If the Pete Kwiatkowski hire isn't a home run, it's a triple where the ball thunks off of the 420 foot stencil in deep center, the center fielder scrambles around like a disoriented chicken trying to corral the ricochet, and the base runner jogs into third base as the crowd goes "Oooooooh."
The Longhorn offense dominated the Buffaloes, scoring 55 points, dropping 638 total yards (303 rushing, 335 passing), and averaging a spectacular 9.4 yards per play. All while playing three new OL starters, a backup QB in the second half, without their most experienced wide receiver, while also limiting Bijan Robinson to 12 total touches (that he turned into 220 total yards and three touchdowns).
The Longhorns destroyed the Buffs 55-23, a result that, much like Kansas State, suggests that Texas was capable of much more than their season results. Doing it down 1/3rd of their regular season starters is further proof of that point. This was a deeper, more talented Texas team than conventional wisdom - or apparently some Longhorn coaches - realized.
Texas wraps up its 2020 season with an Alamo Bowl matchup versus the Colorado Buffaloes. Predictions, players to watch, San Antonio memories, and a look at the College Football Playoff in the Roundtable.
Colorado only played five games this year, but finished 4-1 and 2nd in their PAC 12 division behind first year - and 2020 PAC 12 Coach of The Year - Karl Dorrell. Five games constitutes a rather small sample size, but it's a major improvement in Boulder given that the Buffs had put together three consecutive 5-7 seasons before Dorrell's arrival. The Buffaloes weren't playing the nation's elite, as their five opponents combined for a 14-15 season record, but Texas and the Big 12 didn't exactly set the bar for style points either.