Blog Entry

Shootout in the Cotton Bowl

Posted on: October 9, 2010 2:03 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

While this week's game at the Cotton Bowl and the Texas State Fair may not be as popular as last week's game between Texas and Oklahoma (judging by all the empty seats, it's no where near as popular), through the first thirty minutes it's been a lot more entertaining.  Well, unless you're one of those people who actually like seeing defenses make stops in a football game.  If not, then the Cotton Bowl is nirvana this afternoon.

At halftime -- and I stress the word HALFTIME -- of the game between Texas Tech and Baylor there have been nine touchdowns scored.  That's an average of one touchdown for every three minutes and 20 seconds of game played, as the Red Raiders lead the Bears 35-28 at halftime.

Here's an idea of some of the things you've missed if you're not watching this game.
  • After scoring a touchdown to tie the game 7-7 early, Texas Tech tried an onside kick.  The kick didn't go the required ten yards so Texas Tech players kind of just stared at it for a while, then Baylor's Terrance Ganaway picked it up and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown.
  • One one play I saw two Texas Tech defenders literally just stand and watch as a Baylor wide receiver caught a pass on a short slant route and took off downfield.  He was ten yards away before either realized they should try and tackle him.
  • The Red Raiders have 382 yards of offense, including 269 yards and three touchdowns from Taylor Potts.
  • Baylor "only" has 267 yards of offense, which means that over its last six quarters the Bears have managed 945 yards of offense and 83 points.
Seriously, if you haven't been watching this game this morning, you need to find it on your television somewhere.  We could see a team score 70 points and lose today.

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