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Title game loss a 'humbling' experience

Updated: January 8, 2010, 7:54 AM ET
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com

PASADENA, Calif. -- His eyes were red with tears. It was clear the end of his freshman season was a difficult learning experience for Garrett Gilbert.

After Colt McCoy was knocked out of the game after five offensive snaps, Texas was forced to turn to Gilbert in an emergency situation that trumped anything believable before the game.

Gilbert's earlier career had included only 26 passes in nine games. And none of those had come in meaningful playing ...

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