Texas Tech essentially stopped playing, or stopped playing their starters after the first half ended. It was pretty much all back-ups and this game was over at halftime. I'll take it. Some things to consider:
- This was against an FCS team, but I don't care. Texas Tech marched up and down the field with a freshman walk-on quarterback. That's not supposed to happen. It is like the stars are aligned or something. I never really bought the competition between Davis Webb and Michael Brewer. The stats didn't play out the competition and it didn't seem realistic. Obviously, the competition with QB Baker Mayfield is much more serious, the reason being is that Mayfield is not going to turn the ball over (like Webb might be prone to do) and Mayfield is pretty accurate. I think any quarterback controversy between Mayfield and Brewer will be real.
- The offensive line still needs some work, but overall, I was pretty happy with their performance. James Polk is catching some grief, but I thought overall he was okay. They weren't terrific, but they will be okay.
- The defense was pretty impressive, the initial touchdown for SFA was a trick play. It took a trick play before SFA could score on the 3rd string team. I'll need to watch the game again to get a better idea on everything, but collectively, they were really solid.
- No one in the Big 12 will stop Jace Amaro.
- The Texas Tech defense is really doing a much better job of fighting off blocks. Really fighting off the offensive playing and fighting through the player. Just playing with more aggression.
- Without getting too philosophical, this isn't a perfect team. It never will be. But I am really happy with where this team is at right now at 2-0 given the culmination of circumstances that this team and coaching staff have faced.
- Saddle Tramps take note. This is how you ring a bell:
And unicorns happened:
Unicorns. pic.twitter.com/s0C62PW5bd— Viva The Matadors (@vivathematador) September 8, 2013
The magic is back.