I know I'm late to the party but it always takes me a while to be objective after a loss. There a couple of takeaways from the game I'd like to share.
1. The two trips inside the 5 yard line in the 1st quarter. The first 4th down attempt I'm okay with, the second, not so much. We have seen this cost Texas several times in the past. Call it hubris, stubbornness or arrogance, Herman needs to scout himself on that particular scenario and look at his success rate. We're lucky Herman's 4th down goal line hubris didn't cost us the Sugar Bowl.
2. Maybe I'm being an alarmist but it seems to me the defense always gives up scores at critical times as the game proceeds in the 2nd half. I know it's early in the season, but this happened a lot last year as well.