After Texas plays LSU, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma over the course of six weeks, which could be the three toughest games they play all year, things really slow down for the Longhorns. The next three games include a home date with Kansas the week after the Red River Shootout, a road trip to the Fort to play TCU, and then back to Austin to host Kansas State.
On November 19 two years ago, the Texas Longhorns football program became the butt of a joke. They lost to a team that hadn’t won a FBS game under its head coach and did it in ugly fashion. That joke led to the hiring of Tom Herman as head coach of the Longhorns.
The Texas Longhorns and the Kansas Jayhawks played even for the first half Friday, with the Jayhawks entering halftime with a 37-34 lead. Longhorn freshman Mohamed Bamba and Kansas senior Devonte’ Graham each put in stellar first half performances, with Bamba scoring 16 and blocking 5 shots and Graham scoring 12 on 4-of-8 from three. Then, Kansas shot the lights out at the Erwin Center.
AUSTIN -- Prior to Saturday’s game in Austin, the Kansas Jayhawks scored 29 points over the last four games, including getting shutout twice. They had not scored more than 25 points against the Longhorns this century, and had only scored that many away from home just once this season.
Texas looks for revenge after last year's upset in Lawrence. We talk UT-KU, offensive/defensive standouts, Game of the Week, and the Upset of the Week. The Inside Texas Roundtable discusses all.
Every week, coaches and players of the Big 12 Conference have to answer question after question about the upcoming game. How do we move the football? How do we stop their star player? Who goes into the game in this situation?
One nice thing about the 2017 schedule is that Texas will be well positioned to go on a late run and push for bowl eligibility, eight wins, the conference championship, or whatever goal is still on the table after nine games. You can never say never (obviously) but late home dates with Kansas and Texas Tech are rather promising for a pair of easy wins late.