Mack Brown must understand the concept of windshield wipers because he wasn’t in the room when the man who gave him the keys to a castle retired.
While DeLoss Dodds was announcing his plans to abdicate the athletic director’s throne on Tuesday afternoon, Brown was presumably putting the finishing touches on the Iowa State game plan. It’s an early game week with the Thursday night kickoff, so it’s almost understandable that Brown was at practice.
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TEXAS AT IOWA STATE
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HORNS, THE BIG PICTURE
How does Texas compare?
Where the Longhorns rank in the Big 12 and nationally in various categories after four games. Parentheses show last week’s rankings:
Rush offense;3rd (3);T-37th (53)
Pass offense;4th (4);36th (41)
Pass efficiency;5th (4);50th (10)
Total offense;3rd (5);31st (40)
Scoring;5th (5);56th (23)
Rush defense;10th (10);117th (88)
Pass defense;6th (7);42nd (36)
Total defense;10th (10);109th (67)
Sacks;8th (8);T-83 (19)
Turnover margin;4th (3);T-13th (39)
The season so far
Texas 56, New Mexico State 7: David Ash, Daje Johnson lead a record-breaking offensive night.
BYU 40, Texas 21: Horns implode defensively and see Ash, Johnson get injured.
Ole Miss 44, Texas 23: No Ash, little defense and a second-half implosion against the ranked Rebels.
Texas 31, Kansas St. 21: Johnathan Gray and the defense lead Horns to Big 12-opening W.
2013 vs. 2012, 2011
How the Longhorns (2-2) compare statistically with the 2012 and 2011 teams’ averages and totals after four games (* average per game):