Young steals show in Rose Bowl
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Texas quarterback Vince Young is second fiddle no more. Young, runner-up to Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush of Southern California, put on one of college football's most thrilling individual performances in leading the Longhorns to their first national championship since 1970.
Texas beat Southern Cal, 41-to-38 in the Rose Bowl to end USC's 34-game win streak. Young ran eight yards on a fourth-down scramble with 19 seconds left for the winning TD. The Texas Q-B ran 20 times for 199 yards and three TD's in addition to completing 30 of 40 passes for 268 yards.
Young set a Rose Bowl record with 467 yards total offense. USC coach Pete Carroll called Young's performance the greatest individual performance by an opposing player he's ever seen. "He's so unique...he's an X factor," Carroll said. "He probably made us miss a dozen tackles...plus he threw the ball well."