Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE
After being invisible for much of the West Virginia game, junior wideout Mike Davis stepped up Saturday and had one of the few good offensive games for the 'Horns.
Davis finished with 89 yards on five catches, with one having gone for a touchdown. Davis' 89 receiving yards were by far the most by any Texas receiver, and the only skill position player that came close to matching Davis' total offensive output was Daje Johnson, who had 53 total yards on the afternoon.
Davis did not get many chances, but he delivered when he got them, picking up 75 of his yards on two catches, one of which being a 44-yard touchdown pass from Case McCoy during garbage time.
Nice to see him rebound after last week, but it does not really matter when he is the only one of three offensive players who showed up for the game.
Shipley's struggles against the Sooners can probably be chalked up mostly to an ineffective quarterback, but the junior receiver was basically shut out yesterday when the team needed his route-running most.
One would think that when David Ash is being pressured from every direction that he would lean heavily on his best route-runner in Shipley. Well, you would hardly call one catch for three yards much to lean on as the electric junior was never able to break free.
Shipley will really need to pick it up next week against the Bears with the 'Horns going up against the best receiving corps in the conference.
Held without a catch and going unused in the running game, senior Marquise Goodwin is another Longhorn skill player that may as well not been on the field.
Goodwin did have a couple of nice returns on special teams, one being a 34-yarder late in the third with the game already well out of reach. Other than in the return game, Goodwin was unable to make an impact on the game with his quarterback unable to get the ball out and the offense just being stagnant in general.
This team needs a lot more Goodwin, and his leadership is a must heading into a crucial matchup with the Bears next week.