WHAT WE KNOW
So, a third of the way through the regular season, what do we know so far?
Well, one thing ... if Colt McCoy is the leading rusher for UT in any particular game, the Longhorns will win that game by a score of 52-10. If I were Greg Davis, I'd call a bunch of quarterback draws against Colorado.
The other thing is - Colt has the second-best quarterback rating in the nation at 209.71. The only QB ahead of him is David Johnson of Tulsa with a 227.22. The rest of the top 5 are from the Big 12, of course - OU's Sam Bradford (209.05), Missouri's Chase Daniel 193.39) and OSU's Zac Robinson (192.35). Tech's Graham Harrell is way down at 21st on the list (153.62), but don't let that fool you. The Red Raiders are having a great year running the ball. Harrell is good - third best in the Big 12 behind McCoy and Bradford.
Of course, Colt and the Longhorns have to face the Buffs' Cody Hawkins (55th, 129.83) next, but I don't have to worry about looking ahead ... which is what I'm going to do with the Sooners.
Some people (mostly Aggies) say Colt's nemesis is some kind of Aggie jinx. He'll break that this year, BTW. But right here, right now, I say any potential nemesis is wearing a No. 14 red jersey, and his last name is Bradford. The Horns should've taken that game against OU into overtime last year, and then who knows what might have happened. Instead, those Red River yankees won, 28-21.
Colt and Sam were thisclose in performance. Colt was 19-of-26 for 324 yards and two TDs, while Sam was 21-of-32 for 244 yards and three TDs. What was the difference? Well, in addition to an untimely lost fumble late in the game, Colt was sacked four times to Sam's just once.
Oh, one more thing we know about this season so far ... no way is Colt going to be sacked four times in one game again.