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For the losers, some stats


Now we're across the hump of our season, and have had a good look at our guys for the season, let's go over some numbers.

Let's look at what we're good at, and what we're not so good at...

 What we do well on Defense:

Limiting Yards/Play

Stopping the Pass

Stopping the Run

Picking off Passers

Forcing Fumbles 

Limiting Opponents From Scoring

Stopping Opponents on 3rd Down

What we dont' do as well:

Sacks

 

Verdict: Since we don't have high Sack stats, that means our Run Defense stats are for real. It's hard to find any statistical category where Texas is not in the top 10 in the country on Defense. We've got a good argument for being the #1 defense in the country based on a number of stats.

 

What we do well on offense:

Make First Down

Coming away from the Red Zone with points

What we could do better:

Running the Ball

Passing the Ball

Give up less Sacks

Verdict: Ugh... I didn't expect that to be as depressing as it was. There's a lot of room for improvement on offense. Let's hope that our Post-OU revival is for real. I would imagine the numbers from Missouri/OSU would be much improved compared to before OU. We trail Texas Tech and A&M among others in almost every purely offensive statistic.

 

What we're good at on Special Teams:

Having Shipley Return Punts for TD's

Kickoff Returns

Having D.J. Monroe Return Kickoffs for TD's

Kick Field Goals

What we're not as good at:

Punts

Opponent's Kickoff Returns

Verdict: Nothing surprising here. We've had some issues with our Rugby style punting and our kickoff coverage has been spotty. Otherwise, we're solid with an exceptional Field Goal kicker who can be credited with helping us over OU. Noteably absent is Blocked Kicks, which we were somewhere in the 30's in the ranking, but I think both of our blocked kicks have gone for TD's. So we're kind of good at that, but could be better. If we block 1 or 2 more, we'd be near the top of the nation.

 

There you go.

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