Written By: David Holbrook
The final flight home from El Paso for Chase's collegiate career is over and it was really neat going through the airport with him this morning and having UTEP and other fans recognizing him and commenting on his game yesterday. While he only got in for two series in the first half, he did lead team Texas for a touchdown. He ended his day with 75% passing (3 for 4).
There was quite a bit of confusion in the stands as to why the rotation set by the coaches had changed and it appeared to us that Chase was being held out for some reason. We didn't find out why until after the game and had a chance to visit with Chase. Chase Patton, the Missouri QB, had only gotten a few snaps in the first half and the entire third quarter went to the QB from Tulsa. So when it was becoming obvious to Chase that the rotations were going to leave the Mizzou QB with out any more snaps possibly, our Chase decided to give his reps to Chase Patton and allow him to get some playing time in front of his family and fans that had traveled to see him. It did work out that there was one more possession remaining for Team Texas late in the game and the Coaches decided to skip Chase and play David Johnson from Tulsa for the final possessions, not sure if it was a oversight on their part seeing the Mizzou QB come off and they resumed the rotation or if they thought Chase had already played. It all worked out in the end and I once again had to eat a little crow as I found out that Chase once again put others in front of himself to allow them a better opportunity. (Kinda makes me proud, again)