Texas went into the bye week on a high note after beating the Oklahoma State Cowboys 36-30 with a dominant performance by the defensive line. Now refreshed, Texas comes out of its first bye week of the season and looks forward to West Virginia.
Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte and Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork spoke about reinstating the Lone Star Showdown on Friday at a panel during the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival. The teams haven't faced off since 2011, but Del Conte is adamant about resuming the rivalry.
Tom Herman talked to the quarterback-turned-running back about whether or not he would play only the allotted amount of four games and redshirt, forcing him to sit out the remainder of the season, or if he would continue to suit up and play this year.
Texas’ bye week couldn’t have come at a better time. Key positions on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball have been decimated, as injuries have taken their toll after a rough first four games of the season.
The stadium has attempted to repeat this magical moment all season, but none have compared until Saturday night. Texas was neck and neck against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the end of the third quarter. Minutes into the fourth quarter, the DJ queued “Don’t Stop Believin,’” and the Longhorns were hit with a wave of inspiration.
Conference play has returned to the Forty Acres, and the 3–0 Oklahoma State Cowboys are ready. When you think Big 12 football, it’s easy to let the Cowboys fade into the background of the Red River Rivalry and other great matchups.