We’ve been saying it all year. Houston needed work in the pressure department. The front seven (or six) weren’t making an impact on the games, and we saw what it looks like when they assert themselves. Payton Turner got things started with an explosive tackle for loss. Here he explodes off the line and gets in the backfield as soon as the ball carrier gets the ball in his hands. Turner finishes the play eventually, and sets the tone for the rest of the game.
Houston’s defense was flying with energy, something we knew to keep an eye on from the previous games.