I saw the stats from the Texas-Texas Tech game, but was waiting for somebody to put them in a historical context.
… the Red Raiders were held to fewer total yards (144), fewer passing yards (158) and fewer yards per play (2.7) in Saturday night’s 24-14 home loss to Texas than in any single game of Leach’s entire tenure, against anyone, home or away.
In addition the new lows, the Raiders’ output on the ground Saturday (minus-14 yards) was only three yards off the worst rushing effort under Leach, minus-17 yards vs. Texas in 2004, and their 11 first downs were the fewest since back-to-back losses to Oklahoma in 2001 (9 first downs) and 2002 (10). They mounted one sustained scoring drive – the first touchdown came via an interception return by the defense – compared to seven offensive possessions that went three-and-out and three more that ended in turnovers. In almost every respect, with eight returning starters and a fifth-year senior quarterback in a familiar, friendly environment, it was Tech’s worst offensive performance in over a decade.
Tony Franklin would be proud. Nobody should be surprised.