The plan was to run the football, win the battle up front and tire out the opposing defense in the Texas heat.
The strategy worked perfectly.
The 34-12 loss wasn’t nearly as bad as that thing back in ’97, but the nasty taste in Texas’ mouth isn’t solely about losing. It’s about how they lost.
Maybe defensive coordinator Will Muschamp saw this coming. After Texas beat Wyoming in Week 2, Muschamp chided complimentary media for being quick to heap praise on the Horns’ playmaking 11.