So, both Mack Brown & Colt McCoy would have us believe that the end of the game was not a cluster F#@K. Why? Cause it wouldn't look good for the Heisman resume for Colt to have come within 1 second of costing his team the game.
I went back at looked at the DVR. Texas ran 4 plays in 1:44 (which included a stoppage for a penalty). Colt hiked the ball with 6 sec and then 3 sec on the play clock and then 6 sec on the game clock.
On the second play with 1:14 on the clock, Colt could have thrown the ball away but instead slid down.
If Colt had let the ball go one second later (which he might have if not pressured), game over. What if he had completed the pass? -- probably game over.
This was a monumental F#@k Up and they just got lucky.