I didn’t see this coming. In perhaps one of the worst displays of coverage in the Texas secondary, Cal came from behind in the fourth quarter to win this game. The positive here is that these are fixable problems. Strong needs to get his tool box.
BERKLEY -- A 9:30pm (CT) start after a crazy day of college football, then an initial delay, wasn't good for the nerves of either Texas fans or the young football team as they took the field out in Berkeley, California. Texas loses 50-43 on a night that seemed like the Twilight Zone.
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This is more Stream than anything else, but here are my game notes as taken while watching the recording. I'll go into Heard specifically in my next post because he did much more than just wreck Cal with his legs. I simply can't believe his poise and patience in the pocket at times. Hell, he was too patient to take off and run a couple of times and others he did a great job of keeping his eyes downfield. He was more impressive as a passer on the re-watch. Please change his number, Charlie.
AUSTIN -- In a battle of dueling QBs, the junior was just one better than the freshman. Cal's Jared Goff passed for 268 yards, three scores and pulled out a narrow victory after UT's Nick Rose missed a game-tying extra point in the game's final seconds.
It's game day, y'all. The Texas Longhorns host the Cal Bears of the Pac-12 tonight at DKR. The Horns come in as the home underdog to a Cal squad led by prolific passer Jared Goff. Check out the Gameplan, Scoop, Bear Necessities, and more in our IT Gameday primer.
Texas bounced back from an horrendous start in Week 1 to capture the crowd with a big win over Rice last Saturday. An even stiffer test awaits when the Cal Bears from Berkeley arrive to Austin. Here's the IT staff's predictions for what should be another exciting Saturday at DKR.