Texas took care of business on Saturday, beating Baylor 38-7 in Waco.
After the victory, Longhorns coach Tom Herman spoke to the media about his team’s dominant performance. Here is some of what he had to say:
On team’s level of focus against 0-7 Baylor:
“We had talked all week about this being the most important game of the season. … We had an opportunity to correct some of the mistakes we had made the previous two weeks and win a conference game on the road.”
On defensive dominance:
“They’re carrying us right now. If there’s one side I’d like carrying is it is that side. That’s No. 1 on our list of things we need to win.”
On where team can improve:
“We’ve got a lot of improving to do, especially offensively. I wasn’t happy with third and fourth down, and getting a field goal blocked is unacceptable.”
On building confidence on offense:
“A lack of confidence can be really detrimental to an offense. For us to be able to block against every kind of front. … It’s really important for our guys to have that confidence going into this week and the rest of the season.”
On why he opted to kick field goal from 1-yard line:
“I thought it was important to get a three-possession lead. We were playing great defense and to get it to three possessions at that point was important.”
On performance of QB Shane Buechele, including 28-yard touchdown:
“He’s not a statue by any stretch of the imagination. He’s not quite the runner obviously that Sam is, but he’s definitely serviceable.”
“He’s not 100 percent, just wearing that (ankle) brace. From a pain standpoint and stability standpoint he’s probably as good as he’s going to be all season, but the brace kind of limits him a bit.”
Herman said P.J. Locke (ankle) and Toneil Carter (head) both suffered injuries during the game. He said Carter hit his head on the turf and would be evaluated, and that Locke would receive an MRI on his sprained ankle.
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