It's felt like an eternity since our talks regarding Andrew Jones were about his NBA prospects and on-court greatness. It's felt like an equal eternity since Andrew averaged 15.25 pts, 3 rbs, 2.4 asts on 52/46/73% shooting over the first eight games during the 2017-18 season. It's those numbers, in particular, that feed this piece of writing.
In 2019, Texas is 16th nationally in total offense putting up 481 yards per game. It is ninth in scoring offense and sixth in offensive SP+. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger sits tenth in passing yards with 2057, sixth in passing touchdowns with 21 compared to three interceptions, and has completed 69 percent of his passes.
Today, we'll discuss Alfred Collins and Loic Founoji official visit news, and catch up with a handful of Texas commits who are heading to the playoffs in a few weeks. The Inside Scoop - Part I for your Monday consumption. Part II later this evening or Tuesday AM.
It's fun to watch our guys make plays. When you score half a hundred it stands to reason we must have played pretty damn well and we did. The best part for me was we had guys picking up other guys when we fell a little short of positive execution. Four turnovers (interception, fumble, and two 4th down blunders) usually spells hello loss column but we overcame because players made plays down the stretch. Here are the grades:
The Texas offense shook off two turnovers and a cold streak in the 3rd quarter and the staff pressing on two first half 4th down attempts to rescue multiple possessions on 3rd and long (Texas was 9 of 14 on 3rd down conversions and amassed an amazing 33 first downs) and destroy an outmatched Kansas defense late to power Texas to the 50-48 win.