Inside the Gameplan: Orlando’s Playground

After Texas’ “gauntlet” stretch where they face TCU, K-State on the road, and then OU in Dallas without a break, comes a much more favorable stretch. They draw Baylor in Austin, a bye week, and then they face Oklahoma State on the road and West Virginia back in Austin. This is the obvious point on the schedule for Texas to rest and recuperate and for Todd Orlando to figure out what his best combinations of players and tactics are for handling Mike Gundy, Dana Holgorsen, and the back half of the schedule.

Horns deficient offense stymied by TCU, 24-7

With injuries and other issues plaguing the Texas offense and the stellar play of the Texas defense, the biggest question for head coach Tom Herman and his Longhorns was how the offense would be able to keep up with No. 8 TCU at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. TCU and Gary Patterson easily took care of that question, limiting Texas to just one short scoring drive that came as a result of two 6-foot-5 players coming down with 50/50 balls over shorter corners. TCU scored three times in the first half and once more late in the game to neutralize a strong effort from the Texas defense, winning 24-7.