Texas’ run game vs. TCU

Tre Watson (Will Gallagher/IT)
Tre Watson (Will Gallagher/IT)

This was a tough one for the run game because Gary Patterson specializes in stopping the run and will generally do so at the expense of his pass defense until you make him quit. Whereas Texas last year flooded the field in dime and dropped back, daring opponents to try and run the ball on an undermanned front, TCU will flood the field with a pseudo dime but then overload the box so that you’re running into unblocked defenders.

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