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Sunday, October 25, 2020

HornsCorner - Game Recap: Texas vs Baylor (2020)

HornsCorner - Game Recap: Texas vs Baylor (2020)

by Nicholas "NinosCorner" Battle

Was it a pretty win?  No.  Was it a necessary win? Yes.  

If Texas has any chance of making some noise this year in the Big XII, they must win out, so starting out with a 'W' against Baylor was definitely needed...one down, 5 more to go (oh brother).  Is this team capable of doing this?  Possibly.  Will they do it?  I doubt it; however, if the Longhorn defense can defend against the run as they did against Baylor, they may have a shot at potentially making some noise throughout the rest of the season.  We shall see.  Number 6 ranked Oklahoma State is next.  Let's see if the Longhorns can shake some things up going down the final stretch of Big XII play.

Nino's Thoughts:

  • Outside of the interception Sam threw while targeting Jared Wiley, Sam played an efficient game. When Texas needed a play, their senior leader provided it.  Kudos to Sam for keeping this Longhorn team afloat.
  • When junior defensive end, Joseph Ossai went down in the 3rd quarter with an apparent arm injury, I immediately thought to myself that there is no hope for this team down the stretch.  Ossai is, by far, the best defensive player on the team, and just quite possibly the best player on the team.  It was good to see him come back for the last few drives of the game. 
  • Sam Cosmi needs another year of college football.  This year's film on him is more than likely not what he envisioned it would be.  
  • The running back rotation confuses me.  During the first 4 games, all 3 backs received a lot of reps, minus Robinson in the TCU game after his failed hurdle in the previous game against Texas Tech.  Roschon Johnson received only 1 rushing attempt the entire game.  What's going on here?
  • Jared Wiley is and should be the #1 Tight End on this team.  He averaged 35 yards/rec on Saturday.
  • What happened to the Texas slot WR of the past 3 seasons?  Each year, over the past 3 years, the position has continuously gotten better.  In 2017, Reggie Hemphill-Maps had a pretty good season.  In 2018, Lil Jordan Humphrey had an amazing season.  In 2019, Devin Duvernay had one of the best season a WR has ever had on the 40.  This year was supposed to be bright with the emergence of Jake Smith and Jordan Whittington.  So far, the slot receiver of 2020 has been completely lack-luster. 
  • Since we're talking about wide receivers, Josh Moore has been the perceived "go-to" guy.  He's one hell of an athlete, but to be honest, no receiver has separated themselves from the pack.
  • Where would this team be without Ehlinger? 
  • Coburn is a force up the middle, as always.  
  • Moro Ojomo played well.  I loved his intensity all over the d-line.  He's going to be a good one.
  • Alfred Collins has the body type of a senior...and he's only 18 years old. He can flat out play some football. 
  • BJ Foster is getting back to the heat-seeking safety we've come to know over the past couple of years.  It's good to see him get his mo-jo back. 

NinosCorner Number Definition

The NinosCorner Number (NCN) for the analysis of a team showcases how efficient a team is by calculating the offensive and defensive productivity of a team. These numbers are categorized into two sections…Offense (NCN-OFF) and Defense (NCN-DEF). To calculate the NCN-OFF and NCN-DEF, Offense and Defense Success Rates (OSR and DSR) will be analyzed to illustrate how successful and effective a team is.  OSR and DSR are calculated by accomplishing successful plays.  Successful plays occur when a play gains enough yardage to keep an offense progressing towards a 1st down (50% of yardage on 1st down, 70% on 2nd down, or 100% on 3rd/4th down).  A higher number equates to a better overall score. 




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