One thing can be said for Texas Tech football. They're never really out of a game. This year, my beloved Red Raiders had scored 24 times on scoring drives less no longer than two minutes. And, their opponent in the Insight Bowl, the Golden Gophers of Minnesota (contain your laughter), have the 113rd ranked passing defense in the nation--out of 119 teams. Coincidently, Graham Harrell, Texas Tech's quarterback, is the second leading passer in the nation in just his sophomore year. So when we're down 38-7 to Minnesota with 7 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, the translation reads: We got 'em right where we want 'em.
Especially true when Coach Mike Leach is always too dumb to know he's out of contention. He could be down by 50 points with a quarter of football left and he's thinking, "Oh yeah, this game's ours." He's also brilliant enough to orchestrate this sort of comeback. In a way, he's like that kid in grade school who was like cool repellent, but he could flip a Rubik's cube like Bill Gates.