Category Archives: Football

Inside the Gameplan: Texas’ Big 12 semifinal game

Chris Nelson (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas’ home date with Iowa State is the de-facto semi-final for the Big 12 championship game. Now technically things can still go awry if the Longhorns lose and West Virginia beats Oklahoma State, then loses to Oklahoma (assuming the Sooners avoid catastrophe against the Jayhawks). Things would have been simplified had the ‘Pokes fielded a kicker who could consistently make extra points, or had Taylor Cornelius hit a flat route on a rollout, but Texas is still in decent position to get a shot in the Big 12 final if they beat Iowa State.

Assumptions about the program’s future, safe and otherwise

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

I’m constantly reminded that babies grow up in the blink of an eye, and to enjoy each of the stages of maturation while in the moment. It seems like weekly, if not daily, I see something new snap in my son’s eyes, cognition that wasn’t there when I put him to bed the night before. I think the parallels can be made to this Texas offense and its starting quarterback with the leaps and bounds it has made in not just the last year, but over the last few months.

Hopes for conference title contention rest on senior night showdown

Breckyn Hager, Charles Omenihu (Will Gallagher/IT)

In his tenure at Texas, head coach Tom Herman has consistently stated the goal for his program is to be in contention for the Big 12 Championship in the months of November and December. It was a mantra he repeated after the season-opening loss to Maryland and at several other points throughout the year. In order to remain in contention for the conference crown, Texas must defeat visiting Iowa State this Saturday.