The current year’s Red River Showdown amongst Texas and Oklahoma will make some history. Not since 1947 have the Longhorns and Sooners both had new mentors in a similar season. In any case, first-year mentors Tom Herman and Lincoln Riley, individually, come into this diversion with various tones.
Herman is attempting to get Texas back to the highest point of the Big 12. Regardless of two early-season misfortunes, the Horns are 2-0 in meeting play and can step forward in re-procuring regard with a win. Riley has been hit with his first cool measurements of misfortune as a head mentor following the dazzling misfortune to Iowa State. In the event that Oklahoma’s playoff dreams are to be acknowledged, they have to get back on track this Saturday.
Oklahoma: The Sooners sort of need to bounce back, correct? The misfortune to Iowa State a weekend ago isn’t a playoff-killing misfortune, however it beyond any doubt is close. A moment one would be a knockout blow. There are several things to watch here. To start with, how does the resistance react? The Sooners have surrendered 39.5 focuses per amusement against Baylor and Iowa State, in addition to 6.75 yards for each play, which positions close to the base of the Big 12. On offense, and I can’t trust I’m writing this, how is quarterback Baker Mayfield’s certainty tossing the ball? He was running for his life against the Cyclones and clutched the ball far too long on various dropbacks. Some of that is the thing that you get with Mayfield. Some of that may be a getting corps that doesn’t have a genuine Dede Westbrook/Sterling Shepard sort. Oklahoma ought to play frantic after a week ago (like Iowa State was), yet so will Texas.
Texas: This isn’t duplicate/glued from a month back – guarantee – however it’s not 100 percent clear who will begin at quarterback: Shane Buechele or Sam Ehlinger. The overwhelming lean (and coherent decision) is Ehlinger following his execution against Kansas State in Week 6 (380 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT) yet mentor Tom Herman hasn’t made a declaration. From one spectator’s point of view, however, the offense is recently more fun with Ehlinger on the field. In any case, a prevail upon Oklahoma would flag that Texas is in reality assist along than beforehand thought after the season-opening misfortune to Maryland. October is a gauge month, as well. After the Sooners, Texas gets Oklahoma State and TCU in two of its next three diversions.