October 7, 2007

The Grades are in - OU Report Card

The Texas Longhorns should be beyond calling for a moral victory, but considering that the team played it's most complete game of the season against it's toughest foe, there's certainly a lot of positives that can be taken from Saturday's 28-21 loss to Oklahoma. The problem that Texas has is that there were also quite a few negatives and a lot of question marks that remain unanswered. Here's a complete position-by-position report on the loss to Oklahoma.

Grading scale

A - All-American level
B - All-Conference level
C - Average
D - Below average
F - Complete failure

Quarterback - This was the Colt McCoy that most of us thought would surface from the very get-go this season. Without a running game to depend on, McCoy coolly completed 16 of 29 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns. Throughout the game, McCoy made plays and attacked a Sooners defense that eliminated Limas Sweed from the game and limited the contributions of Nate Jones and Quan Cosby. It didn't matter as McCoy completed passes to eight different receivers and put the Longhorns in a position to lose this game. His only real blemish on the day occurred when he threw a high pass to Jamaal Charles that was intercepted after Charles allowed the pass to sail through his hands. If McCoy can build off of this game and perform at this kind of level from here on out, the Longhorns will be a much improved team over the course of the final six games.

Grade: B+

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