The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in Saturday’s Longhorns-Cowboys game

Posted September 20th, 2019


The 12th-ranked Longhorns host Oklahoma State on Saturday (6:30 p.m., ABC). The eyes of Texas will be upon …

A.J. Green, Oklahoma State cornerback

Green shares a name with an NFL receiver, but he has made a name for himself on defense. An all-Big 12 honoree in 2018, Green is responsible for an interception and 15 tackles as a senior. Last year, Green drew UT’s Collin Johnson as a mid-season assignment. Johnson caught five footballs and drew two pass interference flags in the match-up, but eight incomplete passes were thrown his way in the Cowboys’ 38-35 win.


Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State running back

Over the past four seasons, the backfield that Barry Sanders built has been led in rushing by a player currently in the NFL. Hubbard, who is a sophomore, has scored on seven of this fall’s 66 carries. In two of Oklahoma State’s three games, he has exceeded 220 rushing yards. During the second half of his freshman year, Hubbard ran 75 times for 463 yards against ranked Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Missouri teams.

D’Shawn Jamison, Texas cornerback

A sophomore, Jamison made the first — and to date, only — start of his career during last year’s trip to Stillwater. That start, however, was made on offense as the converted receiver was subbing for the temporarily suspended Lil’Jordan Humphrey. Jamison has returned to defense and seen reps as a back-up cornerback. He made a splash on special team last week when he returned a Rice kickoff for a touchdown.

Derek Kerstetter, Texas offensive lineman

Kerstetter was always going to wear orange in college, but Oklahoma State was the school he originally committed to. Since flipping to Texas, Kerstetter has been a versatile lineman for the Longhorns. The 6-5, 300-pound junior’s 18 starts at Texas have been split between right tackle and right guard. Currently listed as UT’s No. 1 right tackle, Kerstetter has also gotten in some work at the center position this season.