Third of all, CB Nathan Vasher shut down Big 12 leading receiver Rashaun Woods the same week he was cut this week as a Thorpe Award finalist for nations best DB. His first quarter INT led to Texas first TD, regained valuable momentum when the game was very much in doubt and moved him to No. 2 all-time on the Texas career chart (tied with All-American Jerry Gray). Vasher is one pick away from equaling Noble Doss lifetime INT record that has stood since 1941.
Fourth of all, Vince Young, you make offensive coordinator Greg Davis look like God (or, at least like USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow). More than any off-season staff change, Young has resuscitated the Longhorn ground game while improving as a passer. Vince, please stay for all four years.
Fifth of all, props to Davis for molding a devastating offensive game plan around this phenomenal freshman QB. Davis is still a midget when it comes to Bob Stoops and company but has unleashed both Young and RB Cedric Benson.
Sixth of all, why, why, why cant this Texas team show up against OU? Not that the Horns would have won in Dallas last month but, jeez Louise, for the fourth straight year Texas hasnt found its dominating identity until after the OU alarm clock aroused this team. This time, Texas has outscored opponents 182-42 in the four games since the Debacle.
Seventh of all, it helped that LB Derrick Johnson knocked RB Tatum Bell out of the game in the first half. Bell was the Big 12s leading rusher (133 ypg) until he met the Butkus Award Semifinalist. We wish Tatum well and an expedient recovery.
Eighth of all, the Texas defense held Oklahoma State to one TD while tallying two defensive TDs on the night. Just as impressive, the Longhorn D pitched a shutout in second half. Defensive Coordinator Carl Reese, your unit has bought you another year.
Ninth of all, SS Michael Huff has turned in four career INT (including one Saturday that put the game on ice) and all have gone for TD returns. Can we have four next week against Texas Tech?
Tenth of all, three TDs for FB Will Matthews? Did a Texas FB get three carries all last season?
Eleventh of all, not enough has been said of P/K Richmond McGee. After his two devastating first-half shanks against Arkansas, the sophomore has settled down and been instrumental in winning the all-important field position battle for the Horns. And with freshman All-American transfer Greg Johnson waiting in the wings, Texas may finally have the kicking game next season that is truly of championship caliber.
Finally, it must hurt to be an Aggie. 77-0? The worst loss in program history? The horror, the horror.