Oklahoma State 32, Texas 24 Reaction
Let’s not focus too much on yet another Texas collapse.
Team gets up big, team looks great, team is on cruise control for a terrific win, team slips, team gets it back, team take the rest of the game off late in the third quarter and loses in disastrous fashion.
It’s been done.
Oklahoma State is the bigger deal, but it’s not splashy like past Mike Gundy teams. It’s not full of quarterback drama like Oklahoma, it’s not lurking as a possible resurgent second half team like Iowa State, and it’s certainly not as fun as Texas.
But this team balls out on D.
It got hit for a few big plays here and there early, but it allowed just 317 yards of Texas offense and shut things down hard in the second half. The offense took care of the help with 19 unanswered points.
Jason Taylor turned the game around with an 85-yard pick six with Texas up 17-3 and driving, the Cowboy D came up with the massive fourth down stop, and it all translated into a huge road win to set up a showdown at Iowa State next week.
Win in Ames, and with Kansas, at West Virginia, TCU, and at Texas Tech before hosting Oklahoma, it’s not crazy to dream big if Jaylen Warren keeps running like the best back in the Big 12 and if the defense keeps on stepping up when it has to.