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.
Texas-Tech game predictions, standouts, Game of the Week and Upset of the Week. All in the IT Roundtable.
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.
Texas heads to Lubbock to end a two game skid and avenge a disappointing home loss to end the regular season one calendar ago.
For Westlake seven-footer Will Baker, the Longhorns’ past successes with big men, the makeup of the current team, the plan to use his unique skillset and Texas’ appeal outside of the gym ultimately led him to commit to his hometown school.
AUSTIN — The more he thought about it, the more it became clear that Texas was home.
Will Baker, a 6-foot-11, 215-pound center from Austin Westlake, chose to stay home and committed to the Longhorns today.
Shortly after Texas came up short against the West Virginia Mountaineers, the team that we all thought was going to provide the real problem for Texas played in primetime against the Sooners. Texas Tech gave Oklahoma their best shot, picking off Kyler Murray twice to start the game and managing to get 46 points on the board only to come up short in a 51-46 defeat.
The 5-4 Red Raiders have had a competitive season (their three Big 12 losses are all by 9 points or less to ISU, OU and WVU and their non conference opening loss to Ole Miss was when Bowman was still a pup) peppered with some bad streaks of injury luck. Texas represents an opportunity for them to secure bowl eligibility and for Kliff Kingsbury to secure yet another job security win over Texas.
The IT Staff answers recruiting questions as the race to NSD1 enters the homestretch.
This was one of those weird games where the good was particularly good and the bad was alarmingly bad, so it’s been an interesting evening/morning of processing the game.