Looks like I screwed this up. UH did get 7 points off of an TT t/o, interception in 2nd Q. I used ESPN for the drive results and they show UH’s 3rd drive of the game resulted in a fumble (3 plays, -7 yards) followed by a TT field goal, their second. Official stats on uhcoogars.com shows only 3 points off t/o for TT in that game. So I’m eating humble pie and apologizing for bad data.
Nevertheless (you knew I’d say that) we can’t hang this on the D completely. Time out should have been called, yes. Coaches were caught flatfooted and team was unprepared for that quickie snap scenario, which TT has done before. Before I would blame the D on that 77 yd TD, I’d have to ask myself how many points the offense did not score because of turnovers? TT offense is such that some big plays are to be expected. We have other opponents like that - Memphis, SMU, Tulsa.