Crunching the Numbers :: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Texas Longhorns



Game Information:
Texas Tech Red Raiders (2-0, 0-0) vs. Texas Longhorns (2-0, 0-0)
September 19, 2009 :: 7:00 p.m. CST :: Weather: Austin, TX
TV: ABC :: Radio: Texas Tech :: Game Cast: Fox Sports


TTU Pass Offense
UT Pass Defense
456.50 (1, 1)

192.50 (54, 6)
TTU Rush Offense
UT Rush Defense
46.00 (114, 12)

93.00 (40, 5)
UT Pass Offense
TTU Pass Defense
358.00 (9, 3)

165.50 (37, 3)
UT Rush Offense
TTU Rush Defense
195.00 (41, 8)

66.50 (25, 4)
TTU Scoring Offense
UT Scoring Defense
46.50 (8, 2)

15.00 (35, 7)
UT Scoring Offense
TTU Scoring Defense
50.00 (4, 1)

11.50 (23, 5)

Team Leaders

Passing Taylor Potts :: 70-105 : 861 : 9 : 3 Colt McCoy :: 51-76 : 654 : 5 : 2
Rushing Baron Batch :: 13 : 42 : 1 Vondrell McGee :: 26 : 131 : 1
Receiving Lyle Leong :: 13 : 172 : 3 Jordan Shipley :: 15 : 241 : 1
Punt Returns Austin Zouzalik :: 5 : 39 : 0 Jordan Shipley :: 6 : 60 : 0
Kickoff Returns Edward Britton :: 6 : 151 : 0 D.J. Monroe :: 3 : 152 : 1
Tackles Marlon Williams :: 16 Blake Gideon & Roddrick Muckelroy :: 10
Sacks Daniel Howard :: 2.0 : 11 Marcus David, Lamarr Houston,
Calvin Howell, Sam Acho &
Dustin Earnest :: 1
Tackles for Loss Marlon Williams :: 5.0 : 14 Lamarr Houston :: 3.0 : 8
Interceptions Marlon Williams :: 1 : 0 : 0 Nolan Brewster :: 1 : 0 : 0

Five Initial Thoughts

One :: Offense Rules: There's no doubt that the offense rules this game. Each defense has good numbers . . . now, but I think that ends this week.

Two :: UT Rushing: I had to go back and check to make sure I had not made an error in the UT rushing offense as the 195 yards a game is correct, but as mentioned above, it's early. Very early. UT hasn't settled on just one running back, but thus far, a number of guys have stepped up (i.e., no one has really stepped up to make themselves the unquestioned leader). You could see Vondrell McGee, Tre' Newton, D.J. Monroe or Cody Johnson.

Three :: Struggling to Run: After watching Texas Tech and Rice, I know that it's not the running backs that lack talent, it's just a matter of touches. After the game, Leach mentioned that he'd like to have more than the 130 yards or so from the running back position. To have a chance on Saturday, there's got to be some production here.

Four :: Where's Sergio: Having not watched one second of UT football thus far this season, I'd love to know where DE Sergio Kindle has been the first two games. Only 4 tackles for the year, no sacks and only 1 quarterback hurry. I get that he's probably not getting a lot of time and when he's on the field he's getting double-teamed, but I would have thought you'd see more production from Kindle.

Five :: McCoy's "Off" Day: By McCoy's lofty standards, he did have an off day against Wyoming, but the truth of the matter is that McCoy still had a pretty good day. McCoy finished with 7.17 yards per attempt, very good, but not great, and McCoy completed over 63.83% of his passes. Again, not quite his 76.67% from 2008, but still just fine.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Viva The Matadors

You must be a member of Viva The Matadors to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Viva The Matadors. You should read them.

Join Viva The Matadors

You must be a member of Viva The Matadors to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Viva The Matadors. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.