The 2005 BCS National Championship between the Texas Longhorns and Southern California Trojans remains one of the greatest contests in college football history. It might even be the best championship game in the modern era. The Trojans were coming off back-to-back championships when they drew the challenge of stopping Vince Young and Texas in the Rose Bowl.
“Yeah, it was a beautiful moment,” Young said. “Not only just for us as players but as well as our fans. They stuck with us through all the years. My teammates, we put in all the hard work in the offseason. Guys going to class. Guys doing what they were supposed to do, being accountable. Just the small things like that can really change your team if everyone is on the same page. On one accord to go to a championship game, because it is not easy. I want people to know that it is not easy at all, to go to a championship.”