One of the focal points after the wild 63-56 win was the offensive line for the Texas Longhorns. Ehlinger would be sacked four times during this game. The offensive line allowed 12 pressures total according to Pro Football Reference. That equates to pressure on 23.5% of drop backs. On the flip side the Red Raiders allowed zero sacks and pressure on 20% of drop backs.
However, Head Coach Tom Herman said, on Monday to the Press, the offensive line played better than he thought.
While the argument can be made that they played better than he thought, there is really no excuse for this unit. Coach Herb Hand’s unit was getting beat consistently with just three man pressure. Late in the third quarter, the Red Raiders brought three men on a rush that forced Sam on the run where he threw his lone interception. The next drive Tech would take the lead 42-38 as they closed the third quarter.
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