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Halftime in Waco: Texas 20, Baylor 0.

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Everything that could have possibly gone wrong in the first half, did, and Lynx Hawthorne is your QB. The Sugar Bowl is a long way away.

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So we've had a benches-clearing brawl, three turnovers, lost our third starting QB of the season, and have a grand total of about 40 passing yards. Suffice to say things are not going well.

I thought last week was about as bad as football got in the pouring rain and rivers of mud, then Chris Johnson got hurt and we found a subfloor of misery.  Now, we're watching as our Sugar Bowl dreams potentially go down the toilet and we're staring down the barrel of a 3-loss season after starting things off 8-0.

The worst part of all this is that you can see the frustration in our players' actions.  From the pre-snap penalties to the two different near-fights to the missed or blown assignments, our players are pressing hard and feeling the pressure.  They know better than we ever could what this game could mean for their season, which they see slipping away.

If we're going to turn things around, we'll have to get better immediately on offense.  That probably comes from the same screen+run offense that the announcers derided late in the half. The defense, after giving up that TD early on the blown coverage, has actually played pretty well in holding Texas to a touchdown on a very short drive and two field goals.  If we could do something, anything, on the other side of the ball AND stop taking and missing idiotic field goals of our own, it's possible.  But it's also extremely unlikely given that we are on our fourth QB.

Matchup
1st Downs 9 11
3rd down efficiency 1-7 2-9
4th down efficiency 0-0 0-1
Total Yards 190 205
Passing 93 42
Comp-Att 6-13 7-17
Yards per pass 7.8 2.5
Interceptions thrown 0 2
Rushing 97 163
Rushing Attempts 24 29
Yards per rush 4.0 5.6
Penalties 4-45 9-60
Turnovers 0 3
Fumbles lost 0 1
Interceptions thrown 0 2
Possession 15:48 14:12