Will Grier, a former SEC prodigy turned West Virginia transplant, and Kyler Murray, the 4.7 million dollar man from Allen, Texas — those are the two quarterbacks everybody mentioned in the top tier of Big 12 passers last summer. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger was easily left out of that conversation, perhaps because he wasn’t even named a starter yet.
Texas Tech is a name that has not sat well with Texas fans recently. Despite dropping six straight meetings from 2009–2014, the Red Raiders have come up victorious in two of the last three matchups with Texas. But the air raid offense is still alive and well in Lubbock, and Texas Tech will be looking to lay the knockout punch on the Longhorns’ Big 12 title hopes. If Texas wants to keep its season alive, here’s what it’ll have to do:
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After riding a six-game win streak, Texas has dropped its last two contests against Big 12 opponents in poor defensive performances. Now, the Longhorns will travel to Lubbock to face a talented Texas Tech team that could ruin the Longhorns’ season.
Here are four Red Raiders players to watch for this weekend:
While many point to the rise of Sam Ehlinger as the most important factor in the Texas Longhorns’ improved offense, a pair of running backs who weren’t even on the team last year are also playing a huge role in reshaping the team’s identity.
Texas took a 41-34 lead in the later stages of the fourth quarter. But there was one problem: Texas left 2:34 on the clock with Will Grier, one of the best quarterbacks in the country, waiting to take the field on the West Virginia sideline.