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Culpepper: Texas at 5-4

This was not an easy win. Texas Tech was coming off an overtime victory over TCU in Fort Worth and the stadium was full of Red Raider fans. It was only two weeks ago that Tech QB Pat Mahomes and his receivers put up 59 points on Oklahoma before their home crowd. But Texas was ready that morning in Lubbock.
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Swoopes on formation, Haines on coverage, Buechele on missed ops and improving

After using the 18-Wheeler formation in overtime against Notre Dame to seal the victory, the formation senior Tyrone Swoopes leads has proved mostly ineffective over the past several weeks. Opposing defensive coordinators stack the box against Swoopes, daring him to throw the ball. Throwing the ball just has not been in offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert’s plans yet.
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Inside the Gameplan: How Texas Beat ND

I’m going to start by broaching a topic that most everyone else will probably stray away from, which is that by beating Notre Dame in front of over 10 million viewers Charlie Strong gave Tom Herman a nice big stiff arm. When the Cougars coach took down the Oklahoma Sooners at noon (“yawn, been there, done that,” says Charlie) with an impressive performance it upped the ante for Texas’ performance the following evening. Charlie didn’t need to beat Notre Dame, very few of us expected that, but he needed to give them a game.