Saturday, September 21, 2013

Status: Halftime Of KSU Vs. Texas

Well, I have to say that things aren't going particularly well.  Down 17-7, with all the momentum belonging to Texas.

The Bad: The Cats are playing sloppy, and seem to be getting pushed around on defense.  They haven't come up with any turnovers yet, either.  The O-line has had its moments, but isn't reliable.  If anyone can figure out a way to pull off a two-quarterback system, it's Bill Snyder...but it hasn't happened yet, and I still don't like it.  Texas has been all over it tonight, and I have yet to see the desperately needed change-up with either Waters running or Sams passing.  If that keeps up, it's going to continue to be a pummeling on both of them.

The Ugly: The Cats have more penalties in the first half tonight than in the past couple games combined, and special teams play has been less than special.

The Good: Texas was up at halftime last week and ended up getting crushed.  Snyder is a master of halftime adjustments that prove effective.  Either Sams or Waters has the potential to blow up in a hurry, and the psychological factor -- with KSU winning the last five meetings in a row, and Texas getting destroyed the last couple weeks -- cannot be ignored, especially if KSU begins the second half strong.  Most importantly, as dominant as Texas has felt thus far (and it has felt VERY dominant), they're only 10 points ahead.

There's a lot of football left to play tonight, and KSU is more than capable of bringing home a W.  They just need to focus and execute better.  We'll see what happens...

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