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After surviving Kansas State, Texas Longhorns shift focus toward Oklahoma Sooners

AUSTIN — Texas squeaked out a 19-14 win in Manhattan, Kansas, for the first time since 2002. And now the Longhorns are looking toward their game against the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday.

“We didn’t always play our best but we played our best when it mattered,” said Head Coach Tom Herman at a press conference Monday.

With Kansas State in the rearview, the focus turns to the Red River Showdown and 7th ranked University of Oklahoma.


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“We’ll need to play our best at all times to stay competitive in this game,” Herman said. “Our best is good enough to be competitive.”

But don’t expect the man in charge to change up his approach.

“They would look at me like I was crazy if I told them we’re going to do things in practice, differently because of OU,” he said.

As far as pressure, Herman said he believes his guys will handle it greatly. They’ve done it with University of Southern California, Texas Christian University and they exercised that Manhattan demon.

We’ll find out how they handle the attention Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. in Dallas. The game is being broadcast on FOX.

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