All the remains through the regular season schedule for Texas football heading into Week 4 is Big 12 competition, starting with Oklahoma State.
If Texas football is to make a real run at winning the Big 12 Championship, then it has to come out with a solid effort week in and week out in conference play. Compared to how Texas came out during the Big 12 slate last season, there has to be major changes to find more success. Head Texas football coach Tom Herman
When Texas takes the field in the Big 12 opener, the tone will be set for the rest of the season. If Texas is able to control a game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys from beginning to end to start off the Big 12 slate, that will indicate a new era of football on the Forty Acres and a changing of the guard in the conference standings.
It seems like Texas and the rival Oklahoma Sooners are bound to takeover the Big 12 standings for good. But there is still a long way to go for the former. Texas needs to prove that it can consistently beat the middle tier in the Big 12 under Herman’s regime.
Last season, Texas lost to Oklahoma once and beat them once. They also fell short against the West Virginia Mountaineers and Oklahoma State. West Virginia was a top tier team in the Big 12, but head coach Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State got the best of Texas again.
This finish against Oklahoma State last season seems like something Herman would get his team up for this fall. Getting over that Oklahoma State hump would just leave the other Oklahoma school to get past.
Here’s a look at the definitive ranking of every opponent in the Big 12 for the Texas Longhorns football program as we head into conference play.