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Upon Further Review: Allen is rolling, Navasota goes down, and LISD is still kicking

Taking a closer look at the weekend's results and what it could mean going forward.

Photo by Kelly McDuffie We’re down to eight in each bracket of the Texas high school playoffs. Let’s take one more look back before regional finals become the talk of the state. Allen is still truckin’ The thought entering the season was if Allen was going to be knocked off the Class 6A mountaintop, 2015 was the year to do…

LSU 19, Texas A&M 7: What We Learned

Three key takeaways from the Aggies' loss to the Tigers.

Texas A&M finished its regular season with a loss at LSU, 19-7. What did we learn? DCTF’s Mike Craven breaks it down. A lack of explosive plays For the first time in the Kevin Sumlin era, the offense is the weak-link of the program. Aggie teams over the past few years put up points and gained yards in chunks, but…

Idaho 38, Texas State 31: What We Learned

Three key takeaways from the Bobcats' loss to the Vandals.

Photo by Diana Porter Texas State’s season came to an inelegant finish with a 38-31 loss to Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. What did we learn? DCTF’s Thomas Bingham breaks it down. Slowed down early The Bobcats faced an early uphill climb because the offense had another slow start. It was the sixth time this season that the Bobcats scored three…

UTEP 20, North Texas 17: What We Learned

Three takeaways from the Miners' season finale win over the Mean Green.

Photo courtesy UTEP Athletics Two seasons came to a close as UTEP took down North Texas in an ugly affair in Denton, 20-17. What did we learn? DCTF’s Greg Tepper breaks it down. The season is mercifully over for both teams. It’d be hard to say that expectations for either UTEP and North Texas were sky-high entering the 2015 season….

Rice 27, Charlotte 7: What We Learned

The Owls finish a frustrating year on a high note.

Photo by Richard Badillo Slow start doesn’t inspire confidence. Here the Owls were, with only this game to play for before a long offseason, and they went into halftime tied 0-0 with one of the worst FBS teams in the country. Missed opportunities have been the story of this Rice season, and this was a far worse start than the…

Middle Tennessee 42, UTSA 7: What We Learned

The Roadrunners will not go bowling after finishing 3-9.

Photo by Mary Scott McNabb The honeymoon is over. UTSA was an up-and-coming program on the national horizon after a 7-5 record in a 2013 season that didn’t end in a bowl game because of NCAA rules. Since then, the Roadrunners are 7-17 and Larry Coker and his staff are facing unrest from the fans for the first time in…

Memphis 63, SMU 0: What We Learned

The Mustangs suffer their worst loss of the season in their final game.

Photo by Jeff Goldberg Paging SMU’s defense? Hello? The score looks bad and the box score looks worse, but actually, seeing the defense was even more painful. Memphis had its way with the Mustangs from start to finish, even when it wasn’t trying. The Tigers scored 56 points in the first half behind Paxton Lynch’s record-tying seven touchdown passes. In total,…