Some people have noted that Texas' run defense is ranked 19th. That's true. However, if you look a bit closer you'll see just how deceiving that statistic is.
Texas has played 5 games, and 4 have been against teams that primarily pass. The only team that primarily ran against Texas was UCLA, who gashed Texas for 264 yards. UCLA is 17th nationally in rushing yards per game, but what about the other teams Texas has played? Oklahoma is 80th in rushing yards per game, Rice is 99th, Texas Tech is 103rd, and Wyoming is at the absolute bottom of the barrel at 120th. Even with UCLA, the average for all of the rushing offenses Texas has played is 85.8th.
I know Texas has the athletes and the coaching to be a great team on both sides of the ball. I know Texas has the capability to come into Memorial stadium and give us one last heartbreaking loss.
But statistically speaking, Texas's defense should have a very difficult time stopping Nebraska's rushing attack. Texas has only played one team with a top 20 rushing attack, and UCLA walked all over them. Nebraska has the 2nd best rushing game in the country so far. Granted, we haven't played a defense with the talent level or speed that Texas has. But If you have watched UCLA play, you know that Tayor Martinez is quite a bit faster than UCLA's QB Kevin Prince.
Muschamp will have his defense ready, you can bet on that. But eventually Nebraska's rushing attack is most likely going to be too much for this year's Texas defense, and that's why Nebraska has a great chance to not only win this game, but dominate it. Go Big Red!
(Then again, it's Texas, and I won't be surprised if they find a way to make me very upset)
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