Two days after Texas’ 23-20 loss to Iowa State, redshirt junior left tackle Samuel Cosmi opted out of the Longhorns’ remaining games and began preparation for the NFL Draft. His departure means Texas must find a replacement for a pre-season All-American blindside protector with 34 consecutive starts to his name.
The Texas defense limited Breece Hall to his first sub 100 yard rushing game of the season (Hall carried 20 times for 91 yards, but went for 30 yards and a touchdown on his last three carries of the game), made WR Xavier Hutchinson irrelevant (1 catch), and limited surprise slot starter Tarique Milton to just over 5 yards per reception on 6 catches. In fact, ISU wide receivers totaled a puny 112 yards receiving on 14 catches.
Tom Herman typically wears a good poker face during his post-game press conferences. His consistency in messaging and demeanor is a mark of a decently skilled public speaker. His words may be repetitive, but they are for those within the program more often than they are for those outside of it.