4 takeaways from Texas football’s comfortable win over WVU

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DeMarvion Overshown shows he can do it all

There was a little bit of everything that Overshown did in this game. He was a real force to be reckoned with defending the run. Overshown had multiple run stops, and what looked to be three or four quarterback pressures.

Overshown finished up this game with eight combined tackles (second on the team), one tackle for loss, and multiple quarterback pressures. We also didn’t see any blown coverages or bad missed tackles from Overshown.

Moreover, I like the creativity by which co-DC/LB coach Pete Kwiatkowski and this defensive staff got Overshown involved in the pass rush. He was utilized in a few different delayed and edge blitz packages that created chaos in the pass rush.

If Texas can continue to wreak havoc in the opposing team’s backfield in the pass rush and defending the run, this defense will continue to reap the reward. It makes you wonder what could’ve been if the Big 12 had done the right thing and overturned his targeting call before Texas Tech last week.

Enough on what happened in the past.

The importance of forcing negative plays came to the forefront in this one. And Overshown was a driving force that allowed the defensive front to cause more havoc in multiple phases.

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I continue to like how the way that PK and the Longhorns are using Overshown is developing of late. Overshown is proving to be the most disruptive player along this defensive front, and also one of the most versatile.