So, this Longhorn offense is scoring on all cylinders. Great run game, great passing game. That’s good for 7th in the nation.
It’s being ran by, David Ash?
Yes, David Ash.
After being thrown in as a freshman last season because the Garrett Gilbert project didn’t pan out like Texas thought it would, he had his struggles. A good stat would be that he threw 8 interceptions in his first 150 passes, now he has not thrown one in his last 96. For the start of the season, he is playing mistake-free football and the Longhorns are scoring a lot more points than he could manufacture in 2011.
Right now, he has a 76% completion percentage, and Co-Offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin is making it simple for him to cmplete these passes. Not to mention the running attack Texas is getting out of Bergeron and Brown.
I can’t wait to see how Texas will be able to get star-freshman Johnathan Gray in the rotation of carries more often.
Granted, most people can say that the level of play has been down, but I think the Ole Miss game showed some true colors. And against a SEC team, he completed 82.6% of his passes, a career-high 322 yards and 4 TD’s, now that’s pretty good. So, does this mean that now Texas might have an actual quarterback that will run this offense and maybe a win over Oklahoma State in Stillwater, on Saturday?
Oklahoma State will be the test that David Ash will need to see if he is the QB that his stats show. If David Ash can put up another performance like he did against Ole Miss, he might just be good enough for Texas to compete for a Big XII championship.
If the run game and Ash’s mistake-free football keeps happening, and the “SEC Style” defense keeps grinding away at their opponents, I see a win this weekend against OSU.
I know that it’s early in the season, and the Longhorns still have to play, OU, West Virginia, OSU and TCU, but this is a year that people think Texas is aÂ dark-horseÂ for a BCS Bowl game.
So, after this weekend, if Ash puts up stellar Â numbers and pulls out a victory, he could be for real this season.