Well, that was something.
The Texas offense needed every one of its 50 points and every yard of its 638 yard total. Sam Ehlinger paced the Horns with a dominating 31 of 44 for 399 yard passing and four touchdown performance and 91 rushing yards, consistently using his legs to regenerate the Longhorn offense, but he threw one very poor interception on a bad RPO read that set up a Kansas touchdown deep in Longhorn territory. Given that he has a 21:3 TD/INT ratio seven games in, I think perfection is probably a bit too high of a standard.
The Longhorn defense...has very minimal standards. With the exception of a few bright spots, they consistently failed at the most mundane aspects of defensive football for four quarters, before it all crescendoed in a 24 point Kansas 4th quarter scoring blitz.
I’m not breaking that shit show down.
Feel free to refer to everything I’ve written about Orlando’s inability to set the edge, the propensity for predictable six man blitzes, guessing over fundamental play, poor technique, and horrific Texas tackling. It’s all there for you.
Pepper in some costly injuries and you have Jayhawk QB Carter Stanley drilling the Horn D for four touchdown passes and a 2-5 team mounting a serious Pooka Williams Heisman campaign. The electric Williams finished with 190 yards on 25 carries and 2 touchdowns. Including a 65 yard touchdown run. Subtract out his longest run and he still averaged over 5 yards per carry. Who knew he was KU’s biggest weapon? Blindsided all of us!
KU helped the Horns win by surrendering a three point swing on a blocked extra point returned for two by D’shawn Jamison and two missed (one blocked) field goals. Those KU errors proved absolutely decisive in the outcome.
Dicker the Kicker iced the game winning kick for Texas after a Ehlinger-Johnson-Duvernay drive with 1:11 on the clock. Those three were nails. He did it as time expired from 33 yards out after Texas ran a play with 8 seconds left and no timeouts.
This is your celebration thread.