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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: North Texas, UTEP matchup postponed due to COVID-19 cases

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 12 UTEP at Texas Photo by John Rivera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

COVID-19 has struck the 2020 college football season yet again. This time, 247Sports reports, Saturday’s game between the North Texas Mean Green and UTEP Miners has been postponed after the city of El Paso issues another stay-at-home order as positive rates peak.

“We are disappointed to have our first postponement of a Conference USA game, but the health and safety of our student-athletes, staff and coaches is our number one priority,” said North Texas President Neal Smatresk in a statement. “We send our best wishes to the entire El Paso community as they face the challenge of dealing with the latest outbreak.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

The Oklahoman: Texas OC Mike Yurcich returns to Stillwater, but with different scheme at Texas

Austin American-Statesman: With tight ends contributing, Texas looks to leave its egos behind on its trip to Oklahoma State

Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Texas adapts to playing football in less hostile territories in 2020

Dallas Morning News: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger, Longhorns ready for matchup in limited-capacity Boone Pickens Stadium

Dallas Morning News: Texas has embraced its three-RB rotation, and it’s been getting the job done for the Longhorns

Dallas Morning News: 5 things Texas fans need to know about Oklahoma State: Wallace, Hubbard have Cowboys in conference title contention

247Sports: Morning Brew: Too much rotation at receiver and running back?

247Sports: The Flagship: Texas’ scariest test lies ahead at Oklahoma State

247Sports: Texas releases depth chart for Oklahoma State game

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

The Longhorn Republic breaks down the win over Baylor

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas’ offensive line recruiting must improve in 2022 after its 2021 failures

247Sports: Terrence Cooks talks finalists ahead of November decision

247Sports: Texas now in play for Vanderbilt commit Jack Bech

247Sports: Reviewing 2021 Texas commits’ mid-season senior film

247Sports: Mike at Night: Sorting through the 2022 wide receiver targets

247Sports: Performers of the Week: Which Texas commits, targets stood out?

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Our Daily Bears: 3 Things To Watch: Baylor-TCU

Viva the Matadors: Armchair quarterback: West Virginia

Frogs O’ War: TCU TE Artayvious Lynn out for the season

Crimson and Cream Machine: OU Presser Notes: Riley talks Mims, defensive line, TJ Pledger and more

Wide Right & Natty Lite: Three Things We Learned: Oklahoma State

The Smoking Musket: Neal Brown press conference: ‘We’re gonna need our fanbase Saturday’

WHAT WE’RE READING

Banner Society: There’s no reason to believe SEC officiating is helping Auburn win to keep their boosters sedated

SBNation: THE WAIT IS OVER

SBNation: Why the hell did MLB allow Justin Turner to celebrate with the Dodgers after being Covid positive?

NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • ESPN’s Football Power Index isn’t counting the Texas Longhorns out just yet, per 247Sports. From 247Sports: “ESPN’s Football Power Index has long liked the Longhorns and continues to view Herman’s charges as one of the nation’s top squads with a No. 12 FPI ranking. A measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season, the FPI continues to tout Texas as the best team in the Big 12 while giving the Longhorns the second-highest probability among the league’s 10 teams of winning out (13.3 percent of season simulations favor Texas running the table, which is behind only Oklahoma’s 18.5 percent) and winning the conference championship (20.3 percent, trailing the 31 percent of season simulations in which Oklahoma State won the Big 12).”