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The Texas defense matched the inconsistent output of the Texas offense. If I’m going to hold that the Texas offense wasn’t quite as good as 63 points on the scoreboard suggests, it’s only fair to point out that the Texas defense wasn’t quite as bad as a series record 56 points allowed implies. Texas had stretches of good defense and some alarming periods of incompetence and fundamental ineptitude. But they can’t be held responsible for Red Raider points via fumbled punts, short fields, and punt blocks. They sure as heck can be held responsible for surrendering five TD passes, Tech converting 8 of 16 on 3rd down, terrible tackling, and allowing 75 yard touchdown runs with the game in the balance.
As for special teams, well, don’t go grab a drink during a routine kick.
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