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It’s All About The W’s

Win and your in.  That's what they tell you.  TCU and Cincinnati are outside looking in due to the human condition.  And thank goodness if you are a Horns fan as the voters (those that count) have continued to rank us 2nd since our road win in Stillwater. 

If I were a voter (or a CBS Sportsline Blogpoll participant) I would be focusing on some key metrics.  Below are a few that are about as good a barometer as any.

Through 10 Games

Florida

Alabama

Texas

TCU

Cinci

All Games

10-0

10-0

10-0

10-0

10-0

at Home

5-0

6-0

5-0

5-0

5-0

on Road

4-0

3-0

4-0

5-0

5-0

Neutral Site

1-0

1-0

1-0

0-0

0-0

on Grass Field

10-0

8-0

1-0

9-0

1-0

on Turf Field

0-0

2-0

9-0

1-0

9-0

vs. Conference

8-0

7-0

6-0

6-0

6-0

vs. Non-Conference

2-0

3-0

4-0

4-0

4-0

vs. Winning

6-0

3-0

6-0

5-0

5-0

vs. Non-Winning

4-0

6-0

4-0

5-0

5-0

vs. Ranked (AP)

1-0

2-0

1-0

3-0

2-0

vs. Unranked (AP)

9-0

8-0

9-0

7-0

8-0

Scoring pts/game:

Team

33.9

30.9

41.6

39.2

38.4

Opponents

10.9

10.9

12.6

12.9

16.9

Delta

23.0

20.0

29.0

26.3

21.5

 

 

 

Red Zone Success

 

 

 

 

Team

73.47%

85.37%

93.62%

87.76%

88.89%

Opponents

77.78%

68.42%

78.95%

76.47%

84.00%

 

O.K. so Florida can't score as consistent as the other undefeateds.  They have the holy one and the win streak. 

No wonder the Longhorns are at the top of Matt Hinton's and Samuel Chi's Blogpoll ranking when looking on both sides of the ball...

Offensive power:  Potent.  Too bad we are pulling the 1's in the 3rd quarter otherwise our SPG would be off the chart.  In spite of the national media's incessant over-the-top reporting of how "inconsistent" our offense has been, our SPG and RZS stands above the others.  BTW, where were they this week in reporting about our sorry running game?  chirp, chirp, chirp.

Red Zone:  An interesting statistic.  If the Longhorn first team defense played as much as Florida's and Alabama I would surmise our number here would be on par, if not better, than theirs.

Scoring defense:  While not as high as Florida or Alabama, we have been fortunate to be able to play our scout squad in the 4th quarter of all but one game this year.   I'll take fresh legs in January over this stat.  And I'll take a 29 point APD, too.

Our lone game on grass in the Cotton Bowl was perhaps the best game all year as it showed the moxie and heart of the team to fight until the end.  It's good the team got into a scrum like that playing 4 quarters of ball.  They may need to call upon that experience in Pasadena.

Speaking of grass, interesting that we will have played on one natural turf field all year. That will be an obscure stat heading into the Rose Bowl.

Texas' schedule:  Hmmm.  Notice anything interesting here?  We are tied with Florida for 60% of wins vs. teams with winning records.  This compares to Alabama with only 30%.  Damn computers.

Texas v. TCU:  This is not the correct argument.  It should be Florida v. TCU, IMO.  And notice TCU has the most wins vs. ranked opponents.  That is strong.

Cincinnati: Their defense does not compare to the other undefeated teams.  Coach Kelley knows this and leaves them out of the discussion.

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