Texas head coach Tom Herman has plenty of answers ready to go for a variety of questions. One of his favorites, especially over the 6-0 stretch prior to Saturday’s loss at Oklahoma State, is that his team is looking to go 1-0 every week, and the goal for his team in 2018 is to be in contention for the Big 12 championship.
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.
Despite the loss of Mo Bamba, Matt Coleman foul trouble, no Andrew Jones or Eric Davis, and failing to finish in regulation, the Longhorns upset No. 20 West Virginia at the Drum on Saturday. And now they're probably Big Dance bound.
MORGANTOWN, WV -- Texas entered Saturday’s game at No. 24 West Virginia winless in 2017 against ranked opponents. Stopping WVU quarterback Will Grier was a tough task, but Texas had its own difference maker on the offensive side of the ball in junior Connor Williams, back for the first time since USC. Texas rushed for more than 230 yards behind an invigorated offensive line and held the potent Mountaineer offense in check after WVU quarterback Will Grier’s injury to earn bowl eligibility in a 28-14 win.