A high stakes game versus a good team with no downside equals set-up for failure.
Texas obliged and played very, very tight. Their coach did a bad job of preparing them. Mack Brown may be a great leader but he failed yesterday to get his team to loosen up.
But they got lucky. They choked and won.
Were I the coach, I'd rather play Florida like Alabama did rather than a set-up game.
If both teams have the same opportunity, then there's no psychological games afoot.
Five weeks from now, Texas should benefit from this game because most people will over-react to their ineptness and to Alabama's dominance over Florida.
You heard it hear first.