Over the past couple of seasons, the Big 12 Conference has made efforts to curtail taunting gestures, such as the “horns down” inverse of Texas’s “Hook ’em Horns” hand sign. Former Longhorns coach Tom Herman lobbied for the penalty’s initial adoption and then doubled down further after suffering a crucial loss in Austin to West Virginia in 2018.
Heading into the 2021 Big 12 Media Days in Arlington, TX, Sooners coach Lincoln Riley found himself in a familiar position, answering questions about his team’s championship aspirations. What wasn’t familiar was the inherit belief that his offense wouldn’t need to shatter records in order for his team to have a chance at the program’s 8th national championship.
Number 6 LSU ventured from Death Valley to Darrell K Royal Stadium in Austin, TX and showed the college football world they are for real. Despite this, the Longhorns came tantalizingly close to potentially forcing overtime. DDP discusses.
With the Texas Longhorns set to host 6th ranked LSU this Saturday, there’s little doubt Austin will have the eyes of the nation watching very closely. DDP previews the one good game in the Big 12 heading into week 2.
Jalen Hurts put together a historic debut, accounting for 6 touchdowns and more than 500 total yards in Oklahoma’s 49-31 win against Houston and former rival coach, Dana Holgorsen. DDP breaks it down.
Oklahoma State headed to Corvallis, OR for a battle of the OSUs, claiming a decisive 52-36 win against the PAC 12 squad. DDP touches on this and the other notes from the rest of the Big 12 Conference in a segment he calls The “Best” of the Rest.
Sam Ehlinger picked up where he left off last season, tossing 4 touchdowns on the Longhorns way to a dominant season-opening win against Lousiana Tech. DDP gives his thoughts.
In a surprising twist, Kyler Murray upset Heisman favorite Tua Tagovailoa to become the second straight Oklahoma Quarterback to hoist the award. Due to Reggie Bush’s Heisman being erased from the history books, Oklahoma becomes the first school to be recognized for the back-to-back accolade since 1946. DDP discusses all of that and more.
The Oklahoma Sooners avenged their mid-October loss to the Texas Longhorns Saturday from AT&T Stadium, 39-27. In doing so, they managed to vault from 5th in the nation to the 4 spot after Alabama completed its 14 points comeback win against #4 Georgia in the SEC Championship game to win 35-28.
For the first time since Oklahoma became a state (yep), Oklahoma and Texas will square off for the second time in a single season when they go head to head this coming Saturday for the 2018 Big 12 Championship Game. How’d we get here? DDP explains.