Actually, but for two touchdowns in 4th quarter “garbage time” against OU’s backup defenders, the score would be 63-8, which is more indicative of the beat down Texas suffered early this afternoon.
Possibly the biggest tragedy of the game, however, was that QB David Ash seems to have broken his left wrist. That’s my supposition based on video of what looked like a near-compound fracture, though there was no blood but only serious darkened swelling almost the size of a goose egg. He doesn’t throw left but I can’t imagine the coaches would want him to play even with a hard cast on his wrist, especially considering how often his porous offensive line is letting him be sacked.
I still enjoy watching the games (even awful ones like this was) but I tend to forget to post about them because, here lately (with back-to-back losses against West Virginia and Oklahoma) the ‘Horns seem to have reverted to their pre-2005 national championship form, i.e. problematic at best. Will this be the year Coach Mack Brown finally is replaced? I doubt it, but wait and see.
UPDATE: Sportswriter Mark Rosner reported late Sunday that initial X-rays of Ash’s wrist found no fractures and he has not been ruled out for Saturday’s game with Baylor. Rosner said the injury was due to Ash’s wrist colliding with a defender’s helmet, which presumably explains his goose-egg bruise.