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.
Entering Texas’ game with Oklahoma State, Longhorns head coach Tom Herman repeatedly likened facing the Cowboys’ offense to a quote from the movie Armageddon. It wasn’t the combined efforts of the OSU’s talent-laden, “scariest environment imaginable” offense that almost ended Texas’ opportunity to defeat Mike Gundy’s program in Austin for the first time this decade, but rather repeated gaffes by the Longhorns.
I don't need to sell y'all on the importance of winning this Big 12 home opener against a dangerous Cowboy football team with a first rate offense and some really good offensive coaches. Though Texas leads the overall series 24-9, Texas hasn't won since 2014 and the Cowboys have won 7 out of the last 9. By the way, that 2014 Texas win was when Mike Gundy was saddled with Dax Garman as his starting QB. I won't get into the 2015 loss in Austin as I'm not Blame It On The Refs Guy, but I'm getting pissed off just thinking about it and I'm white knuckling and about to punch an object really, really hard.
In the Monday press conference prior to Texas’ loss against LSU, Tom Herman appreciated the significance of the match up with the visiting Tigers but noted it would not detract from the team’s remaining 2019 goals.