On Jan. 4, 2006, Texas and USC waged what is still considered by many the greatest game in college football history. They’ll meet again Saturday for the first time since that fateful night when the Longhorns take the field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The stakes are much lower this time around, but simply the sight of burnt orange on white against the Trojans’ cardinal and gold is sure to stir emotions.
Much has been said and written about the 2006 Rose Bowl, and Texas’ 2005 national championship, especially here at Hookem.com. In August 2015, the American-Statesman took an exhaustive look at the game 10 years later.
Take a walk down memory lane with our coverage of a historic moment for the Longhorns:
- Brian Davis took a look at the long, strange decade that followed for Texas and USC.
- Columnist Kirk Bohls, who voted Vince Young second on his Heisman Trophy ballot, had some explaining to do.
- Columnist Cedric Golden wrote about the “beautiful” offensive linemen who paved the way for Young.
- Statesman reporters and photographers from that night shared their memories.
- Everyone remembers that play. Ryan Autullo and Suzanne Halliburton broke down the top 10 plays from that night.
- Halliburton counted the ways Texas-USC changed college football.
- Kevin Lyttle ranked the top BCS national championship games. Guess which was No. 1?
- Cat Vasquez broke down the NFL careers of the players on both sides.
- Love stats? Rich Tijerina picked apart the 2006 Rose Bowl “by the numbers.”
- This year, on the 11th anniversary, we took a look at what 10 stars from the game are doing now.
- Someone recreated the classic game in Tecmo Super Bowl.
- Here’s a full recap of the 2005 national championship season.
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