West Virginia Post Game

Wo Ho Two in Row!

The win over West Virginia seems like the most celebrated victory that simply gets the Longhorns to .500 since 1976, when they defeated Arkansas in the last game of the year to finish 5-5-1 in Darrell Royal’s final game as the head coach.

My thoughts on the game
It was quite a day on defense for Cedric Reed, Jordan Hicks, and Quandre Diggs. If any one of the three hadn’t played the outcome of the game may have been different. Do we know who replaces them and sure to leave for the NFL, junior defensive tackle Malcolm Brown, in 2015?

If Cedric Reed plays anywhere near as well as he did in the West Virginia game, against Oklahoma State and TCU, I like our chances.

I could become a J. Gray fan.
J. Gray needs more than 10 carries against Oklahoma State and TCU.

Where in the wide wide world of sports is Daje Johnson, only two carries, one of which went for 22 yards?

Geese Louise, is there any chance that Tyrone Swoopes can play better in the final two games?

Do you think Oklahoma State might load up the box against Ty?

Texas gave up a 48-yard kickoff return and Nick Rose missed another field goal attempt. One decent performance on special teams before the season is done is all I ask.

I’m not one to follow possible bowl scenarios with four weeks left in the season, but I believe an Advocare Bowl matchup with A&M is a distinct possibility for the Horns. I’m not sure how I feel about that.

Over/Under Results
First timers continue to have strong outings in 2014 as David Bergstrom tied for first with six correct answers. David was edged in the tiebreaker by David Frink as he notches his second victory of the season. It was an unusual tiebreaker in that neither of the Davids picked the winning teams, A&M and Arizona State.
Judging by the scores in this week’s Over/Under, the West Virginia game was the least predictable so far this year. The average score was 4.1.

HooK ‘Em,
W.E.

 

2 Comments to “West Virginia Post Game”

  1. Pride is welling up as I quietly celebrate a second Over-Under Contest victory! Re the game, Swoopes is, as Kirk Bohls pointed out this morning, “awful.” Alas, there is no one else but Skip Holtz to put under center in as much as No. 13 (and probably ought-to-be No. 1 on the depth chart) Jerrod Heard clearly isn’t going to get an opportunity this year. As much as his grandfather might like it, don’t think young Mr. Holtz is trotting to the huddle. Defense has to play lights out against OSU, Longhorns have to stop trying to run behind Hutchins and Gray, Brown and ALSO DAJE JOHNSON (for chrissakes) have to run like their very lives depend on it. If so, Texas can win and head into the TCU game with “their eyes screwed up like little BBs.” Whatever that means and wherever you are, Darrell Royal.

    • Big mistake, as many pointed out at the time, not playing Heard early and often.

What Say You?