ESPN analysts like Rece Davis are feeling increasingly confident about the Texas Longhorns’ chances of securing the Big 12 Championship, as well as a spot in the College Football Playoff.
“Texas is going to the College Football Playoff and I think they all but secured a spot. I know there’s there’s a very specific scenario that might keep them out, but I think they have basically secured a spot, because the last team that could beat them did not,” ESPN analyst Rece Davis said earlier this week, according to Inside Texas.
Davis added, “They survived a scare and everything has fallen in place now, because the remainder of their schedule, they’re incapable of beating them in my judgment, barring a a horrific performance from Texas. And then in the championship game, the teams that will likely be there – Oklahoma State most likely – I don’t think is suited to beat them, because you’re not going to run on them. So I think Texas had a gargantuan weekend and is really close, despite the one loss, to have having secured a spot in the CFP.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Why isn’t Texas football getting any good referee calls this season?
Austin American-Statesman: Mwenentanda, Muhammad ready to step up as sophomores for No. 13 Texas
Austin American-Statesman: Texas women’s basketball preview: Longhorns open season vs. Southern
Austin American-Statesman: V for vindication: Texas’ offensive line is muscling out the yards
247Sports: Morning Brew: Kadin Shedrick will prove to be a huge, versatile pickup for Texas out of the transfer portal
247Sports: Endorsed by Texas legend Kevin Durant, Cory Schlesinger trains the Longhorns for the long haul
Inside Texas: 1st & 10: Byron Murphy and T’Vondre Sweat are easily the nation’s top defensive tackles
Inside Texas: Steve Sarkisian faces a tough question at quarterback
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Dallas Morning News: Prosper volleyball star Ayden Ames signs with defending NCAA champion Texas
247Sports: Texas women’s basketball signs pair of 5-stars, high 4-star in elite 2024 class
247Sports: Texas basketball: Who’s committed, who we’re watching in 2024 class
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Walter sets scoring debut record in 88-82 win
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Three Things We Learned: Kansas
Bring On The Cats: K-State men fall to No. 21 USC, 82-69
Rock Chalk Talk: A (semi) statistical recap of Iowa
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: A’ja Wilson is the perfect basketball superstar for the modern era
SB Nation: Deion Sanders has stood the test of time as the ultimate influencer
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas women’s basketball takes on Southern tonight at 7pm Central.
- Texas volleyball is taking on the Cincinnati Bearcats as we speak. Tune in.