Williams set a Longhorn bowl game record with 11 receptions for 134 yards to add to a Texas bowl game best 592 yards of total offense. Senior QB Major Applewhite threw for a UT-record 473 yards on 37-of-55 passing (we know its a record even though bowl game stats were not counted until the following season).
"If I smoked, I would have had to have had me a cigarette for that game," Williams said.
But for Johnson, the thriller not only tops his list of favorite games in a Longhorn uniform but was also the venue of his national coming out party.
"There were a lot of momentum changes in that game," Johnson recalled. "That game was real special. Ive still got that game (on tape) at the house. After my freshman year, I watched it a lot."
Johnson was named the Defensive MVP after posting nine tackles, one sack and a pivotal fourth quarter interception that set up Texas scoring drive with less than six minutes remaining.
"I didnt think it was going to be that close," Johnson said. "I didnt really watch Washington that year but they came out and played great. That was a great game. Its actually a classic now."
Players are scheduled to gather in San Diego Tuesday night and will practice 9 a.m. (PST) at the UC-San Diego campus.