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utee94

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« on: October 07, 2019, 07:51:39 AM »
aka TX-OU or occasionally the Red River Shootout.

Here we are, another year.  Horns are slowly improving from the absolute crap of the Charlie Strong era, while OU appears to replace its coaches as easily as it replaces its Heisman-winning QBs.  Last year Texas won at the Cotton Bowl, OU won at Jerryworld, so I guess the "revenge" factor is in favor of the Longhorns, not that it really makes much difference.

I really don't see Texas winning this game.  The secondary is just too thin, too many starters out, but even if we had every single starter for this game, the Texas defense is consistently ranked in the 100s for pass defense and that's not any different this year.  They give up too many big plays and OU is a team specifically designed to take advantage of those mistakes.

I think the Texas offense is going to move the ball and score points.  Tom Herman won't "turtle" for this game so I expect him to throw a lot of wild stuff out there.  I'm hopeful Collin Johnson is back and reasonable healthy because Duvernay can't continue to do it all by himself.  Our running back situation is pretty dire as well, but RoJo has been serviceable so far this year, hopefully he can keep that up.

Realistically, I think Texas probably needs to score on every offensive possession to win, and I don't see that happening. But here's hoping!

OK. Cool.  Hook 'em!


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Re: Hatemas
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 08:18:32 AM »
I really don't see Texas winning this game.  The secondary is just too thin, too many starters out, but even if we had every single starter for this game, the Texas defense is consistently ranked in the 100s for pass defense and that's not any different this year.

I'm probably one notch (or two) above you on the optimism scale.  Didn't we have 4 picks last Saturday?  And our pass defense numbers will improve as we get further away from that LSU game.

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2019, 08:26:44 AM »
I'm probably one notch (or two) above you on the optimism scale.  Didn't we have 4 picks last Saturday?  And our pass defense numbers will improve as we get further away from that LSU game.

I think OU's offense is much, much better than LSU's.  That's the real issue here.

But for sure those INTs were nice.  D-line actually got a LITTLE bit of penetration to pressure the QB and the DBs actually played the ball well, for a change, so hopefully that continues.

And I do think Texas is considerably more battle tested than OU at this point, which will help.  I just don't think it'll help enough.  I definitely hope I'm wrong though!

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Re: Hatemas
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2019, 09:26:07 AM »
The eye test says Texas is a bit behind OU overall. However, the eye test is minus one factor.

OU hasn't been hit yet. They've played nothing but tomato cans. All they've seen is good things happen. Their OL is still a bunch of new guys. What happens when they get into a dogfight? Texas has been in dogfights with teams at least as good as the Sooners.

I'll wait and listen to today's injury report. Texas has a couple of starting DBs out, but frankly, their replacements are adequate for the Sooners (meaning, it wouldn't make much difference against that offense who was playing DB).

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Re: Hatemas
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 10:29:49 AM »

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Re: Hatemas
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 10:51:09 AM »
were doooooooomed

can we just send our band for the half time show
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Re: Hatemas
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 10:56:02 AM »
Is this game considered to be something of a rivalry in that part of the country?  Like say Clemson-South Carolina?

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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 11:01:01 AM »
Is this game considered to be something of a rivalry in that part of the country?

Who is this guy?

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Re: Hatemas
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 11:02:14 AM »
Just asking a simple question.  Maybe it's more akin to Virginia vs North Carolina, an interstate kind of a thing.

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Re: Hatemas
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2019, 11:03:12 AM »
So anyway, combined records of opponents:

OU 10-17
TX 16-11

But here is my concern - OU laid a whipping on TxTech, who just beat oSu, who Texas struggled with.  Not saying we have no chance, but just sayin'...

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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2019, 11:57:46 AM »
So anyway, combined records of opponents:

OU 10-17
TX 16-11

But here is my concern - OU laid a whipping on TxTech, who just beat oSu, who Texas struggled with.  Not saying we have no chance, but just sayin'...
In this game anything can happen

records and ranking dont mean a thing

I think youll see a close game with neither team reaching 30 points
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Re: Hatemas
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2019, 12:14:24 PM »
My guess would be something like 45-31, OU winning, but I'm wrong very often of course, so LH fans can see this as a positive.



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Re: Hatemas
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2019, 12:37:25 PM »
so, Sooners by 7?
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