Special teams lift unbeaten Horns past Aggies

Texas didn't play near its usual high standard in a win over Texas A&M, but sparkling special teams play ensured that the Horns could still end up in the penthouse, writes Ivan Maisel.

Updated: November 25, 2005, 8:42 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- In the end, with the first 11-0 record in 22 years safely tucked away, and a confirmed date to play for a trip to the BCS Championship Game, it would have been easy for No. 2 Texas to defend the quality of the 40-29 victory at Texas A&M.

You've heard all the clichés before: you have to play hard every week. The Aggies give scholarships, too. It's a rivalry game.

The Longhorns trotted out of couple of them Friday. But they knew that they didn't ...

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