What We Saw: Texas 45 Texas Tech 37

There were offensive fireworks in Lubbock, mostly from the burnt orange and white. Charlie Strong's redemption tour continues and the Horns are above .500. 

Here's What We Saw:

- D'Onta Foreman is a Heisman candidate. We know, everyone's already cast their ballot for Lamar Jackson, but D'Onta Foreman is a legitimate Heisman contender after a 341 yard effort against Tech. Only UTEP's held Foreman below a hundred yards and they only did it because he didn't play. Foreman averaged 10 yards a touch against the Red Raiders. We know that's grading on a curve but it's still impressive. 

- Texas' defense kept Tech off balance. Sure they allowed 37 points but UT's defense did a very good job of keeping the Red Raider attack and Patrick Mahomes from getting into any sort of rhythm. Mahomes had 178 yards in the first quarter and only 189 the rest of the way. 

- Tech's defense is a plague of awfulness. Texas rushed for 414 yards Saturday and accumulated 658 yards total. Tech didn't even look close to stopping the Longhorn rushing attack. Texas' offense never looked threatened or even concerned with their ability to drive the ball down Tech's throat. If Kliff Kingsbury is going to keep his gig he'll need to find some warm bodies on the defensive side of the ball. 

Texas host West Virginia

Tech travels to Oklahoma State 

 

Posted on November 5, 2016 and filed under Southwest Round-Up, Texas, Texas Tech.