The Longhorns clinched the win against Kansas State on Saturday after a game-winning field goal from sophomore kicker Cameron Dicker. But this moment was possible because Texas’ defense forced a Kansas field goal and tied the game at 24 points apiece.
Holmes has been nursing a right ankle injury for the better part of a month. However, the forward showed no signs of slowing down, leading the Horns in a game that was a dog fight from start to finish. Several times in the matchup, one team got hot as the other went cold.
Despite the struggles, Texas had another chance to regroup with a second bye week. Players were able to rest and recover but also allowed for a rejuvenation in practice. They are up against the count now.
Last year, the Longhorns were able to beat a highly ranked University of North Carolina team on a neutral court in Las Vegas. While West Lafayette, Indiana is no Vegas, Texas will have the opportunity to knock off No. 23 Purdue on the road.