Throughout the football season, we at Orangebloods.com will offer up our insights about the Longhorns that we believe were the hottest players on the Texas football team.
It's a fine line ranking the top players from week to week, and there are usually several guys that just miss the cut. As always, we encourage readers to head over to the Inside the Forty Acres board to offer up their own opinions.
Finley's performance in the first half was nothing short of spectacular and his big plays were a big reason that Texas was able to claim a 14-7 lead in the second quarter. Finley stretched the field to the tune of 149 yards and one touchdown on just four catches, and he showed the type of superstar ability that's been hiding for most of this year.
The harshest of critics have put a good chunk of the blame on McCoy for Texas not getting the win (it's the nature of the position) but the redshirt sophomore was actually very good. McCoy threw for 324 yards and two scores. He did throw one interception, but the fault on that play is up for debate since most feel like it was a catchable football.
If you're a Longhorn fan, how can you not love Quan Cosby? All this guy does is give 100 percent on every single play and he seems to get the job done every time his number is called. On Saturday he caught only three passes as McCoy spread the ball around, but his work in the return games was exceptional.