Well alright, alright alright, I’ll take a win over Texas any day. The second half was pretty ugly, but hey a win is a win ladies and gents. The Frogs came to play and are now 8-1 on the season. That’s not bad. Not bad at all. I had to take last week’s MMQB off because I was up in Chi town, but have no fear Jamboogie is here.
It took 9 games, 9 weeks, but our bitter rival, the Baylor Bears...finally won a game. Man...it’s good to see a
blue blood, scrappy program pick up a scrappy win on the road against Kansas. Anyways, congrats on the “W” Baylor...let’s hope they don’t get too used to it.
Another game, another great performance by the defensive line. The big boys up front had 7 total sacks on the night, 12 tackles for loss, and just seemed to make it impossible for Buechele to have a clean pocket. Ben “Ostrich Eggs” Banogu brought the hammer down with back to back sacks as he single handedly killed momentum on a UT drive in the 2nd. Week in and week out these guys have made it very difficult for opposing teams to run on the Frogs. Let’s not take these guys for granted, and be thankful that we don’t have to play a really good quarterback any time soon.
Oh wait what’s that? We’re playing OU next week. *Insert expletive*
Once again Darius Anderson lets the Frog fans and the players on the other team know that he is a GOT DANGED MAN and rushed for 99 yards on 18 carries. Anderson had the 31 yard dagger TD, so the total yardage doesn’t tell the whole story as this Texas defense was pretty good in the second half. Also special shout out to Kyle Hicks who recorded two tuddies on the night.
Also shout out to the quiet star on our team, Travin Howard, who is inching closer and closer to having the most career tackles of any player in the Patterson era. He’s been so reliable since becoming a starter in 2015 and I just want him to know that we appreciate him as much as we appreciated studs like Dawson and Carder.
Also Kenny was able to bounce back, he didn’t put up huge stats but it was great to see him not seem shook on Saturday night. He passed it deep a couple of times and connected with Diarse on a beauty of a shot downfield (where Diarse once again trucked the defender that was in his way). It wasn’t a pretty night for Hill, but he got the job done and used his legs when needed. All that really matters though is that we got that W.
The offensive line was a little frustrating to watch this week...and by a little, I mean a lot. Props should be given to the Texas defense, they clamped down hard on our offensive line in the second half, but goodness we couldn’t open up gaps for our running backs or give Kenny much of a pocket on a majority of the drives in the second half.
I don’t know if it’s the absence of Patrick Morris or something has changed fundamentally throughout the season, but I would like for us to get back to the type of football that we played against Oklahoma State. Pound the ball with Anderson and Hicks, set up 3rd and manageable, and let Kenny convert on those easy plays. Of course all of that depends on how good the offensive line plays. Unfortunately we don’t have Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers as our signal caller (bummer amiright?), so we more or less live and die by our offensive line. I trust our coaching staff like I #TrustTheProcess which means I trust them with my life, so I expect us to improve and learn from our mistakes going forward. Also, it’s Oklahoma week so you know Gary is going to light a fire under the boys.
The secondary didn’t play their best game, but they weren’t bad. They did give up the only touchdown of the game, so I suppose I have to nitpick a little with this one. The Texas receivers did have a couple of inches on our corners, but that’s no excuse for not turning your head in the endzone. Let’s hope the secondary is prepared to ball out against OU, Tech, and even BU over the next couple of weeks.
Next week: The Big 12’s Reckoning
They say Baker merely adopted the dark. But Gary Patterson was born in it. Molded by it, and by the time he saw the light...he was already a man. Bane quotes aside, next week is the biggest game of the season. Two teams with one loss trying to keep their playoff hopes alive. Wait...this sounds just like 2015, except this time we’ll have our starting quarterback. We almost escaped Norman with a win last time we were there, so let’s do our best to finish the job this time.
I’m excited but also extremely nervous. My Nostrodomous senses aren’t able to help me in this one guys. I have no idea what is going to happen, but let’s hope it’s uhhhhh not like the Bedlam game. If it feels like a playoff game...well it’s because it kind of is. It’s an elimination game from the playoffs that’s for sure. We could see a rematch of this game in the Big 12 title game, but that’s a problem to worry about later. Coach em up Gary!
Play of the game
Oh come on...was there ever any doubt what it would be? Although, the Sewo-cat/WIld-Sewo/Wildfrog pass from Turpin to Sewo does get a pat on the back for making my heart stop. However I have to give it to Jet. I present to you, Darius Anderson making people retire from the sport of football:
Eyes up keep climbing. It’s OU week now.