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Is the wrong team favored in this Texas-Oklahoma matchup?

Posted October 10th, 2017

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Texas is riding high after its second straight win to start Big 12 play, a dramatic 40-34 victory in overtime over Kansas State. Meanwhile, Oklahoma is licking its wounds following an embarrassing home loss to Iowa State. All of which got Austin American-Statesman columnist Kirk Bohls thinking: Is the wrong team favored in the Red River Rivalry? Here are 10 reasons Bohls gives as to why the Longhorns might be — emphasis on might be — the better team.

Ehlinger’s team?

Texas freshman Sam Ehlinger became just the third quarterback in school history for throw for 300 yards and run for 100 in the same game against Kansas State. He made his third start, replacing Shane Buechele who was nursing an ankle injury. When asked whether Ehlinger or Buechele would start at his Monday press conference, Texas coach Tom Herman opted to keep the Sooners guessing.

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Where’s Armanti Foreman?

On Monday, Herman said that five of his wide receivers received a “championship level” grade for their performances Saturday. Not included on that list was Armanti Foreman, who dressed but did not play. Foreman’s brother D’Onta Foreman and father Derrick Foreman were vocal on social media about Armanti’s absence. Herman addressed the topic on Monday.

Kicking issues

Junior college transfer Joshua Rowland struggled again Saturday, missing a pair of kicks including one from 27 yards against Kansas State. Herman addressed the kicking concerns and whether or not a replacement might be necessary.

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