One thing I've learned in sports is the difference between the pros and the student-athletes. And no matter what sarcastic comment you can make about the "student" athlete...these guys are still kids whose emotions run like a roller coaster. I don't mind a pro team piling on another pro team. But I do mind college teams doing that. There is no reason that a program like Texas should pummel a program like Baylor 70-0. These are kids...and you've proven your point with the win.
That's why I feel so bad for Matt Prater. Prater is the kicker for Central Florida. Dude hit a clutch kick late in regulation...a 46-yarder...against Nevada in the Hawaii Bowl. But in overtime...Nevada had the ball first and took a 49-42 lead. Two plays into the Golden Knights' overtime possession, they score a TD to make in 49-48. The obligatory extra point would put in into a 2nd overtime....but Prater pushed it wide right.
And while the Nevada players stormed the field....the Central Florida players stood stunned. And all you can do as a kicker is put your head down....and swallow that guilt.
He should keep his head up. They all should. It was a great comeback in a great bowl game to watch. Last year, UCF finished 0-11 and in the basement of the Mid American Conference. This year, their first in Conference USA, they finish 8-3...won the East Division...before losing to Tulsa in the C-USA title game and Nevada in Hawaii. It was an amazing season and a great story.
....and an amazing game!