The Texas Longhorns used a complete performance in a 24-17 victory over the 10th ranked Oklahoma Sooners Saturday afternoon at The Cotton Bowl stadium located in Dallas, Texas. Texas’s offense racked up 313 yards rushing for the game and their defense only allowed 67 yards rushing and recorded 6 sacks.
The Red River Showdown has been played 110 times and has a history of upsets and surprising results. The Longhorns came to Dallas in the midst of the program’s worst start in 59 years. Oklahoma came to Dallas ranked 10th in the nation and poised to make a run at a Big 12 Championship.
For their impressive performance against Oklahoma, the University of Texas has been honored with the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Week honors.
Tennessee’s 38 – 31 win over #19 Georgia was selected as the second best game of the week, while #18 Michigan’s 38 – 0 victory over #13 Northwestern was named third best game of the week.
An eminent national panel of former and legendary coaches and administrators, chaired by Jack Lengyel, the former athletic director at the United States Naval Academy, selects the weekly winner of the Academy’s College Football Game of the Year Award.
Each weekly winner is considered for the award honoring the best College Football Game of the Year at the end of the season. Past winners of these memorable games have included some stunning upsets, conference championship games, and BCS National Championship games.
Daniel Moore, the American Sports Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) 2005 Sport Artist of the Year, is commissioned by the Academy each year to create a painting honoring the selected College Football Game of the Year. The Academy, also known as America’s Sports University, donates the painting and $5,000 to the general scholarship fund of the annual winner.
The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.