Five Post Game Thoughts
- For the first time this season, the Texas Tech offense made it to the end zone on their opening possession. It was a great drive with the first three plays each going for first downs. It was nice to see such a dominant start to a game, including a touchdown on their second possession. They went on to score the most points of any Big 12 team so far this season.
- The defense put up great stands on their first two drives of the game, as well, including back-to-back stops on 4th and 1. This is how you open games, and I hope we get to see it again on both sides of the ball. Three interceptions, including a pick-six, never hurts either.
- Desmond Nisby had a day, finishing with 93 yards and 4 touchdowns on 11 carries for 8.5 yards per carry. So did Stockton, with 194 total yards including 33 receiving. Hats off to the o-line for really opening up the run game this week. Texas tech rushed for 313 yards. Do not adjust your screen; you read that correctly.
- Aside from just a few drives, the offense played lights out, even allowing McLane Carter to take over for a few drives in the fourth. They had issues getting out of situations when pinned deep, but I can’t complain too much. The o-line seemed to get everything together against the pass rush after allowing 3 sacks in the first half.
- Mistakes were everywhere today: QB sacks, an interception, a missed field goal, a blocked punt (seriously, how does no one block this guy), and a fumble in the red zone among others. Getting a lopsided win on the road when all of those things don’t pan out for you shows some resolve against a team that beat the University of Texas Longhorns last season. People forget that.