3. The Texas running game showed up … sort of
Texas was 94th in the nation running the ball.
The ground game was a wee bit more effective than the stats, but this wasn’t exactly Wisconsin when it came to pounding away. But against a Georgia defense that allowed just 131 rushing yards per game, the Longhorn offense was more physical.
Georgia allowed three touchdowns or more four times this season. It beat Missouri, but lost to LSU, Alabama and now Texas. The Longhorns want to be physical, Tom Herman is trying to set a tone, and this team did just that.
It only averaged 3.6 yards per carry, and it only came up with 178 yards on the ground, but that was this game – it was a grind.
Part of this was about controlling the ball and clock, and Texas did that by keeping its offense on the field for close to 35 minutes. That came from the running game.