Posted August 31st, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Vegas oddsmakers have Texas as 39 point favorites over [tag]Arkansas State[/tag] tomorrow night so winning shouldn’t be a problem. But the Horns will need more than just a victory to be satisfied. Here are the three keys for the game:

1. Don’t get anybody hurt

The game against Arkansas State is essentially a glorified scrimmage so the number one goal for the game has to be come out as healthy as possible. The Horns have already been bitten by the injury bug this fall and have a tough game next week against TCU, if another wide receiver goes down I might have to suit up.

2. Let [tag]John Chiles[/tag] play with the first offense

Since a redshirt is no longer an option, Chiles has to log a few minutes with the first team offense before the game is a laugher. Mack Brown said there would be no QB rotation but that doesn’t mean we can’t throw him out there for a few special plays to showcase his talents. Colt McCoy is no veteran either and needs enough work to make sure he’s ready for week two, but Chiles needs more than just garbage time snaps.

3. Seriously, don’t get anybody hurt

Did I mention this already? Get the first teamers rolling, give them a chance to come out for a series or two after halftime, and then get them the heck out of there.


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  1. reply to  #1


    Everybody keeps saying “it’s just one game” re: the Ark St debacle.
    No, it’s not just one game. This team has looked average in its last four contests, going back to K State. That’s 2-2 over that time with two unimpressive wins.
    I get the feeling the wheels have officially come off. I hope I’m wrong, and if it makes anybody feel better, I usually am.

  2. reply to  #2

    Bevo Sports » Three Keys for TCU

    […] Last week’s keys didn’t work out so well. We barely won, Brian Orakpo got hurt, and John Chiles could barely even see the field from where he was sitting on the bench. Let’s hope the Horns come out firing against TCU and turn things around for the rest of the season. […]

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