Texas is the best team in the country. No doubt. That’s why they’re #1. Sometimes #1 gets beaten. They can have a bad day. They can run into a team playing way over it's collective heads. They can underestimate a team that has yet to be really tried. Tech has thrived on the lack of respect and the doubt this season. If Tech wins, they will have beaten the best team in the country, and a team that has proven they deserve to be in these types of games. I want to see Tech get its props if that happens.
The upside for Tech is that before every game so far, everyone has dismissed them, bad talked their defense, and guaranteed that this was the game they would lose. After every game, the same people (and the Big 12 hating east coast media elite) have then trashed the team Tech just beat by saying “well, they just weren’t that good”. That is what some folks are now saying about Kansas. But they just won’t be able to say that about Texas…
Texas is as good as we think. Knowing that will help Tech. Texas and their fans dismissing Tech can only be in Tech’s favor.
Everything will have to go right for Tech to get a win. But I think they can do it. Listen, there are two main things that will contribute to a Tech victory in Lubbock:
1. If Texas trips up… at all. They need to play nearly a perfect game, which means they need to score on virtually every drive without a turnover. If I were uT's coaches, I would assume Tech is going to do so, even if they may not.
2. If Texas players come into the game with an attitude of dismissing a very good Tech team... the same attitude evident in some of the teams we have played this year, and the same attitude now evident on the Texas blog.
I warned the overconfident KU fans not to do what many of your fans here are doing. Mack Brown himself said that many Texas fans were “stupid” because they had the luxury of not watching film of OSU. I suggest some of you watch the film of the Kansas game.
Granted, KU is not Texas. Texas gets all the respect from us it is due.
Coach Mack Brown had this to say about some Texas fans:
"You all are fools," Brown said. "Absolute fools."
Brown said he even heard some people talking during the week about a burnt orange blowout (against OSU).
"It's really an advantage when you don't watch film," he said. "Because then you can be stupid."
I predict a Tech win, because I don’t believe Texas players or their fans have any idea what to expect in Lubbock. If Texas comes in with the right idea and mindset, they will win. I don’t think they will.
This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors.