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QUICK HITS: Texas 49 UCLA 20

Posted on: September 17, 2011 6:58 pm
Edited on: September 17, 2011 6:59 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

TEXAS WON. The Longhorns got some revenge on the Bruins following last season's 34-12 loss in Austin, as the first game of the post-Garrett Gilbert Era went extremely well for Mack Brown and company. Thanks to the Texas offense limiting turnovers -- 1 of Texas' two fumbles came on a kick return -- and efficient performances from both Case McCoy and David Ash, along with another strong game from the Longhorns defense, Bevo and company never had to break much of a sweat.

WHY TEXAS WON. As I alluded to above, while the Texas offense didn't exactly blow the petals off the Rose Bowl, it was efficient and didn't make a lot of mistakes. It also took advantage of 4turnovers from the UCLA offense while using a nice balance of the running and passing attack. In fact, thanks largely to Fozzy Whittaker and Malcolm Brown, the Longhorns rushed for 287 yards. Keep getting performances like that out of the ground game, and it won't matter much who's playing quarterback.

WHEN TEXAS WON. The Longhorns jumped out to a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter which settled this one rather early, but things weren't really complete until the third quarter. That was when Fozzy Whittaker broke free for a 36-yard touchdown run to extend Texas' lead to 42-20 after UCLA had cut it to a two-possession game.

WHAT TEXAS WON. Confidence on offense. I don't want to kick Garrett Gilbert while he's down, but the simple fact of the matter is that the Texas offense has just looked a lot better since he was replaced by the combination of McCoy and Ash against BYU last week. It's not perfect by any means, and McCoy and Ash are bound to make mistakes at some point, but both are just doing a better job of executing Bryan Harsin's game plan right now. Most importantly, they aren't turning the ball over, and with Texas' defense, that goes a long way.

WHAT UCLA LOST. A chance for a big win against a strong program, and quite possibly a chance at a bowl game this season. UCLA begins Pac-12 play next week, and with road games against Stanford, Arizona, Utah and USC on the slate this year, the Bruins may find it pretty hard to pick up 5 more wins with their schedule. And if they don't, that won't bode well for Rick Neuheisel's shot of returning next season.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 6:35 am
 

QUICK HITS: Texas 49 UCLA 20

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Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 18, 2011 10:30 am
 

QUICK HITS: Texas 49 UCLA 20

Its time for Neuheisel to step down, alumni or not he has not moved the program forward.   If D Guerrero does not make a change it shows that this school and program has no interest in returning to the winning ways of the 80's and 90's!   The current team has the athletes to compete but have been out "coached" for the past 6 years.   The time has come to step up and Pay for a coach to come into this program and make an impact, get out the check book Dan, Urban Meyer is out there.   You and your front office couldn't even be the doormat in SEC football.  Get the program back on track or step aside; I just don't see how you can expect this team to attract even 3 star athletes in the future.   CRN your time has come and gone, you can't even get butts in the seats at the Rose Bowl, and you want me to pull cash out of pocket to support this effort, hell I'm about to cancel my subscription to Fox Sports Net so I won't have to endure watching another game.  Crummy game plan, crummy preparations, and not utilizing the talent....period!   As an Ex-Bruin athlete I cannot believe the product UCLA is settling for on Saturday's.  Most of the Texas team was playing High School Football just 8 months ago, are you kidding me!!!   Guerrero the more I think about it, in the 9 years you have run the show only Baseball has improved, go figure.   Yeah yeah I know about Basketball, but that's strictly Ben Howland and you got lucky with that program.  The money maker that has to be managed is football, and my point has already been made, our current program competes with the bottom 20 teams in Division 1.   Sad  



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