From 247Sports: “Texas (5-2, 4-2 Big 12), Iowa State (6-2, 5-1) and No. 14 Oklahoma (6-2, 5-2) are in control of their own destiny when it comes to earning a berth in the conference championship game. The Cyclones won’t be out of the picture with a loss, but the Longhorns are in a must-win situation much like they were in 2018 when they scored a convincing win over Iowa State, 24-10, in the home finale before beating Kansas the following week to punch their ticket to Arlington.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: ‘AJ1’ back full throttle: Having dunked on leukemia, Andrew Jones ready to lead Texas
247Sports: Morning Brew: Ehlinger looks to go out a winner in home finale
247Sports: How an in-game decision changed a lot for Texas, the Big 12
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Burnt Orange Nation: 3-star WR JJ Henry announces top 8 schools
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jonathon Brooks prefers the underrated tag
247Sports: The Stampede: Crunch time for Longhorns in 2021 class
247Sports: Texas offer means a lot for Top247 2022 QB Conner Weigman
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Associated Press: Big 12 title game could look very familiar or it could feature some 1st-timers
Our Daily Bears: Scott Drew positive for COVID-19; rest of team negative twice
Frogs O’ War: Reacts: With two (?) games left, how do Frog fans feel?
Cowboys Ride For Free: BEDLAM...or not. Sooners cruise, 41-13
The Smoking Musket: What I think about Neal Brown’s first night game
Bring On The Cats: So what now?
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: LONE SHOT OF MY YACHT: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR POTENTIAL BUYERS
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- The Longhorns have a chance to finish strong this year, but as 247Sports notes, it’s largely up to the play on the part of senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger. From 247Sports: “There might not be a college football team more tied to a single player’s identity than Texas and senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger. He does everything for the Longhorns. He’s Texas’ leading passer. He’s Texas’ leading rusher. He’s made 38 more rushing attempts than the next-closest player on the roster. His 29 total touchdowns account for 85.3% of the offense’s total for the year. Herman employs a variation of the power spread Urban Meyer made famous, and Ehlinger, a bruising runner, embodies the spirit of that term on every snap.”
- Former Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Ceedee Lamb is taking the NFL by storm.