This will be short and sweet. Defense and special teams won the game. The best thing our offense did was to minimize turnovers with only one ill-advised Onyegbule throw. We scored off of four forced turnovers (including a pick 6), Quandre’s 81 yard punt return field position, and a great trick play call from Harsin. That’s it.
Our offense accounted for a miserable 237 yards and only 3.6 yards per play. Miserable.
Case McCoy certainly won my respect as a competitor and he didn’t put us in a bind with interceptions as Ash did against Kansas State, but his overall play was poor aside from his improbable, opportunistic 25 yard run to set up the winning field goal. McCoy was 16 of 27 for 110 yards, scrambled from clean pockets at least a half dozen times, threw several balls poorly, and did little to inspire confidence in any reasonable Longhorn fan that he’s our answer at QB. He doesn’t keep his eyes down the field when he scrambles and he doesn’t like to step into balls in traffic. We all enjoyed the karmic payback for Cart McCry in their place in Aggieland’s Mostest Importantest Game Ever, but let’s not get carried away with the Tebowian All He Does Is Win meme. I don’t like where we are at QB and it’s a potential albatross on a team that’s setting up nicely otherwise for an enjoyable run in 2012-2014.
I was pleased to Ash get a few snaps, if only to keep him involved and to help nurture him out of shell shock.
I thought Brown was banged up and 17-44 was as revealing of his blocking and A&M’s ability to ignore our passing game as much as his running. Cody Johnson was pretty amazing in ways that belie his 6 carries for 9 yards stat line. He created a touchdown and two short yardage conversions with sheer force of will and leg drive when he should have been stopped short. These guys didn’t have much to work with and created no value adds of their own. We miss Fozzy immensely and we miss Bergeron too. (more…)