When Oklahoma State capped off its opening drive with a touchdown less than two minutes into last Saturday’s game against the Longhorns, the groans from Texas fans didn’t represent confusion. They resembled cries of déjà vu.
Emmanuel Acho, ESPN analyst and former Longhorn player, took to Twitter during the game to call out the Longhorns’ poor defensive showing only to see cornerback Kris Boyd later respond with hostility in an Instagram post.
With a restful bye week and quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s shoulder injury in the rear-view mirror, Texas made the trip to Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Saturday looking more like the squad that lost to Maryland than a team ranked sixth in the country.
With less than a minute remaining in the game, it was clear: Oklahoma State was going to complete the upset victory over No. 6 Texas. All the Cowboys had to do was take a knee, hand the ball to the officials and let the celebration begin.
Texas will put its ranking on the line this weekend in a tricky road matchup against Oklahoma State. A potential loss to the Cowboys would derail the Longhorns’ playoff outlooks and potentially foil a Big 12 Championship game appearance. Here are Oklahoma State players who will look to make that happen:
We're entering the final stretch of the college football regular season and some teams are beginning to make the jump into the top tier while others are looking to avoid sliding further. Here's where each Big 12 team sits going into Week Nine: