Thursday, November 27, 2008

Style Points

While watching the UT rout of Cash Machine U today, and the guys in the booth (Fowler, Palmer, James) kept talking about how Mack doesn't run the score up, and that he's not seeking style points. The Longhorns then proceed to score 21 points in the fourth quarter.

I did a little research today to see how the teams fared in scoring by quarter. I ignored the UT-TT game, the UT-OU game to only get games that were victories by both of the teams. So here are the figures:

4th quarter points:
UT - 86 - 44
OU - 41 - 48

2nd Half Scoring:
UT - 198 - 86
OU - 168 - 102

So, in spite of outscoring opponents 251-53 in the first half, UT still needed to outscore their opponents by 112 points in the second half. Maybe talk is cheap, and actions speak louder than words. Oklahoma's "style points" have been obtained in the first half. Don't know of anyone pulling starters in the first half.

1 comment:

Sooner Alum said...

Awesome post. Passed these numbers on to some friends on the CBS message boards, giving you complete credit (of course.) But I just wanted to say thanks. Great work!!!