The final whistle has blown on this year’s college football season and what a season it was! I want to congratulate all of our Texas schools for their impressive performances in this year’s bowl games.
I am especially excited about the Aggies’ big win at the Cotton Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners. Aggies Coach Kevin Sumlin, Heisman trophy-winning quarterback, Johnny Manziel, the many other instrumental team members and the famous "12th Man" were great representatives for our state.
In addition, I am also proud of The University of Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, SMU and Rice who all ended their seasons with bowl wins. TCU, in their first year in the Big 12, proved themselves as well in a competitive game that left them just a point behind Michigan State. And while Sam Houston State University came up a bit short in the Football Championship Subdivision game, the players proved to be good sports and managed to put up a good fight.
Great job Team Texas! Now let’s hear it for the Houston Texans as they continue to battle their way to Super Bowl XLVII.