With only two weeks left in the regular season, several of our candidates are still vying to secure their teams’ spot in the College Football Playoff with rivalry games and marquee matchups looming. However, after the aforementioned injury, one team is going to have to do it without their Heisman contender.
For the third time this season, Texas head coach Tom Herman stepped up to the podium following a road loss to a conference opponent. He wore a black shirt, appropriate for the mournful mood surrounding the Longhorns after Saturday night’s walk-off loss to unranked but favored Iowa State.
With three costly penalties on the final drive, the Longhorns had nothing else to do but watch the Cyclones storm the field in celebration after they sent Texas' Big 12 Championship hopes through the uprights.
Coming off the win against Kansas State, the Longhorns are hoping to use some newfound confidence against Iowa State. This week,it will fall on Texas’ defense to stop ISU’s talented offense and execute at the level it did in the second half against Kansas State.
Texas is still in a position to play a marquee opponent during bowl season. Depending on its next three games, fans may be seeing the Longhorns against blue-blood opponents like Notre Dame or the University of Southern California.