What would be the best bowl outcome at this point for the Texas football program after a tragic Week 12 loss on the road to Iowa State?
While it’s not the worst case scenario at this point of the regular season, emerging from the first 10 games with a 6-4 (4-3 Big 12) record certainly isn’t the desirable outcome for the Texas football program.
An easily preventable two-point loss to the Iowa State Cyclones on the road last weekend thanks to a baffling special teams mistake inside the final two minutes cost Texas their realistic shot at landing a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game for the second year in a row. Texas jumped offside on a field goal attempt that gave Iowa State a chance to get in much more manageable field goal range and to bleed out the clock.
The-game winning field goal from Iowa State hit as there were zeros on the clock and they came away with the 23-21 win at home at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. This will be a really tough one to swallow for head Texas football coach Tom Herman and his team. The coaching staff around him is starting to come under a lot of pressure too.
This wasn’t the best play-calling efforts from Texas and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando saw his pass defense get ripped apart yet again, allowing more than 350 yards through the air last weekend. Orlando and Herman need to get this trainwreck of a run through the middle of Big 12 play before it’s too late.
Here’s a look into the three best bowl possibilities for the Texas Longhorns football program after a bad loss to Iowa State on the road in Week 12.