Texas routs A&M, 49-9

Published 8:58 am Friday, November 28, 2008

Get ready for another few days of hot debate about the Bowl Championship Series, the Big 12 title chase and the best player in college football, with the Texas Longhorns smack in the middle of it all.

Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy made another strong statement in his case for the Heisman Trophy and No. 4 Texas put a historic beating on an old rival with a 49-9 victory over Texas A&M on Thanksgiving night.

The question now is, was whipping a bad team good enough to keep McCoy and the Longhorns in play for the trophy and the championships?

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β€œIt was a great night for Texas football,” said Longhorns coach Mack Brown, who earned career win No. 200. β€œI felt they made the statement they needed to make. Starting with Colt.”