Although this is Ossai’s first season as a full-time starter, his elevated level of play has allowed him to step into a leadership role. He’s able to impact his teammates both during the game and in between plays.
Now nine weeks into the college season, our front-runners are gaining separation from the rest of the herd. With the competition narrowed down to the quarterback position, it’s time to see which of these dynamic athletes can lead their explosive offenses through the final stretch of the season.
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Coordinators Todd Orlando and Tim Beck met with the press Wednesday to discuss the state of Texas’ defense and offense following their disappointing performance against Kansas. Looking forward to the next game, Beck and Orlando continued to guide their players to success for the upcoming matchup with Texas Christian University.
Only 1:11 remained in the game after Kansas completed a two-point conversion that put the Jayhawks up 48-47. Longhorn fans watched the final 48-yard kickoff that put Texas on its own 25-yard line and wondered if junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger would be able to lead the Longhorns down the field and into field goal range.
Texas avoided catastrophe Saturday, escaping with a 50-48 win in one of its worst defensive performances of the season. The Longhorns left relieved, but acutely aware of the issues they need to fix — specifically on defense.
The Jayhawks offense and Longhorn defense make a perfect pair — Kansas came into Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium as the second worst total offense in the Big 12. Together they dismantled the 21-point spread that favored the Longhorns and made way for the 50-48 shootout that crowned Texas victorious.