TEXAS IS PEAKING
By mark rogers
October 26, 2009
And then Alabama squeaks past a Tennessee team that's still a year away from being an SEC contender? Same thing...a great SEC slug fest.
But when Texas pulls out a close win against biggest rival OU on a neutral field, it's an "ugly win" and "Texas isn't as good as everyone thought."
Why? Because they struggled in the first half against Colorado?? UT won that game 38-14 and showed that it wasn't a one-dimensional team by overpowering the Buffs on defense and special teams.
I'm not taking anything away from Florida or Alabama - they're great teams - but all this talk about Texas not being able to compete should be thrown right out the window.
They're all legitimate title contenders but could all lose very easily in the next few weeks.
Florida has Georgia on Saturday. Bama still has to play LSU and at Auburn.
The Gators could all but clinch the East with a win on Saturday, but the West is still up for grabs between the Tide and LSU Tigers.
And if those two teams do win their respective divisions, they'll have to play in the SEC title game.
If Texas is still unbeaten, there will not be an SEC Championship rematch in the BCS Title Game.
All that aside, Texas has the #1 scoring offense in the nation.
UT is #2 in total defense.
The Longhorns have the largest point differential than any other team in college football.
The last five games? Texas has given up a total (TOTAL) of 103 rush yards on 128 attempts including -16 to OU.
And to top it all off...Colt McCoy needs just four more wins to break the all-time FBS win record by a starting QB.
Texas went on the road and played its first complete game on Saturday in a huge win over Missouri.
They dominated in all three facets of the game.
Next up is an OSU football team that has regrouped since an embarrassing home loss to Houston, and despite not having Dez Bryant or Kendall Hunter in the lineup (although Hunter may try to play a limited role on Saturday), the Cowboys would take over the South lead with a win this weekend.
Doesn't help that OSU has beaten Texas twice...all-time.
Texas is just as dangerous as any team in the nation right now. And just like every other team in the nation, could lose any of their remaining games if they don't come to play.