Heres an article, that supports my beliefs about the outcome as well.........
Mike Leach’s spread offense has aggravated defensive for nine years at Texas Teach, attracting a multitude of schemes designed to slow down the Red Raiders’ aerial attack. Zone blitzes, dime packages, three-man fronts, bump-and-run—by this point, Leach has no doubt seen it all. When the Oklahoma Sooners take the field in Norman on Saturday night, the answer to shutting down Tech may not have anything to do with generating a consistent pass rush or double-covering star receiver Michael Crabtree. In fact, the key may be right below the Sooner defenders’ feet. For all the hype surrounding Tech’s PlayStation-like production, the Red Raiders have a decidedly average offense when they’re not playing on artificial turf, according to an analysis of data provided by cfbstats.com.
Superman has Kryptonite. Mike Leach has grass.
Since 2004, Tech has played a total of 60 games, 45 on turf and 15 on grass. During that period, the Red Raiders have put averages of 43.1 points per game and 499.2 yards of total offense per game on artificial turf. In comparison, the national medians for all teams on all surfaces are averages of approximately 26 points and 320 yards.
What happens when the Raiders play on the real stuff? Tech’s averages drop considerably: 22 points per game and 360 yards. On a per-play basis, Leach’s teams have averaged 5.0 yards per play on grass versus 6.9 yards per play on turf. Each offensive play generates an average 0.27 points on grass against 0.59 points per play on turf.
The disparity even holds true when it comes to taking care of the ball. Since the 2006 season, the Red Raiders have averaged 2.2 turnovers per game on grass, while they have turned it over an average of just one time on turf.
And one more thing to consider as well....
There are 3 stadiums in the Big 12 that still use real grass.
And there are only three stadiums in the Big 12, that Leach has NEVER won a game at. (Care to guess which three those are?)
My guess for the final score.....
TT - 37
Last edited by 99BRINGIT; 11-19-2008 at 09:10 AM.