Posted by Dr Fro 7:47 AM
I love the smell of fried bacon in the morning...
Random thoughts on the game:
What can I say? Saturday was simply awesome. No doubt, the best TX-OU game I have been to. My record has improved to 9-3-1 when I attend the game. Other notable statistics:
- UT is getting very close to having the 2nd most wins in football:
I think it is safe to assume we will pass ND this year.
- To my knowledge, we are 2-2 versus the #1 teams since I enrolled at UT. We beat USC in 2005 (season) and OU in 2008. We lost to Ohio State in 2006 andOU in 2003. Help me out here if I am wrong. That seems unlikely to have even had four games against #1 in 5.5 years, much less to win 2 of them. Hmm.
- We have now won 3 of the past 4 against OU by a cumulative margin of 61 points. They beat us by 7 last year. Nevertheless, the public perception will continue to be that OU owns us. Our experience from 2000-2004 has a disproportionate effect on public perception.
- We are 58-40 against the Land Theives all-time. I think there are 4 ties in there, too.
How about a few pics?
How do I feel about being #1? Not great. It was wonderful to fly under the radar for a while. I reckon our opponents will want to knock us off our perch. Heck, three teams that have been ranked #1 (USC, UGA, OU) have already lost this year. Let's just say that I ain't booking a flight to Miami just yet...
I did, however, put $5 on UT to win it all several months ago. If that pays out, I get $95. A friend of mine (we'll call him Radam Rickey) didn't have the confidence to make the same bet when we were in Vegas this summer. Sucka!
As far as being #1, I think that it is hard to discern much difference between Alabama, PSU and us. I think PSU has the easiest remaining schedule. Bama and UT have some tough ones and a conference championship game. I would not be surprised if we both dropped a game down the stretch. That said, I think we have a >90% chance of winning the conference, as we would have to drop 2 and OU would have to win them all (notice I am ignoring Tech) to not win the South. I am not afraid of the B12 North in the championship game.
One funny outcome of the game was that Sam Bradford put up great statistics (better than Colt except the 1 real INT), but because his defense let him down, he dropped in the Heisman polls. Go figure.
We got to our seats only to learn that two OU fans were sitting next to us. I guess that they finally figured out that they could have more fun by moving and found two UT sorority girls sitting in the O-Who section to trade with. These girls were showing about 93% of their mammary glands. Mrs Fro told me not to look. I did my best. Can somebody tell me when "whore" became en vogue for UT sorority girls? It was not en vogue when I was in school (1991-1996), but man it is now. It isn't limited to UT sorority girls, I think that it is kinda in style for all women. Is it the Paris Hilton effect? Whatever it is, it is the coolest thing that has happened this side of Will Muchamp moving to Austin.
Big Game Bob lost again. What is his record in big games? He's lost several straight (to my recollection, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003) BCS games, 3 of 4 to us and he dropped the B12 CCG in a big way in 2003. Seems to me that Stoops is Poops. No, seriously, he is a very good coach. He exudes confidence, and his teams thrive off of that. He goes for shock-and-awe, and that helps him pile it on inferior opponents. But when he plays a team that is not afraid, he loses that advantage. Then it becomes Xs and Os. This weekend, he didn't expect three Os lined up on one side running crossing patterns. He also thought our Xs in the secondary could not cover. They could.
Bring on Missou. They are terribly overrated (still), and we have their number We have OSU's number, too. Neither one has beaten us in Austin since we formed the conference. The game in Lubbock will be a war. Should be fun.