Some of you guys crack me up. Going crazy because we lost double digits to Tulsa is one thing but having a thread dedicated to use losing to two top 40 teams, is on the cusp of insanity.
I think what causes this insanity is not knowing what to complain about. Had we lost 21 to 10 and scored no points in the second half, then it would be simper right? But seeing as we had our best second half we had all season and our top 10 ranked defense allowed 35 second half points and our special teams that never allows TDs allowed one this game, we can’t blame the usual suspects.
I wonder if Memphis fans reacted this way when they blew a 20 point lead to us 2 years ago. Hell when they blew the 20 point lead, they were ranked and we beat them with our backup QB. When they beat us, they were still the ranked team but they also did it with what might be the number 1 draft pick in the NFL this year.
The attendance said it all tonight. Even though we were favored, this was a game the fans expected us to lose so they didn’t show up. It’s just no one thought we would lose it in this particular fashion.
How many plays were soooooo close that would have made the finish completely different? The irony is that if this game wasn’t a Thursday night, nationally televised game, the interception in the endzone probably doesn’t have the one angle that shows the ball touch the ground. Even the fumble by Postma might have got overturned because two angles didn’t show the ball pop out until after he hit the ground. One view made the difference.
The game probably should have been a bigger loss. Their star receiver had several drops and a fumble in the first half. Once they realized Myres was no match for Miller, they exploited the hell out of that and we didn’t have an answer for it. Tech was the better team and Memphis is the better team.
If you want to keep complaining about the Tulsa loss, feel free. We will probably lose all 4 quarters to USF, so be ready for that. Maybe wait for the ECU and Tulane games to see if Tulsa was a fluke or if it was the beginning of the end to Applewhite’s head coaching career at UH.