It may not have been pretty, but a win is a win, and the Texas Longhorns managed to beat the Kansas State Wildcats on the road for the first time in 16 years. They’re rewarded now by taking on the No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners and their high-octane offense.
The Sooners are helmed by Heisman Trophy candidate Kyler Murray, who is yet another talented dual-threat quarterback wearing Crimson. Murray sits No. 2 in the country in passing efficiency, and No. 5 in the country in total offense.
Texas will have to find a way to slow down that potent offense, if it wants to reverse its recent fortunes in the rivalry. Even though the Longhorns lead the series 61-46-5, Oklahoma has won six of the last 10 meetings between the two teams.
Texas head coach Tom Herman addresses the media Monday during his weekly press conference at noon Central on Longhorn Network and 104.9 The Horn, as well as online at TexasSports.com.
Tom Herman says that Texas didn't always play their best against Kansas State, but played their best when it mattered. #HookEm— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) October 1, 2018
Tom Herman said, "we're going to need to play our best at all times to stay competitive in this game" against OU.— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) October 1, 2018
Tom Herman on how the "drama" that surrounds his program has been greatly minimized: "Belief. Trust. Our players trust us, and we trust them."— Craig Way (@craigway1) October 1, 2018
Tom Herman says that Texas understands the formula for how to finish and has confidence in the ability to do so, but whether the team can finish consistently remains to be seen. #HookEm— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) October 1, 2018
Tim Beck is awaiting his discharge from the hospital. Doctor's appointment scheduled for an antibiotic injection and then he's expected back on campus this evening. Has been going through game prep from the hospital. #HookEm— Wescott Eberts (@SBN_Wescott) October 1, 2018
Herman: "We understand we're a bit limited when we don't play with tempo on offense." Noted there was an effort to make sure to give the defense a rest period. #HookEm— Joe Cook (@josephcook89) October 1, 2018
Herman on CB Kris Boyd: "I think his aggressiveness is something we all love. At times, we’ve got to do a better job of coaching him to not be as susceptible on the double move."— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) October 1, 2018