Today, the Texas Longhorns were able to defeat the 6th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys on the road, 41-34, in overtime.
The Longhorns had been one of the biggest disappointments of the season, going into the game at 3-2 and a 2-2 record in conference. This win is huge for the program, as well as Head Coach Tom Herman, who was reportedly on the hot seat going into the game.
With the victory, Texas moves to 4-2. This now sets up a huge matchup with our Mountaineers next Saturday. Both teams are now going into the game with identical records, and the winner will still have a shot at the Big 12 Championship Game. The loser, however, will be all but out of contention.
West Virginia was able to come up at a massive victory today. The Mountaineers bounced back after a narrow loss to Texas Tech, and beat 16th-ranked Kansas State. Should some more dominoes fall in their favor, WVU could also be ranked heading into the matchup.
Not only will the matchup against Texas be massive in the rankings, but it will also salvage the season of either team who wins.
Kickoff time and broadcast network for WVU-Texas will be announced early next week.