Our Heisman contenders didn’t exactly face challenging defenses in Week Three.
Last weekend. Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU and Texas had an unimpressive slate of matchups, the most competitive being Alabama’s 47-23 victory over South Carolina to kick off SEC play.
But with three of our four Heisman contenders kicking off conference play this weekend, the front-runners say goodbye to FCS and Group of Five tuneup games and welcome the gauntlet of conference competition.
After two solid performances and Group of 5 opponents and a less-than-stellar performance against the Tigers, Saturday is not only another game for the Longhorns, but another chance for the young secondary to raise their confidence.
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The Texas versus Rice game has been around for over 100 years, and for the first time since 2015, the Longhorns returned to H-Town to face their millennial rivals. However, what once was called a rivalry would be an injustice to Texas, as they blew out the Owls 48-13 on Saturday night.
Week Three could have gone many different ways for the Longhorns. Following a heartbreaking home loss against No. 4 LSU, Texas could have seen Rice, a perennial bottomfeeder in C-USA, and let up on the gas. Texas did the exact opposite.
The injury bug has spread from the Texas running back room to the defensive room. Texas head coach Tom Herman announced that sophomore safeties B.J. Foster and DeMarvion Overshown both suffered injuries.