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The Texas D was aggressive against Iowa

Defensive aggression, rushing woes, an MVP debacle and more. Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his observations from the Longhorns 26-24 win over Iowa in the Alamo Bowl.

-Defensive coordinator Duane Akina was not timid when it came to his defensive schemes against Iowa. "By nature I'm going to be aggressive," said Akina. "That's my background." Akina's aggression paid off at times and bit him at others. Iowa responded with bubble screens and play action to off-set the Texas blitz, producing big plays from the passing game. The aggressive defensive scheme also... Recommended Stories