How about the job that the Longhorns receivers did on the outside setting the edge for the ball carrier to get up field?
This was the best I’d seen Texas receivers block all season long, and it paid off in a big way.
Lorenzo Joe was spectacular as a blocker. Take a look at the block he sustained on an OU DB on Marcus Johnson's touchdown. He sold a passing play off the line of scrimmage to back up the Sooners DB, and then never stopped working once the play came to his side.
He ended up getting his man to the ground at about the same time Johnson made his last cut to finish off a 24-yard “pass” from Jerrod Heard.
““L.J. is always working,” Charlie Strong said. “Jerrod can add to it, but the thing about it, you can always count on him, and he's always going to do the little things. He may not be the fastest guy, but you ask him to block, he will block.
Joe also contained a block 10 yards down field that allowed Heard to gain enough real estate to pick up a first down on a long third down in the first quarter.
This is a big reason why I believe you’ll see Joe continue to get work with the first team: He works his backside off.
“Whenever he needs to catch the ball, he's going to catch it. And he brings so much energy,” Strong said. “He's always positive, always upbeat, got a smile on his face. I'm joking, but I always said, man, you can play. What we have out there on the field. He's, okay, Coach, I'll show you what I got.”
Joe wasn’t the only one working on the outside. Johnson did a nice job as did tight ends Caleb Bluiett and Andree Beck.