Wyoming-Texas: 'Both those guys' to play
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WYOMING AT TEXAS PREVIEW
STATS: GOING DEEP
By Carter Strickland
David Ash is said to have the bigger arm. But he does not produce better stats when it comes to throwing the long ball.
On passes of 15 yards or more, Case McCoy had a higher completion percentage (39 to 32), pass efficiency rating (173.8 to 106.4), threw more touchdowns (three to two) and fewer interceptions (two to four).
Read our stats that matter here.
WHICH FRESHMEN WILL PLAY?
By Carter Strickland
Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith threw more touchdown passes (20) than any freshman in the country last season. And his arm might not be his best attribute.
Texas secondary coach Duane Akina is more worried about Smith's legs.
"He is very productive," Akina said. "You have to defend the quarterback run game."
The Texas defense also has to trust its reads. Wyoming will bring multiple formations in an effort to confuse the defense or lull it into thinking that Smith does not have to be spied on quite as vigilantly in a certain play.
"They do a lot of things formation-wise that can give him some good angles and some good numbers," Akina said. "He can also keep himself alive with the throwing game, so there are times you may have to cover him twice. You may have initial coverage, but he can extend plays with his legs and create offense down the field."
FOUR DOWNS: BUY OR SELL?
By Sean Adams
The Texas Longhorns as a stock was being shorted in 2010 and was not being traded at all save for the strictest of fans in 2011. I went through most of the spring and even through most of the fall camp with the stock on a hold.
But I'm liking this defense more and more, understanding that special teams could be special again and understanding that up front on both sides of the ball this team is going to be at the very top of the Big 12. That makes this team a buy for me.
Read Adams' four downs here.
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