At this point it looks like Nebraska or K-State will win the North. Who do you want Texas to play and why?
Initially I had some concern if Texas were to play Nebraska (because of their defense). I think the Husker D-line is scary and could cause a lot of problems for the Texas O-line and offense (esp. since our run game is average at best).
But then I started reviewing the OU stats against Nebraska:
- OU had 23 first downs (Neb had 7)
- Total yards 325 OU (245 passing), 180 Neb (39 passing)
- OU 80 yds rushing (2.9 per attempt), Neb 141 (3.3 per att)
- OU 9 penalties for 64 yards, 5 turnovers (all INT's), Neb 11 penalties for 104 yds, 1 TO
Obviously the killer for OU was the 5 TO's - the biggest TO being the int thrown deep in OU territory and Neb only had to go 3-5 yards or whatever it was. OU had no problem throwing the ball (unless you count the INT's).
Texas' defense could handle the Nebraska offense much like OU did (or maybe even better than OU). I don't think the Neb defense could handle Colt and the passing game.
Now the ineptitude of GD is what scares me - especially if the game is tight and Texas isn't able to capitalize. K-State causes some concern just because they (and Bill Snyder) seem to thrive in this type of atmosphere. I like the chance for Colt and the team to get some redemption for the past two meetings.
So who do you want to play and why?