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





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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

 

CATEGORY STATISTIC (NCAA RANK, CONF. RANK) WINNER
TTU Pass Offense
vs.
UT Pass Defense
456.50 (1, 1)

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

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

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

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

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

11.50 (23, 5)


Team Leaders

STATISTIC TEXAS TECH TEXAS
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.

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