I can’t lie, even though I have been asking ( down right begging ) for McCoy to start and for Malcolm Brown to get the ball more I wasn’t 100% sure what would happen.
How about them Longhorns? That was the best first half I’ve seen out of them in a year and a half.
I loved how the announcers on t.v. kept going on about how young UT is and how you need more experience. They forget it’s college football, everyone is young, it’s about talent, effort and coaching. Another question that was brought up was- does Case McCoy have “IT”? First off, one good game doesn’t mean anything but going 12 of 15 for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns shows he’s ready to step up. He may not have “IT” yet but he has “SOMETHING”. Case’s scramble on 3rd and 18 was one of the best plays I’ve seen in a long time. To avoid 3 tacklers and still find an open receiver is awesome.
I have to give a lot of credit to the Longhorn defense. Getting great pressure on the QB’s whichever QB was out there for UCLA and causing 4 turnovers. The effort from the start of the game was outstanding, I’d like to that for the rest of the year.
Team penalties: 3 for 25 yards. Much better than the 8 penalties last week. Just have to play smarter.
Now lets talk about Malcolm. He may not be breaking records but as a freshman, he’s starting to kicking ASS. 110 yards on 22 carries is pretty damn good. It’s nice to watch a guy that never stops running and goes north and south instead of sideline to sideline. A mix of good speed and good power and he’s still learning. Once this O-line gets going, Malcolm will dominate.
Lets not get too excited over a good start to the season and one great game. Tough games are still to come but you can’t help feeling UT has figured “SOMeTHING” out.
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