Today’s losing 28-21 game with Iowa State (Iowa State!) confirms what has seemed to be true since the UCLA debacle two losses ago: This is the year for your Big 12 football team to avenge themselves against those snooty Texas Longhorns.
Consider this: “Iowa State entered Austin with the worst offense and the worst defense in the Big 12. They hadn’t defeated a ranked opponent on the road in more than 20 years, they had allowed 120 points in blowouts over the last two weeks, and most importantly, they had never beat Texas.”
It’s not just Longhorns QB Garrett Gilbert, who is (for sure) bad enough, but the porous offensive line (hey, get a QB sack for free), the seldom-open receivers, and the now-and-then defense. Coach Mack Brown, who has brought us ten entertaining years of winning teams to adore, is having a terrible 2010. (Even his belly is slack and hanging over his belt.)
Your team might as well have a good year. Next week, it’s Baylor. The “Doormat of The Big 12” has a good chance to beat its old rival. Come prepared, you Bears!
UPDATE: Even the daily’s usual homers/cheerleaders are really upset.