There is in fact...
Saturday 2:30 CST (Dear Congress, please rid us of "Standard Time" and let us please have more Daylight, please)
On ABC - not in HD, though.***zebbie of Flags Over Raiderland has found evidence it will be in HD - I stand corrected***
On XM 241 and Sirius 122.
The line opened with Texas a 6.5 point favorite on the road.
Here's all the UT sites I know of that are good for some UT blogging and whatnot:
Burnt Orange Nation
Gabriel's Horn (Home of 3 blogging babes - I have a tribute for you 3 later)
Horn Fans (If you like glacial page loads)
40 Acre Sports
Longhorn Road Trip
Longhorns Illustrated (A Photo Blog)
TV Tan Line (Because Scotty is a buddy and loves his Longhorns)
Austin American Statesman All-Longhorn Page
Austin American Statesman Bevo Beat
So here's the breakdown (all data from cfbstats.com):
|Rushing Defense||who cares||71|
|3rd Down Conver||46.85%||50%|
|Opp's Punt Ret Av||13.21||5.77|
It should also be noted that the last time I did something like this was just before the Mizzou game...yea me.
So some random stats I found - some of them are revealing and none of them give me any more comfort than I had before I went data mining. This Texas Tech team is so streaky that there's no telling who will or won't show up on Saturday.
So you won't catch me giving UT too hard a time this week. I think there's a bit of respect between the schools in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, as soon as I walked on the 40 acres I knew I was not going to school there - and despite some fine academic programs - it's just not my kinda place.
I think Mack Brown caught a little lightning in a bottle with Vince Young and think - despite their injuries this year - as deep as that program is - Mack has underperformed compared to their recruiting classes. But that's just me, we are used to doing more with less at Tech and openly wonder what it would be like to have the resources of a program like UT.
So that "tribute" to the girls of Gabriel's Horn - here you go ladies - a gay horn to blow on - but that's how they grow 'em in Austin, right???