Banks finished 10 of 15 passing for 168 yards and a touchdown. He also gained 70 yards on 10 rushes, although four sacks reduced him to 35 net yards. Best of all, he rallied UT from an 18-0 deficit with two 80-yard TD drives in the fourth quarter. So, what does it all mean?
''It means a ton to James and it means a lot to me,'' Sanders said. ''You earn respect by going out there and doing it, not having that deer-in-the-headlight look in his eyes. James never had that. He did all he could to give us a chance to win.
''He can get a lot better -- not only with understanding the offense but also executing what we asked him to do. I was proud of him, though. He competed hard.''