The Texas Longhorns entered into the bye week relatively healthy, but with a question mark at the biggest position. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger suffered a Grade 1 AC sprain in the Longhorns’ win over the Baylor Bears prior to the week off.
Reports have surfaced that Ehlinger is recovering on-time and should be ready to play against the Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday. Texas is riding a six-game winning streak, partly due to strong play from Ehlinger, coupled with solid defensive performances, so his health is and should be an important factor to watch as the week unfolds.
The Cowboys have struggled to start conference play, losing three of their four contests and back-to-back conference matchups, partly due to the struggles of starting quarterback Taylor Cornelius. The senior signal caller has struggled with accuracy, tossing eight interceptions this year, however the Cowboys have also struggled to protect him giving up 20 sacks through their seven contests.
Texas head coach Tom Herman addresses the media in his weekly press conference: