Best Game you saw!

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by HoffHorn, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. HoffHorn

    HoffHorn 250+ Posts

    Yes! I went to Texas USC! Yes! I went to Texas vs Mich, Yes, I went to Texas vs ALA,
    But tell tell us your favorite game win/lose of all time!
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  2. Bill in Sinton

    Bill in Sinton 5,000+ Posts

    Texas Vs USC for NC
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  3. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    ^I'll go along with that. Second place - Texas vs. Arkansas, 1969.
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  4. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Texas - USC
    Roll Left

    Texas - OU 1989

    Texas- OU 2008
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  5. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    1969 v. 2005 is a tough one to judge. At least the rain stopped several hours before the 2005 game. Rain in Fayettenam was just miserable.
  6. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    Excuse the hell out of me but the first 3 quarters of '69 Arkansas were terrible. Great 4th quarter but does that make it a great game?
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  7. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    B12 champ vs Neb
    Swoops v ND at DKR
    To name 2
  8. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Swoopes ND game was fun to watch.:hookem:
  9. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    1990 vs UH at Memorial Stadium. It's never been louder IMO.
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  10. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    2005 Texas-Ohio State
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  11. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Damn straight. Forgot that one.
  12. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    I have been fortunate enough to be in the stands for a lot of great games, clear cut number one for me is '06 Rose Bowl/NC game but a few others would make any list of top 5-10 I have seen in person:

    2006 Rose Bowl/NC Game v USC
    2005 Rose Bowl v Michigan
    1998 Ricky's run to record v aggy
    2001 Holiday Bowl comback v Washington
    1994 Sun Bowl Priest runs over UNC
    2016 v Notre Dame two bad teams but helluva game
    1994 v OU James Brown starts and Stonie stones OU at goal line
    1995 v Virginia Dawson's 50 plus yard prayer into the wind
    1999 Cotton Bowl Ricky runs all over Jackie Sherrill's MSU team
    2018 v USC
    1996 v aggy to win Big XII south and first time I saw Texas beat aggy in person
    1990 Gardere to Cash and Lasher misses FG on last play v OU (first time I saw Texas beat OU in person)

    Finally, not a win but my first Texas game in person and the game that made me a Longhorn fan for life, 1979 Sun Bowl v Washington, as a little kid I was fascinated by the hook em sign, the eyes of Texas and that iconic helmet, went to game with my dad and even though Texas lost I was hooked.
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  13. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Thread title is Best Game. Not games.

    Idoits! I'm uphauled by the terrible readin'.

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  14. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    2008 TX-OU
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  15. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Obviously the USC Rose Bowl & 1969 Arkansas. That said, I love defense, so

    1979 OU - Leon's defense holds the million dollar backfield to five first downs (two on penalties, two on busted plays). If not for the last busted play, OU has under 100 yards total offense. As it was, the total offense was about 110 yards,
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  16. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    For those who do not get it, here is why. Yes it does.:hookem2:

    4th down and 3 yds. to go with time running out. Street throws long pass to Peschel in double coverage. If it fails, Arkansas has a very short field for the put away score. Peschel told Royal earlier in the game he was never covered on a pass route.

    Also, a little earlier the Arkansas receiver is going by Steinmark when Steinmark in desperation interferes with him to draw the penalty but deny the free touchdown. Two weeks or so later Steinmark had his leg amputated due to cancer. It is amazing he could even stand let alone play safety. Talk about leaving it all on the field, Steinmark still reigns supreme.
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  17. Desperado

    Desperado 500+ Posts

    Agreed. It was loud. Really loud. 2008 ou game ranks up there as well as the 2004 comeback against Okie State (I know, that's three games but who's counting).
  18. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    Yeah, '79 Sunbowl was a tough one. The UW Texas freshman recruit who later flunked out was unstoppable at RB.

    I would put the 1965 Orange Bowl victory over #1 Joe Namath Alabama in there as well as that season's heartbreaking loss by 1 point to Arkansas at home. This handed Arkansas the Natty after the bowl games were played. Namath and 4 'Horns in that game went on to form the Jets '69 team that was the first AFL team to upset the NFL in the Super Bowl III.

    One of my favorites was the 1969 Cotton Bowl. Texas installed the wishbone offense that Emory Bellard had formulated that Spring with Sophomore Super Bill Bradley at QB. After two games, Texas was 0-1-1. Bradley as well as the offensive coaches did not quite understand how to run the new offense. The switch was made to Street at QB and the whole thing clicked from then on so Texas was SWC Champions at 8-1-1 despite the early loss to TTU. Tennessee was ranked a couple of places behind UT but favored by some to win. On a bitterly cold day (I was there), Texas came out and dominated a very good team with a good defense and an unstoppable offense. At the end of the game, I was convinced I was watching the best team in America. The next year, Texas proved my observation to be correct.
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  19. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Might want to check that out.

    BS Southwest Texas State
    MS Prairie View A&M
    PhD Texas A&M

    Superintendent in Navasota, Port Arthur, Converse, plus Assistant Superintendent at Beaumont between the last two. Not a people person, but certainly not dumb.

    Flunk out? How about homesick. With the offers Willis Mackey had, and the fact that we thought it was us over OU, I'll never know why Washington, and I have asked.
  20. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

    The Cotton bowl game 1-1-70 vs Notre Dame very close second the 2006 Rose for the 2005 Natty.
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  21. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    I heard he had an uncle, a true related by blood uncle, he was very close to.
    He passed away at some point in Mackey"s freshman year so he transferred.
  22. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts


    I met and visited with Eric Metcalf's mother and cousins, all whom lived in Seattle, but never knew about Mackey's uncle.
  23. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 1,000+ Posts

    Loudest and best Nebraska v Texas 1999. Pain pain and more pain.
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  24. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    So I recognize it for what it was but don't get it? Spare me.
  25. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    Just googled it and Washington ran the ball 42 times for 98 yards. Yeah, just unstoppable.
  26. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Cannot pick just one, so, saw in person:
    1. UT vs ND 1/1/70 for NC
    2. UT vs Mich 2004 Rose Bowl
    3. UT vs ou 1977
    4. UT vs Okie Lite 2004
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  27. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Friends of mine drove up to St Louis for the inaugural B12 champ game on a whim. Not sure how they got tickets. I think they drove back after the game. 4 of them in a car. Legends. Quite jealous.
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  28. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Everybody overlooks Ricky's final game in a UT uniform.

    Was the ***-kicking we laid on MSU one of the all time great nail-biters? Were there really massively high stakes associated with the game? No, and no. But damn, that was a FUN game to attend, to watch, and so cathartic to lay that kind of beat down on Sherrill. It has always been one of my all time favorites.
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  29. Olehornfan

    Olehornfan 1,000+ Posts

    The Cowboy game today.
  30. yelladawgdem

    yelladawgdem 1,000+ Posts

    The 1968 team was co-champions with Arkansas, each having a 7-1 record in the league. Texas went to the Cotton Bowl due to the head to head win, 39-29 in Austin. Arkansas went to the Sugar Bowl where they upset an undefeated Georgia team 16-2.

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