Texas strikes early, but McCoy hurt

By Dennis Washington

PASADENA, CA (WBRC) - Texas was the first team to score in the BCS National Championship game, but the drive may have cost the Longhorns their quarterback.

McCoy was seen going to the locker room with an unknown injury just as Texas had to settle for its first of two field goals. On its first drive, Texas had driven the ball from Alabama's 38 yard line down to the two yard line, but Alabama's defense held Texas out of the end zone.  During that goal line stand is when McCoy was pulled out of the game and replaced with Garrett Gilbert.  

Alabama struggled to move the ball Thursday night in its opening series against Texas in the BCS National Championship game. Bama received the ball to start the game, but lost yardage in the first three downs. Alabama attempted a fake punt, but the pass was intercepted by Texas on the Alabama 38 yard line.

On the kickoff after Texas' first field goal, Texas recovered the ball on a pooch kick, but was unable to move the ball and settled for its second field goal.

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