Author Archives: Joe Cook

Omenihu flourishing after two years of growth, development

Charles Omenihu. (Will Gallagher/IT)

For his first two years on campus, junior Charles Omenihu was growing. He was growing into his role, going from playing fox linebacker as a freshman in Charlie Strong’s defense, to moving down to the defensive line as a sophomore. With those changes in position came changes in weight, and now Omenihu is a built, 275 pounder making the lives of opposing offensive linemen difficult along with his teammates Poona Ford and Chris Nelson.

Longhorn defense dominates the Cyclones, 17-7

DeShon Elliott (Joe Cook/IT)

AMES, IA – Following an extended break with the bye week, Texas head coach Tom Herman and the Longhorns entered Jack Trice Stadium facing the challenge of stopping an offense that had scored 40 points in each of its first three games. The defense answered the challenge, limiting Iowa State to just seven points, 10 rushing yards, and 256 total yards in a 17-7 victory in Herman’s first Big 12 conference game.

What is it about Ames?

Poona Ford. (Will Gallagher/IT)

When the SWC disbanded in 1996, Texas and four other schools joined the Big 8, aligning themselves with traditional powers like Nebraska and Oklahoma. Iowa State was in the Big 8 as well, but Texas had only crossed paths with the Cyclones once in 1979, when Fred Akers’ Horns won in Austin, 17-9.