Ultimately, Texas needs to win the Big 12 in 2020. This team’s confidence, judging by the tumultuous offseason and their track record under Tom Herman in the last few seasons, probably needs some early wins against LSU and Oklahoma. The goals of the season though shouldn’t necessarily be impacted by either of those outcomes.
Down 30-27 after a sputtering 2nd half Texas offense finally got back on track for a 12 play, 75 yard touchdown drive, a struggling Longhorn defense (TCU scored on 4 of their 6 second half possessions) had the chance to get a stop, give the ball back to the Texas offense, and steal a game in Ft. Worth.
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.
AUSTIN, Tx — In its last two home games, Texas went into halftime against ranked opponents in a close game where the second half would determine the outcome. And on both occasions, UT (3-1, 1-0) earned decisive victories, only this time it opened Big 12 play and ended a four-game skid against the TCU Horned Frogs.
Coming off a big win over No. 22 USC last Saturday, Texas takes on a more formidable foe in the Frogs from Fort Worth. No. 17 TCU comes to Austin to open Big 12 play vs the Longhorns. We've got game previews, team news, injury reports, and the recruiting visitor list. It's Gameday, y'all.