The Texas Longhorns are just one win away from the Big 12 Championship game. Next week they face the Kansas Jayhawks in Kansas. Barring a catastrophic performance like 2 years ago, in an overtime loss 24-21, they should be able to grab a win.
In that overtime loss, it was their first loss to Kansas since 1938 under former coach Charlie Strong. Strong’s reign over the Longhorns ultimately was over after that loss.
The Longhorns faced off against 16th ranked Iowa State at DKR Memorial Stadium in Austin defeating the Cyclones 24-10. Although “Senior Night” was a victory for the Horns and more importantly head coach Tom Herman, the sophomore and starting quarterback Sam Elingher encountered a shoulder injury just before halftime.
Team doctors diagnosed Ehlinger with an AC contusion in his shoulder. He is scheduled to have an MRI earlier this week to find out the severity of the injury.
Junior quarterback Shane Buechele took over to start the second half. He threw 10-10 for 89 yards and finished with a touchdown pass.
All roads lead to another game against Oklahoma for the Big 12 Championship. Texas defeated the Sooners in a thrilling game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas with a for 48-45 victory thanks to Horns true freshman kicker Eric “The Kicker” Dicker.
Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray may have his chance at redemption and diminish a Big 12 title for the Horns. The Horns haven’t won a Big 12 Championship since 2009.