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.
13 Texas points (one TD, two field goals) were scored on drives of 15 yards, 5 yards, and -3 yards, respectively. Drives that began on the OSU 15, 8, and 20 yard lines. Without those short fields afforded by the defense plus a special teams touchdown from D'Shawn Jamison, there's no chance Texas wins this game, much less keeps the loss under double digits.
Texas’ trip to Stillwater this weekend is going to be its toughest game of the season. There are a number of difficult games and opponents on the schedule, neither K-State nor Iowa State are a cakewalk for the Longhorns and the Sooners never have less talent as anyone, but Oklahoma State might be the best team in the league. Texas was unfortunate enough to draw them in Stillwater on Halloween night.
Texas plays its best opponent of the season on All Hallows Eve. Undefeated Oklahoma State is getting better on offense with a healthy Spencer Sanders returning and their depleted offensive line learning to cope, but they're currently undefeated and sitting in the driver's seat of the conference race due to the play of their defense. If Texas wants to get out of Stillwater with a win, Sam Ehlinger better put on a Superman cape for four quarters, or the Texas offensive coaches need to come up with a better offensive game plan against blitzing press-man coverage than the lazy efforts they've rolled out against the Cowboys' slack jawed cousins in Norman for the last two years.
Texas head coach Tom Herman was pleased with his team’s performance against Baylor. The Longhorns held the Bears to 64 rushing and just 16 points. But Herman knows it was not his team’s best performance, and against No. 6 Oklahoma State this Saturday, his team will need to be at its best to top the Cowboys in Stillwater.
AUSTIN -- For the Texas offense, last year was a tale of two seasons. In the first seven games of 2019, they tallied 40.4 points per game. That dropped to 28.6 over the final six contests, and that's counting the 49 they put on Texas Tech. Enter Mike Yurcich.