Category Archives: Football

Hopes for conference title contention rest on senior night showdown

Breckyn Hager, Charles Omenihu (Will Gallagher/IT)

In his tenure at Texas, head coach Tom Herman has consistently stated the goal for his program is to be in contention for the Big 12 Championship in the months of November and December. It was a mantra he repeated after the season-opening loss to Maryland and at several other points throughout the year. In order to remain in contention for the conference crown, Texas must defeat visiting Iowa State this Saturday.

Texas-Texas Tech Post-Mortem: Defense/Special Teams

Charles Omenihu (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas Tech QB Jett Duffey wins the prestigious Fitzpatrick/Winston Award for the Most Outstanding Offensive Production Paired With Multiple Boneheaded Turnovers In The Red Zone. The preseason 3rd string QB for the Red Raiders amassed 524 yards of offense (444 throwing, 80 rushing) while also coughing up the ball three times deep inside the Texas Longhorn 19 yard line.

Texas-Texas Tech Post-Mortem: Offense

Lil'Jordan Humphrey (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Longhorns put up 41 points in Lubbock despite surrendering a season worst 5 sacks; Sam Ehlinger set the Big 12 record for consecutive attempts without an interception, further cementing himself as a damn good Longhorn QB and a bona fide winner who has grown more than any player in the program; the staff offset a couple of uninspired second half booth series with some terrific play calls and big picture decisions; and LJH and Duvernay combined for four touchdowns catches, mercilessly exploiting IT’s pre-game identified weakness of Tech’s cornerback play.

The Inside Scoop – 11/12/18

Isaiah Hookfin. (Justin Wells/IT)

If you heard the theme song to M.A.S.H. during UT’s locker room celebration on Saturday night, it wasn’t a flashback to the 70s. With the physicality this team plays with, you’re going to get banged up. It got to a point in Lubbock where we saw third stringers on the field, like Donovan Duvernay. Here’s what we’re hearing + recruiting in the Scoop.

5 Quick thoughts: Rock fight in Lubbock

Sam  (Will Gallagher/IT)

It always has to be close. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a team that is less effective at putting opponents away. Tom Herman still seems to be adjusting to the fact that these Air Raid teams aren’t going to play by conventional rules. They’ll load the box and bring run blitzes, recklessly so even, and make you either score quickly and embrace the shootout nature of the game or else run into a mass of bodies a few times and then punt the ball back to them.

IT Gameday Primer – Texas Tech

IT Gameday Primer (Will Johniken/IT)

The No. 19 Longhorns travel to Lubbock for a matchup with the Red Raiders of Tech. Texas looks to snap a two-game losing streak in the land of thrown tortillas. The Gameday Primer gets you prepared with previews, matchups, injury reports, and more. Get some.