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Ever since Mack Brown decided to bench quarterback Garrett Gilbert, the Longhorns' offense has looked a lot more impressive.
Sophomore Case McCoy has been splitting time with freshman David Ash, and the two have been playing off each other rather well. However, there is a definite gap when it comes to passing the ball.
McCoy has already attempted 37 passes, whereas Ash has only thrown 19. Texas is a run-heavy offense this season with freshman RB Malcolm Brown, but McCoy has proven to be a better-than-average option if they choose to pass.
However, McCoy has only thrown for two touchdown passes in three games. So what makes me think that he'll fire at least two to the same receiver this game?
First, Oklahoma's secondary has looked suspect at times this year. All-Big 12 cornerback Jamell Fleming hasn't produced as well as he should, same with sophomore cornerback Gabe Lynn and sophomore strong safety Aaron Colvin.
In Oklahoma's season opener, Tulsa was able to score only twice. How did they score, you ask? Blown coverages in the secondary.
How did Florida State's backup quarterback throw for over 100 yards in just one quarter of play? Blown coverages in the secondary.
How did Missouri QB James Franklin throw for almost 300 yards against a normally stingy Oklahoma defense? A few blown coverages in the secondary, but mainly, the Sooners were just getting beat by Missouri receivers.
That's the first reason, here's the second.
If you weren't aware, Case McCoy is the younger brother of former Texas and current Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy. If you weren't aware, Jaxon Shipley is the younger brother of former Texas and current Cincinnati Bengals WR Jordan Shipley.
If you weren't aware, Colt and Jordan had a history of playing well against the Sooners. Namely in 2008, where Colt found Jordan 11 times for 112 yards and a touchdown. They played a major part in beating the Sooners two years in a row (2008, 2009).
If you weren't aware, announcers LOVE IT when history repeats itself. They also LOVED pointing out that Colt and Jordan had such good chemistry because they were roommates in college.
If you weren't aware, Case and Jaxon are roommates, as well! So, they must have good chemistry, too! At least, that's what we'll be hearing more than a few times throughout the broadcast, I'm sure.
If you weren't aware, this college football season hasn't been chocked full of surprises. The good teams are winning games like they should, the bad teams are losing.
I'm telling you I wouldn't be surprised if Case and Jaxon hook up for at least two touchdowns, so why shouldn't it happen?
I guess we shall see.