USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg breaks down the latest Amway Coaches Poll.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Saturday was one of those rollicking, back-and-forth humdingers totally on brand for the unpredictable Big 12.
No. 9 Texas found itself in a wild shootout against Texas Tech. There were incredible touchdown catches, a terrific onside kick, momentum-swinging interceptions, a muffed punt for a touchdown and a blocked punt for a score.
Set all that aside. The Longhorns’ Big 12 opener — a 63-56 overtime win — may end up being the moment this program realized it has championship mettle.
“As we were walking off,” Texas coach Tom Herman said, “Caden Sterns said that if 2020 was a football game, that was it.”
This game featured 119 points and 917 total yards.