Gilbert pulls Longhorns back into game

PASADENA, Calif. -- We're seeing the rapid development of Garrett Gilbert over the matter of one game.

Gilbert is standing resolute in the face of a blitzing Alabama defense, pulling Texas back within 24-21 with 6:15 left.

Despite facing constant pressure on the last drive, Gilbert marched the Longhorns 65 yards on nine plays on their most recent drive, capped by a 28-yard pass to Jordan Shipley.

Gilbert found Shipley behind backup safety Robbie Green on the scoring play. Shipley produced five receptions for 61 yards on that drive.

Colt McCoy came off the Texas bench to celebrate that scoring pumping his left shoulder high in the air after the touchdown.

The Longhorns' defense has played masterfully in the second half. They need another stop here.