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Monday, October 24

 

Texas 52 Texas Tech 17


Texas Tech outgained the Longhorns in total yards, had 29 first downs to Texas’ 21, owned the time of possession 36:01 to 23:59 and passed for 369 yards. They also lost, 52-17.

Texas did what great teams do, smothering inferior competition in every way that mattered, dominating with big plays and an overall deflating defense. It was just another sign that this year’s Texas team is special and a notch above previous years’ Longhorn teams.

You can read a recap of the game
here or check out the box score here, so we’ll just touch on some of the important notes from the game:

*Vice Young threw two interceptions early in the game, but this year’s maturation showed itself once again as he rebounded to perform solidly after the two mistakes. Young finished 12-22 for 239 yards and two touchdown passes.

*Billy Pittman has emerged as a legitimate stud. Pittman turned his three catches into 138 yards, including two touchdowns, one for 75 yards. With Aaron Ross ailing, Pittman also handled the punt return duties, and while Ross has been solid this year, Pittman easily outperformed him. The switch should be permanent.

*ATL whipping boy Selvin Young was quietly effective, gaining 77 yards on 16 carries. He wasn’t Jamaal Charles, but he did what was needed of him and found the end zone twice.

*All Points Bulletin: Any university seeking a head coach should put Gene Chizik at the top of their list. Horns fans are just hoping we get a national title out of him before he takes over somewhere. The man is really, really good at what he does. In fact, all our offensive weapons aside, he’s the number one reason why I think we’re the favorites to win it all.

*Texas Tech coach Mike Leach pulled a Mack. Looking like the old Mack Brown against a top five team, Leach got conservative in the first half, electing to try to draw Texas offsides when his team was driving in Texas territory, instead of going for it on 4th down. Playing not to lose against a team that’s better than you is a bad idea. Trust us, we did it for years.

*Texas crushing win, coupled with Virginia Tech’s lackluster win over Maryland should move the Horns even more comfortably into the #2 spot in the polls and BCS standings. Only a Texas stumble can derail the Horns train to Pasadena at this point.
--PB--

Comments:
Bean,

Pittman didn't return those punts. That was QUAN. Yes, QUAN Cosby. He had 3 for 68 and M. Griffin had one and Aaron Ross had one also. I think Quan should be our guy. That way, we run no risk of getting one of our D guys (Ross) hurt and don't let there be a dropoff either b/c QUAN is FAST!

N E W B S
 
Yeah, he's right about Quan. Pittman only wishes he was that quick. For someone as slow as he is, Pittman sure as hell knows how to get wide open.

So, I know I harp on this too much, but why in the hell was Jamaal Charles in the game at all? Can ATL use its vast influence to send a message to the Texas coaching staff? We want Jamaal in street clothes for the next two weeks at least. Sit his ass down and let that ankle heal.
-Eric
 
Jamaal is in because it is hard to tell a guy that is ready enough to play that he has to sit. From Jamaal's prespective he should be starting and running more so he can keep his numbers up and get some awards, big 12 rookie of the year, ect. to set him up for next years hiesman.
 
Nice site; just discovered it from SIonCampus. First-time poster.

Couple of things:

1) Good game (at least if you're a UT fan). Tech did keep it interesting for about a quarter, and I think they are a good team. Them being #10 helps our SOS, so yes, I think we want them to win out the rest of the way. Might help dispel those "Big 12 is weak" talk if we have a second BCS team (long shot I know) while we take care of business in the Rose Bowl.

2) By far Selvin's best game since his return. Given the "quality" of the rest of the regular schedule, Charles should be sat down until his ankle is completely healed (no tape, no cast) or until USC. Nothing hurts a player's long-term future more than an injury that's not allowed to heal properly. Just ask Edwin Simmons or Mike Wacker.

3) Repeat after me; Chizik would not make a good head coach! He needs to stay at UT!
 
Am I wrong about this? Didn't Selvin hurt his ankle last year? Brent kept saying something about his knee surgery? I really tought he had screws in his ankle.

Adam
 
It was his ankle, Brent was drunk.
 
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