In his sophomore season, linebacker Joseph Ossai was second on the Longhorns in tackles (81), tackles for loss (7.5), and interceptions (2). He did this bouncing between the boundary linebacker and rover positions, often playing both over the course of any of Texas’ 12 games.
We can play the hell out of batting practice. Once we figured out Tech was minus their E. J. Holub (Brooks-#1) war-hog we boxed their ears for close to half a hundred. It's fun when everyday is a holiday and every meal is a banquet.
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.
The Texas defense forced two first half turnovers (forced fumble by Cook, interception by Brandon Jones) in the deep red zone and held Oklahoma and Jalen Hurts to 3 of 12 on 3rd down conversions. In combination with those turnovers, Jalen's third down struggles highlighted his weaknesses as a QB and were largely responsible for OU's 10 point halftime total.
Oklahoma State’s road trip to Austin last Saturday coincided with my own road trip down to the state capital from my abode in Michigan. It’s the first time I’d been in DKR Memorial Stadium since Collin Klein unsurprisingly gritted out a 17-13 victory over the heavily favored Longhorns back in 2011. @wethorn was able to get me into some fantastic seats and I took in the game from a new observation post that offered some new angles on Herman’s Horns than my sofa.