Following a bye week, the Texas Longhorns will travel to Stillwater, Okla. for an evening showdown with the Oklahoma State Cowboys. According to multiple reports, the Longhorns and Cowboys will square off at 7 p.m. CT, at T. Boone Pickens Stadium in front of what’s expected to be a sold-out crowd on Oct. 27, the weekend before Halloween.
The Texas-Oklahoma State game on Oct. 27 will kick at 7 p.m. That game in Stillwater is already sold out.— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) October 15, 2018
Oklahoma State will be coming off of a bye week as well, and it’s safe to say it couldn’t have come at a more ideal time for either team.
Texas, of course, saw starting quarterback Sam Ehlinger sidelined during the opening drive against Baylor with what was later diagnosed as a Grade 1 AC sprain. Furthermore, the Longhorns are currently riding a six-game winning streak, but the schedule proved especially challenging throughout the past month with Texas being pitted against USC, TCU, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and most recently, Baylor, which came down to the final seconds.
Oklahoma State, on the other hand, has now dropped back-to-back games against Iowa State and Kansas State, and three of the last four including a Big 12-opening loss to Texas Tech. Since starting at 3-0, the Pokes only win has come on the road against Kansas, 48-28.
ESPN’s FPI projects the Pokes slump will continue on Oct. 27 against the Longhorns, as Texas is currently the slight favorite with a 52.5 percent chance to win.
Last season, the Texas fell just short in overtime, 13-10, but history does favor the Horns in Stillwater, where Texas is 8-2 all-time. Oklahoma State has won each of the previous three meetings, though the Longhorns still hold the all-time series edge, 24-8.