1) UT's passing defense will step up - It should be worth noting that we gave up an average of 100 yards per game vs. our 3 previously ranked opponents to their 6'6" 270lbs tight ends. A lot of things are big in Lubbock, but TEs aren't one of them. True, the WRs for Tech are great, but physically I like our chances much better matched up against the likes of them vs. some of the man-beasts we have faced in October. As Muschamp has said we can give up yards all we want, but points are what counts at the end of the game.
2) Who has Tech beat? - Their opponents have a combined record of 31-34 -
TAMU (3-5; by the late 4th quarter), Nebraska (in OT; 5-3), Eastern Washington (4-4), Nevada (4-4), UMass (5-3), SMU (1-8), KSU (4-4), Kansas (5-3; stellar wins over Sam Houston St. and FIU). Texas is like a geeky kid on jolt cola the morning of SATs coming into this game vs. Tech's version of a bully at a special ed school getting transferred to Compton High.
3) History is a ***** - Since 1995, vs. the next opponent the week after Texas Tech has defeated a ranked opponent, they have only one once (2001). Their only win vs. a ranked opponent this year is Kansas. Their next opponent is Texas. Hmmmm.....
Not bad! And I didn't even have to mention Colt McCoy! Oops!