Here is a portion of my post from Friday, Oct 24.
Texas' body of work is much better up to this point that Oklahoma State's. Yes, they both played weak non-conference schedules but the teams on the Texas schedule were more competitive than Okie States. Texas fans, dont even worry about tomorrow....this one is gonna be sick! You are about to see a better than usual OKST team tommorrow but their best wont even be enough to make a show of it...even if something catastrophic happens to a player or a big play on special teams happens. The Marine predicts, "Texas 52-Oklahoma State 28"
Okay, I was wrong. Big Time. I was so wrong on all counts including special teams play. I even shot off at the mouth to PB about how he was gonna only be able to afford Peanut butter to eat after he lost a side bet with me. I was shocked at the outcome of this game. The truth is, I shouldn't be. We played way too conservatively and we are very fortunate to have walked out of DKR with a win. The Oklahoma State team that showed up was dang impressive. I mentioned in last Friday's post that I felt OKST would rush for over 100 yards but that Zac would be on his back most of the afternoon. My hat (no pun intended) is off to the Cowboys for playing one hell of a game.
Defense wins championships and this is why we will win; because of our defense and the way they played. Yes, we were gashed for a ton on the ground but we kept dez out of action. Yes, it did allow the TE to have a field day but I am confident that Coach Muschamp will make the necessary adjustments for this weeks blockbuster encounter.
Offensively, the usual suspects showed up. The Bromance roommate connection, Quan had a big day, and Colt continues to burn the record books. I know this may sound like a stupid question, but does our running game suck? someone said to me that they have seen enough to be convinced that it does but what about what we did to Missouri and even Oklahoma? We have the talent no doubt but did we struggle on the ground because we suck or becasue OKST rush defense was THAT good? I will make one small prediction for the Tech game....we will have a better outing on the ground than we did against OKST. I have also heard a lot of talk about Colt having a poor outing. I know I am biased but iw ould say the same about Sam or Chase if this was said about them with Colt's numbers on saturday; That's just stupid. He had an awesome day. He made a bad throw and fumbled towards the end but it was because he was trying to make something happen not because he was careless or playing bad.
So my Monday predictions are these:
Texas Running game will be much improved come Saturday night and texas defense will play much tighter. But we need to improve the mindset offensively. It seemed like we played too conservative. any agreements or arguments? Semper Fidelis and Hook em'