Defense has to make a big play. No turnovers versus
OU didn’t sit well with D.J. Johnson and company. They have to find a way
to force a sack or turnover versus WVU.
Turns out we were wrong on this one. Rather than one person
or position group making a big play or forcing a turnover, everyone just played
at an extremely high level the entire game. I think Art Kaufman will still
emphasize sacks and turnovers, but has to be very pleased with the effort.
Attack and be physical, on both offense and defense. Exceed the
intensity of your opponent. This was lacking most of the game versus OU.
This is what won the game for the Red Raiders. The DL
dominated up front. The offense attacked the entire field. The LBs and
Secondary made plays at the point of attack.
Tackle. Anything over 75 yards after contact is too many.
These all kind of go together, but it was essential. Tavon Austin had 9 catches for 99 yards. His longest catch
was 39 yards They kept the yards after contact to a
minimum. We’ll have a final number tomorrow, but this is another reason WVU had
so many problems.
Short memories. The Mountaineers will make some plays, but Tech will
have to bounce back and play the next play.
At 14-7, this defense just went back to work. No one
panicked, and they kept making plays. And on 3rd down (9 of 21) and
fourth down (2 of 7), this is when they played their best.
Have fun. No really. Enjoy the Texas Tech homecoming.
I think everyone agrees this week was a lot more fun than
last week. Happy Homecoming, Red Raiders! Here’s to a great second half of the