Texas never really seemed in danger of losing Saturday night's game to Texas Tech, yet anyone who watched the Longhorns' 34-24 victory will understandably wonder whether they are really the second-best team in the country.
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Should Texas fans be concerned with Saturday night's performance? Yes, but no more so than those of nearly every other team in the country right now.
Three weeks in, there aren't a whole lot of teams out there that look like a finished product. No. 1 Florida hardly played it's "A" game Saturday against mediocre Tennessee. USC lost to Washington. Texas faced much stiffer competition Saturday -- an opponent that went 11-2 last season -- and, despite some outward flaws, came away with a victory.
"We weren't playing well and consistent like we should," McCoy said of Texas' offense. "Give our defense credit. They played lights out."
Indeed, there are far worse fates than allowing 24 points to Texas Tech. While many expected the Red Raiders to fade back into oblivion post-
As for McCoy, it's clear he hasn't yet found the comfort zone in which he spent nearly all of last season. He looked uncharacteristically indecisive at times, perhaps still looking for a go-to second receiver to complement best bud Shipley.
The good news is, even a quiet McCoy still completed 70.6 percent of his passes. Even more encouraging: Texas has found a budding star runner in freshman
Texas has its issues, just like most everyone else. In the 'Horns' case, however, they already have one of their biggest conference games out of the way.