4 overreactions from Texas football’s complete team win over WVU

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D’Shawn Jamison is the most consistent cover corner in the Big 12

You have to love what we saw out of the Texas cornerbacks in this win over West Virginia. Essentially all of the Texas defensive backs played well in pass coverage against a very formidable passing attack from the Mountaineers.

Texas barely allowed over 250 passing yards on nearly 50 passing attempts from West Virginia quarterback JT Daniels in this game, with only one passing score.

A lot of the success that Texas found in pass coverage in this game came thanks to the play of senior cornerback D’Shawn Jamison, who led the way for the back end of this defense with two pass breakups. As a team, Texas posted a season-high seven pass breakups.

Jamison now leads the team on the season with five pass breakups, which puts him well on his way to putting up a career-high. Those five pass breakups are also good for second in the Big 12 behind Texas Tech defensive back Malik Dunlap.

In this game, Jamison was targeted five times in pass coverage, where he allowed just one reception for eight yards and no touchdowns. For the season in total, Jamison has now allowed just eight catches on 19 targets in pass coverage, good for 79 receiving yards, one touchdown, and one interception.

It’s also worth noting that Jamison has allowed fewer than 10 yards after the catch in pass coverage so far this season.

Jamison is the only Big 12 cornerback this season that was targeted at least 19 times in pass coverage while allowing fewer than 100 receiving yards. He also has the second-lowest QBR allowed in pass coverage among Big 12 cornerbacks.

Moreover, I don’t believe it’s too outlandish to say that this performance against West Virginia proves that Jamison is the best and most consistent cover corner in the Big 12 this season. In this game, he showed that he can shut down some capable wideouts for the Mountaineers, forcing two incompletions on two targets in pass coverage assignments against standout Bryce Ford-Wheaton.