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Texas claims Williams shorted in BU win

Nov. 5, 1997

Texas claims Williams shorted yards in BU win

What a difference a win makes.

The campus has been abuzz with talks of goalposts and steer roasts since the Bears' big win over Texas. It seems like the Longhorns aren't quite as happy.

According to Tuesday's The Daily Texan, Texas officials made contact with Baylor officials to dispute Ricky Williams' final rushing total. The Texas folks saidWilliams was due some yardage for two different plays. The first was a running play in which Williams fumbled the ball and was erroneously deducted yardage, and a play in which statisticians listed as a forward pass, while Texas officials whined that the play was indeed a lateral pitch.

Baylor officials conceded on the first play, but would not on the second. Seems that the Longhorns are ready to scrap the season on the feint hopes that Ricky Williams will win the Heisman Trophy.

My advice is: give Ricky the yards, and we will keep the win.

National Championship

Accoring to a recent ESPN fan poll there is a majority of people who think the winner of the Michigan-Penn State game should be ranked number one regrdless of the possibility of Nebraska winning out, which they should do with ease.

It's unfair to punish the Cornhuskers for playing in an uncharacteristically weak Big 12.

If Nebraska does in fact win the rest of its games, and the winner of the Florida State-North Carolina game finishes undefeated, then you have a clear national championship game. As long as the Big 10 and Pac 10 are locked into the Rose Bowl, preventing a true national championship, they should have to suffer the consequences.

Oops, did I say that?

'I've never lost to Baylor before, and I don't plan on starting now,' Texas starting quarterback James Brown said before last Saturday's game.

I hate to beat a dead horse, but as a senior I've been waiting four years to beat Texas and I'm going to gloat. So join me in sticking out your tongue, putting your thumbs in your ear and saying, 'Nah, Nah, Nah.'

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