We opened the game by blocking a punt for a safety but the score at the end of the 1st quarter was just 9-7. The line on the game was 45 points so there were a lot of people pretty frustrated with the performance.
Fortunately we went on a 55-0 run to finish things off (including our 1st Q TD).
Johnny finished with 340 yards of offense and 6 more TDs (4 passing/2 rushing) before coming out of the game with 7:39 remaining in the 3rd quarter.
Kevin Sumlin apparently saw something in practice this week because Kenny Hill came in as the 2nd team quarterback and finished the entire rest of the game. I'm curious what happened to keep Joeckel from getting any time (usually they split mop up duties about 60/40).
I thought Hill looked as good as he has all season. He was 5-for-6 for 57 yards and hit his former HS teammate, Sabian Holmes for a nice long completion.
We did have a scare late in the 4th quarter when Tra Carson went to the turf following a fumble. The medical staff was out there for a very long time and he was taken off the field in a stretcher - with his helmet still on (which they usually only do for head/neck injuries). The word on the street is that it was all precautionary and he didn't even have to go to the hospital (and the x-rays were negative). Pshew.
Darion Claiborne led the team with 12 tackles and a forced fumble - he has quickly turned into a favorite of mine. Howard Matthews also picked off his second and third passes in the last two games.
Next week is Mississippi State in what will be the final game at Kyle Field in it's current configuration. It will also be Senior Night, and we might very well be saying good bye to two of the greatest - Mike Evans and Johnny Evans.