We're also providing Inside Texas subscribers the opportunity to choose the Top 10 in ten different categories. The final tally of the subscriber vote will be printed alongside our staff selections in the Spring issue of Inside Texas Magazine.
Today's lists are Top Road Wins and Top Controversies.
Click HERE to vote on the Top 10 Road Wins.
Click HERE to vote on the Top 10 Controversies.
What's the top road victory in UT history? Where do you put the Longhorns 2005 win at Ohio State which propelled them to a National Championship? There's also the "Game of the Century", Texas' 15-14 win over Arkansas in 1969 when President Nixon declared the Longhorns as the top team in the country. Many long home-winning streaks have been stopped by the Horns. There was the '98 victory in Lincoln to break the Cornhuskers' 47-game home win streak as Ricky Williams went for 150 to chants of "Heisman" from Nebraska fans. Texas also broke Texas A&M's 31-game win streak at Kyle Field in '95. Or...you could even include Texas' first game ever, an 18-16 win over the elite Football Club of Dallas.
Then there's the controversies, the players, coaches, games, calls and situations that have galvanized the Longhorn faithful. There's the Barry Switzer "spying" scandal, for one. Anytime there's a quarterback debate at Texas, talk always returns to the benching of Major Applewhite in favor of Chris Simms. There was Texas' controversial denial from the 1941 Rose Bowl after the Horns had been all but promised a spot in the Granddaddy of Them All (the Longhorns took out their frustration on Oregon, crushing the Ducks 71-7). "They fired him?" "They hired who?" Texas is known for many, many great games throughout its football history, but there are many moments off-the-field that also define Texas. Which stands out the most?
Tomorrow we'll finish up with the two big ones: Top Players Overall and Top Teams.
There's a thread on the Members' Only message board for each list. Reply to that thread with your Top 10 list and we'll tally the votes (Point System: 10 points for a first place vote, 9 points for a second, etc.) and post the IT Subscribers' Top 10 in each category.
Here are the Ten lists that IT subscribers will vote on:
Top Running Backs
Top Bowl Victories
Top Gutsiest Coaching Calls
Top Vince Young Performances
Top Individual Game Performances (other than VY)
Top Road Wins
Top Overall Players Regardless of Position
Head over to the Members Only message board to find a list you may have missed. Voting will remain open until March 13th.
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