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Texas playing like No. 2 team ... for now

Get used to the idea of Bevo on Rodeo Drive. Cowboy boots will be all the rage in Pasadena. While Texas isn't in the Rose Bowl now, it's hard to imagine the Horns not being there on Jan. 4.

Updated: October 23, 2005, 12:00 AM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

AUSTIN, Texas -- They're not in Pasadena yet, but they can see it from here.

The Texas Longhorns now have an unobstructed view of the Rose Bowl, and it would take a stunning stumble or some microchip madness to change that. Might as well reserve Bevo's guest spot with Leno now, and prepare Rodeo Drive for another invasion of cowboy boots.

The Horns strengthened their hold on the No. 2 spot in the BCS rankings Saturday by throttling overrated Texas Tech, 52-17. With a remaining ...

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