Predict Horns vs Rice Owls

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by LonghornCatholic, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    Well, admittedly, you cannot spell S H IT without IT, so you are correct that he HAS to bring 'it'

    What we NEED him to bring is a quality defense.

    I posed the question after week one about whether Army sucked or whether Rice actually had a defense. Army won that game by a score of 14-7. THEN, a few days ago, they generally held meatchicken in check, forcing an overtime that SHOULD have seen Army win the game. Instead, meatchicken wins 24-21.

    We ALSO watched Texas get carved up in a manner that has become all too familiar in recent years.

    I don't believe this will be the snoozefest we saw a few years back at NRG, but I also don't believe we see the game produce all manner of offensive highlights. I just hope we don't see offensive defense from Texas.

    I see Rice putting up 23-27 points in this one, helped by Texas leaving the middle of the field open and our secondary showing their prowess at tacking air and a failure to wrap up on tackles.

    I believe we saw Ehlinger develop some rapport with receivers in the slot and that we will not see the passing game rely so heavily on the deep ball. I also believe we have finally seen the RB of the next few years in Roschon Johnson.

    The binder says we want to turn this into a ball control game and you do that with a steady dose of pounding the ball at those 280-300 pound nerds who play in front of a band that is worth the price of admission. Throw in (pun intended) some passes 12-15 yards downfield and I believe Texas controls the time of possession battles, with the offense being on the field for 38-40 minutes. This leaves Rice sucking wind even in the air conditioned confines of NRG (which probably has the roof closed) as the 4th Quarter rolls around. Texas takes advantage in those final fifteen minutes, adding 17 points in that final frame.

    I'm calling this one as a Rice cover but with Texas taking the W on the strength of that final quarter of play.

    Texas: 38
    Rice: 24
  2. Driver 8

    Driver 8 smoooove

    ^ I didn't know we were supposed to think this through
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  3. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

    New year, new tradition on my picks LOL!

    After never knows when we might start getting extra credit...or when people start taking my fragments of cogent thought to bet with ;)
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  4. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    We could really use an early blowout and lots of reps for Casey at QB (and maybe even some for Roschon at QB after Casey gets plenty).
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  5. Creek

    Creek 500+ Posts

    52-14 Texas
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  6. HTownBevo

    HTownBevo 100+ Posts

    Horns 56
  7. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    A hun-derd n sex two tree

    Duh herns
  8. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    56-17 Horns Win!
  9. pluckeye

    pluckeye 250+ Posts

    One of my family members helped tear down the goalpost after that game...
  10. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    This one is hard to call. Texas should run all over Rice, which means they probably won't cover. I'll go:

    Horns - 41
    Hooters - 10
  11. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    TEXAS 41
    Rice 17
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  12. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    One plus from the 1994 game was that the LHB probably drew more laughs for their halftime show than the MOB did. As I recall, they opened the show with the announcer stating that the LHB would salute Rice by playing a tune that was popular the last time the Owls beat the Longhorns. The LHB played the opening bars of Beethoven's 5th Symphony and then segued into Louie Louie (and the crowd laughed and laughed. Little did we know …).

    The other big laugh-getter had the LHB playing the introduction to the Aggie War Hymn and then transitioning directly into the Mickey Mouse Club song (I think this was in tribute to the time the MOB caused the FTAB to fall apart in the middle of a halftime by blowing whistles that sounded exactly like the ones used by the FTAB drum majors, thus throwing off the FTAB musicians and causing them to make their turns at the wrong time).
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  13. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    The University of Texas 47
    Rice, Rice, Rice Institute 17
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  14. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    42 Texas
    24 Rice
  15. El Sapo

    El Sapo Bevo's BFF

    Yeah, well, hopefully not on 3rd and 17

    Texas 51
    Rice 14
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  16. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 1,000+ Posts

    I say the game will be closer than what most think:
    Texas 34
    Rice 16
    We score a TD with 3 minutes left. Ehlinger plays the whole game.
  17. NJlonghorn

    NJlonghorn 1,000+ Posts

    Rice's defense will yield 17 points.
    Texas's defense will yield 7 points, but will score 14.

    Final score:

    Texas 31
    Rice 7
  18. caryhorn

    caryhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Horns 48
    Rice krispies 13
  19. 4th_floor

    4th_floor From now on, I want you all to call me Loretta.

    Hooties and the Blowout

    Hooties 0
    Horns 63
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  20. easy

    easy 2,500+ Posts

    34-17 :bevo:take it easy and get out healthy. We have a 3 headed monster coming to town on the 21st.
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  21. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    No, you di'nt.
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  22. joh

    joh 25+ Posts

    TX 49
    Rice 7
  23. uisge beatha

    uisge beatha 1,000+ Posts

    I'll go 38 -10 this week. Horns of course
  24. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    Rice runs a funky offense so
    Texas 52
    Rice 13
  25. Olehornfan

    Olehornfan 1,000+ Posts

    Texas 45 Rice 17
  26. utxhorns32

    utxhorns32 100+ Posts

  27. IvanDiabloHorn

    IvanDiabloHorn 1,000+ Posts

    Texas 61 Rice 0
  28. pluckeye

    pluckeye 250+ Posts

    Texas 45 Rice 17
  29. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Cocky & Relaxed Like Dionysus

    Texas - 45
    Rice - 10
  30. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 500+ Posts

    Good guys 51
    Neisty Fightbirds 6

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