Big XII Championship Game - December 3rd, 2005
"Championship Football baby, we playin!" Priest Holmes, December 1996

Pat, Tom, and Pete meditate before the big game

Whole lotta people meditating this afternoon

We find some buff fans who made the trip

Heading to Reliant Stadium from west of Kirby

View from the front row of Section 605

The UT band performs before kickoff

70,000 strong sing The Eyes of Texas

The longhorn players enter the field

Colorado players prepare to follow Ralphie

Bevo is led out to his place after Ralphie's exit

1st UT play, VY looks for Limas Sweed for a 16yd gain

Vince Young to Quan Cosby for a 10yd gain

Vince Young runs 18yds to the Colorado 19 yd line

VY runs 16yds to the Colorado 1 yd line

Henry Melton punches it in, UT up 7-0

A possession later, Limas Sweed bobbles a TD pass

No problem, Jamaal Charles hauls in a 3yd TD pass

Colorado's Lawrenc Vickers gets a first down

Aaron Ross almost intercepts the ball

Brian Robison blocks a 31yd FG attempt

VY, up the middle, for a 2yd TD run; UT up 21-3

VY to Sweed, one play, 31yd TD pass, after a CU INT

David Pino makes it 28-3

VY TD run called back on a holding penalty

VY to David Thomas for an 8yd TD after the penalty

The Longhorn Band plays at half with Texas up, 42-3

Reliant Stadium is sadly quiet during NFL halftimes

Bevo hangs out during halftime

Ralphie and the Buffs enter the field

Longhorns rush the field after halftime

Three minutes later, Selvin Young, 4yd TD run

CU goes 3 and out, and punt is blocked for TD

Jamaal Charles 26yd TD, one play drive, after fumble

Ramonce Taylor gets close after another CU fumble

The jumbo package (Henry Melton) punches it in

Time to replace the third string with the walk-ons

Mack Brown gets a second bucket of gatorade

Brown and Barnett rush the field as the game ends

Barnett still able to shake hands afterward

Texas first ever 12-0 season

Texas gained no more yards after the 3rd quarter

A methodical beating

Railing collapses while high-fiveing the team

Mack Brown and VY on the podium for the trophies

Vince Young hoists the Big XII championship trophy

The team gathers around and hoists up the trophy

Rose Bowl committee invites Texas with roses

Mack Brown distributes roses to the players

The team gathers by the band for The Eyes of Texas

Fans file out of Reliant Stadium

Tom and Pete toast Texas' second
Big XII Championship with a cold one

David finally sees Texas win a conference
championship & ends his 22 game exile