Offensive Report Card
Two blown coverages and too many missed tackles overshadowed a great defensive effort by the Horns on a steamy afternoon in the Cotton Bowl. We had nine players align at the four down positions and every single one of them played very well. We still have major problems with the starters in our LB'ing group with contain, angles, pass coverages, and too many missed tackles. The secondary didn't play very well and it's to late in the season to keep blaming inexperience for missed tackles and blown coverages. There is no doubt we played hard but we weren't able to create any turnovers to help offset our mistakes. Here are the grades:
Defensive Report Card
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