Sunday, September 13, 2020

Longhorns do everything you can reasonably expect

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."
Galatians 6:9

Dude, it was awesome.

There really aren't enough superlatives to decribe what the Longhorns did tonight. It was the most dominant all-around team perfomance since before the late Mack Brown era. The only game we can kinda, sorta, compare it to is the Kansas game in 2015. But, even in that game, Kansas scored two touchdowns.

Obvously, it was just UTEP. Still, given some of the scrubs that beat other teams in the Big-12, it's noteworthy. Yeah, the spread was 44. But the Longhorns won by 56.

  • Given the level of the competition, the most important takeaway was that the Longhorns played a crisp, mentally sharp, game.  With this level talent disparity, there's always a temptation to coast.  Longhorns didn't do that.  They executed (which, let's not kid ourselves, has been an issue in recent years).
  • Five first half touchdowns for Sam Ehlinger speaks for itself.
  • The receiving corps is insanely loaded, if they get remotely decent offensive line play, they're going to score a lot of points.
  • Bijan Robinson is the real deal.
  • Keontay Ingram and Roschon Johnson ain't too shabby either.
  • Basically, the offense is loaded.
  • Casey Thompson looked solid, and had a couple touchdowns, in relief of Sam.\
  • Hudson Card even made it in during the fourth quarter.  His drives kinda stalled out.  But he had spunk.
  • On defense, Caden Sterns was all over the place.
  • So far, so good for the new coordinators.
  • Defense looked a lot more disciplined than we've seen in previous seasons.

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