Author Archives: Paul Wadlington

Scipio Tex: Kansas State Game Preview

Tyrone Swoopes. (Will Gallagher/IT)

I saw the 3-3 Wildcats play Stanford in person a few weeks ago and they’re not a hard team to scout. That doesn’t mean they’re easy to beat. Especially for Texas.

They’re a one dimensional flawed offensive team with a good defense, good special teams and a coaching staff that has knack for opponent specific adjustments, particularly against teams that lose their fundamentals

Scipio Tex: Iowa State Preview

Shane Buechele vs OSU. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Cyclones are off to a rough start (1-5 record, 0-3 in Big 12 play) but consecutive heartbreaking losses to Baylor and Oklahoma State suggest that new head coach Matt Campbell has Iowa State playing significantly better football than the early season squad that lost to Northern Iowa at home and surrendered the CyHawk trophy to Iowa after a 42-3 drubbing.

The Definitive Oklahoma State Game Preview – Defense, Specials Teams

Malik Jefferson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Cowboy defense has plenty of experience and some talent, but they’re still smarting from the loss of impact edge players and inconsistent replacements. That deficiency is showing up in their inability to limit the deep passing game and that’s the main reason they’re surrendering 6.0 yards per play (at a staggering 9.5 yards per pass attempt) despite playing solid defense on money downs, limiting the run and tackling reasonably well. Here’s OSU Preview on Defense at Inside Texas.