horrors or everlasting splendours. — CS Lewis

But in today’s win over previously undefeated #6 Oklahoma State, the Texas Longhorn QB (below) showed that he does not sip nectar or sup on ambrosia.


Yes, McCoy had a “bad day”. He threw 2 interceptions (one was stricken from the record thanks to a dumb roughing-the-passing penalty) and lost a fumble. But to the Heisman Trophy front-runner, a “bad day” is an average quarterback’s career game. Here are Colt’s number in today’s closely contested game:

38 for 45 (that’s a whopping 84% completion rate), 391 yards, 2 TDs
10 rushes for 41 yards, 1 TD
1 Favre-like rocket pass
1 INT, 1 lost fumble

Here are other thoughts from a random UT alum/fan watching this instant classic from the comfort of his home in Houston:

  • Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle is a man, he’s 21. Mr. Kindle got juked out of his shoes by OSU speedster Kendall Hunter. But instead of giving up on the play, Kindle kept up with it and eventually recovered the Hunter’s subsequent fumble downfield.
  • Speaking of Hunter, the Texas D made him look like Barry Sanders
  • Texas DB Earl Thomas showed once again why he plays defensive back and not wide receiver. Thomas dropped what seemed to be a surefire interception in the end zone.
  • Gotta give it up for Texas DT Lamarr Houston for doing his best Stonie Clark impersonation. Houston dropped OSU wideout Dez Bryant for a 3 yard loss on a 4th and 6. This gave the ‘Horns the ball back after McCoy’s fumble. If you don’t know who Stonie Clark is, check this action out.
  • One of the cameramen apparently thought enough of a young woman sitting in the stands to zoom to her during a lull in the action. The young woman in question happens to be my sister. Good looking out sis, thanks for making us proud!

Again, for expert analysis go to Burnt Orange Nation and Barking Carnival.

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