Jayhawk Feathers Plucked Clean as Texas Mauls Kansas 43-0

Mauling is the correct description of what happened in Austin tonight.  Both offensive and defensive lines are to be congratulated for such a physical whipping not seen on the 40 Acres in decades.  Texas allowed a total of 48 yards to a Kansas team averaging 405 per game.  I can't fathom how that happened unless the Jayhawks have just up and quit on their coach.

This is the first shutout for UT since the 2005 season in which the Horns had a consecutive 7 year stretch beginning in 1999 with at least one shutout game per season.

Total offensive output by the Horns was unbelievable finishing the night with 590 total yards at just under 7 yards per play.  Add 35 first downs and almost 45 minutes of possession time and you officially have a beat down.

The Longhorn youth movement continues.  441 yards on the ground tonight primarily by upstart Joe Bergeron and Malcolm Brown.  Joe scored his first touchdown in a Longhorn uniform.  Malcolm finished with his 3rd 100 yard game as a true freshman and trails only Cedric Benson's school freshman record of 5 in successive 2001 games, including a 218 yard effort against Kansas in a 59-0 road blowout, with five regular season games remaining.

The score was somewhat misleading in that UT left a couple of touchdowns on the field in the first half.  Again, signs of struggle in the red zone which saw starting quarterback David Ash throw an interception in the KU end zone and then on another drive seeing the Longhorns not push across the scoring line on a 4th and short.

But game balls should be given to the entire Texas defense.  What an incredible performance with many sacks, turnovers, and stiff play.

This is your celebration thread.  Bring on the Pirates!

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