Football

Gameplan: Preparing for the final stretch

There’s some potential for trouble in the postponement of Texas’ road trip to Lawrence to play the Jayhawks. Three different troubling scenarios now loom for the Longhorns. Scenario one sees Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State in Bedlam on Saturday night and then each win out, Texas beats Iowa State and Kansas State, and then all they have to do in order to enter a three-way tie atop the standings is go on the road the week before the Big 12 Championship Game and beat the Jayhawks.
Football

Schedule Challenges: Iowa State’s “Pump-fake” Purdy

When Ian Boyd first gave Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy the nickname “Pump-fake Purdy,” the term that came to my mind was “one trick pony.” Following Texas’ 2018 matchup versus the Cyclones, I felt justified in my label. The Longhorn defense was well-prepared for the freshman quarterback’s pump-fake and the rest of the Cyclone offense, limiting Purdy to a poor 10-of-23 passing for 130 yards and one interception.