The Longhorns hold off the Cowboys to begin conference play
Big 12 Report: Texas takes step in right direction
Results that matter
Texas 36 Oklahoma State 30
The Longhorns held off the Oklahoma State Cowboys for their first Big 12 win of the season. The Cowboys held a slight lead for a while but Sam Ehlinger and company were way too much for the Cowboys defense. This is a really solid win for the Longhorns as Oklahoma State has one of the best offenses they will face outside of Oklahoma. It was really important for Ehlinger after the disappointing performances against the Cowboys in the past.
SMU 41 TCU 38
Not the best showing for TCU as they drop a pseudo-rivalry game. They got smoked in the first half and had to play catch up but it wasn't enough. Nobody is sure if TCU is going to figure it out on offense and their defense isn't near as good as it has been on occasion. This is a bad loss for Gary Patterson's bunch.
Studs of the week
Sam Ehlinger last night against Oklahoma State was dealing –— Cam Mellor (@PFF_Cam) September 22, 2019
On throws outside the numbers:
Even when blitzed:
Big game from a big player.
Texas QB Sam Ehlinger
Ehlinger balled out against the Cowboys. He was amazing after failing more than a few times against the Cowboys in the past. He looked every bit the leader and playmaker the Horns need him to be.
Iowa State QB Brock Purdy
Finally some offensive excellence from Purdy, even if it was against ULM. He finished with 435 through the air and four touchdowns. The Cyclones have had a disappointing start but what they want to accomplish in the Big 12 is still in front of them. If they get this Brock Purdy they will be a tough out for a lot of teams.
Must-watch game: Baylor hosts Brock
It's Monday, and that means we 👀 to next weekend at @BUFootball's next opponent: Iowa State— Baylor Athletics (@BaylorAthletics) September 23, 2019
🐻 vs. 🌪️
🗓️ Saturday, September 28
⏰ 2:30 P.M.
📍 McLane Stadium
🎟️ https://t.co/IpzhY8akpo pic.twitter.com/VVw3KH1Kgk
Iowa State at Baylor
This wouldn't have been the matchup if Texas Tech had a healthy QB. They don't so a refreshed Brock Purdy takes on fellow gunslinger Charlie Brewer in Waco. This has shootout potential and the winner could have the inside track on a top four finish in the conference. We could see Brock and Brewer combine for a ton of yards and touchdowns.
Who better ball?
BREAKING: Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman went to the locker room after suffering an injury on the first Red Raider offensive possession of the third quarter. pic.twitter.com/U8Z5S5kqdF— Eric Kelly (@EricKellyTV) September 15, 2019
Texas Tech's Quarterback
Alan Bowman is down and whoever starts for Texas Tech has a tall task. Head coach Matt Wells better have them ready to play or the Red Raiders will get embarrassed in Norman. The Sooners can score at will, even with Tech playing slightly better on defense than recent memory. If the Texas Tech chosen starter doesn't play well it will be a long trip back home.
Big 12 Rankings
3. Oklahoma State
5. Kansas State
6. Iowa State
7. West Virginia
10. Texas Tech