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Studs and duds from the Alamo Bowl


#Texas’ rather disappointing season ended with a positive on #Tuesday night against #Colorado. #As he always seems to do, #Tom #Herman had his team prepared and ready to go for a bowl game. The #Longhorns blew #Colorado out of the water, especially in the second half.

#For what could have been the final time, #Sam #Ehlinger was the starting quarterback at the #University of #Texas. #Due to a shoulder injury suffered in the first half, the quarterback did not get to be sent off the way he deserved. #Luckily, #Casey #Thompson stepped in and put on a show in just over a full quarter.

#Defensively, it was another encouraging performance from #Chris #Ash’s group, especially with key starters #Joseph #Ossai, #Ta’#Quon #Graham, and #Caden #Sterns all out. #Young players such as #Alfred #Collins, #Jerrin #Thompson, and #Jett #Bush all got opportunities to make statements.

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#While it was not a statement win of any matters, #Texas looked good in its finale against #Colorado. #However, #Herman and company still have a couple of matters to work on before beginning the 2021 season.

#Here are the studs and duds from the 2020 #Alamo #Bowl:

STUD: #Running back #Bijan #Robinson

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#What a performance from the true freshman. #On just 10 carries, #Bijan #Robinson was able to rush for 183 yards and a touchdown. #He was even electric in the passing game, having two receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown as well. #When #Robinson was on the field, he was easily the best player out there. #Going into next season #Robinson will be seen as one of the top running backs in the #Big 12.

DUD: #Roschon #Johnson

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#Outside of his impressive 21-yard touchdown, it was confusing as to why #Roschon #Johnson was getting touches instead of #Bijan #Robinson. #Minus the touchdown run, #Johnson finished with nine carries for 18 yards. #He was just not playing as explosive as we are used to seeing from him. The clear running back two on the roster now, #Johnson will be struggling for carries if he continues to put out numbers like that.

STUD: #Casey #Thompson

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#It was quite confusing when #Sam #Ehlinger did not come onto the field to begin the second half. The shoulder injury kept the #Longhorns’ star out during his potential final game in a #Texas uniform. #Backup #Casey #Thompson stepped in and put on a show. #His eight of 10 with 170 yards and four touchdown performance may have given him the upper hand going into next season’s position battle.

DUD: #Offensive personnel

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#Tom #Herman must think it is an absolute crime to play #Jake #Smith and #Jordan #Whittington at the same time. #Arguably two of #Texas’ most dynamic receivers, the former blue-chip prospects are always subbing each other out instead of playing together. #At running back, #Roschon #Johnson had the same amount of carries as #Bijan #Robinson despite averaging 15.1 yards per carry less. #Herman and offensive coordinator #Mike #Yurcich have a skillful set of weapons on the offensive side of the ball. They need to get the best players out there, no matter what.

STUD: #DeMarvion #Overshown

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#Now that #Joseph #Ossai is off to the NFL, #DeMarvion #Overshown is the best defensive player #Texas has. #Moving from safety to weakside linebacker this season, #Overshown was all over the field against #Colorado. #He finished with five tackles, 0.5 which were for a loss, two quarterback hurries, a fumble recovery, and an interception. #Overshown’s play in the second half of the season has changed the #Longhorns’ defense.

DUD: 2021 hype

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#As much as it stinks to say, we all have been down this path before during the #Tom #Herman era. #Average season followed by a really solid bowl performance that turns into hope and expectations for next season. #Before getting the ideas of how good this #Texas team can be next season, let’s watch them prove it. #With a ton of young guys playing on #Tuesday against #Colorado, the first step was taken. #Until games like TCU and #Iowa #State stop happening, preseason hype needs to be leveled out.



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