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Even a late loss won't eliminate Texas from BCS chase

Updated: November 3, 2008, 10:50 AM ET
By Brad Edwards | Special to ESPN.com

An old college football adage says it's always better to lose early in the season than late.

But thanks to the BCS, that line of thinking has become as outdated as leather helmets.

Now this doesn't mean losses in November are suddenly a good thing. But ever since computers entered the process of determining the participants in college football's national championship game, the quality of a loss has become just as significant as the timing of a loss.

And the Texas ...

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