A satisfying throttling of a Texas Tech team that proved increasingly irritating and chippy as the game wore on, becoming tough guys after the whistle while getting worked over during game action. If you can go through every one of your pre-game keys and check each of them with a thick crayon, the Longhorns probably just turned in a thorough ass whipping. Given what Texas Tech brought into Austin at OL, DL, and CB - personnel that would have been more at home in the bottom half of the WAC - I'm actually amazed that they've only lost their last five in a row. That game told me more about Tuberville than Kingsbury.
Tech’s run defense is awful and they’re a tiny defense (atomic, in fact – 5-8, 160 pound cornerbacks, small DL, greyhound LBs) and I wonder if we might just run well anyway even if they load up the box. Our OL has proven pretty solid all year and anyone still caught in the "Dominic Espinosa is hurting us" groupthink hasn’t been watching. I don’t think a combined 55 carry, 270 yard rushing effort is out of the question for us – which means McCoy can throw the ball our preferred window of 18-22 attempts against single coverage, convert some third downs, and hit a big play downfield to Davis or Johnson against a Mighty Mite cornerback.
Tech’s competent O vs our D probably tells the tale. They have shown zero ability to run the ball against honest, much less loaded, fronts without using the QB position. That gives Gerg a shot at creating some diversity in our coverages and blitz schemes. Their OL gets zero push and their RBs are mediocrities. So we don’t need to load up and smother the run as we have been all year.
Or if you're a bullet point type (post-game commentary in bold)
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