Headed to overtime for the second time this season, Texas coach Tom Herman gathered his offense for a pep talk.
“Just like at USC,” he told them.
“Yean, except we’re going to win this time,” junior offensive guard Patrick Vahe shot back.
There’s a new attitude at Texas under Herman and it’s starting to pay off in the win column.
Texas running back Chris Warren III scored on a 2-yard touchdown run in the second overtime when the powerful running back moved a pile of Kansas State tacklers across the goal line, sending the Longhorns to 40-34 win Saturday night.
Granted, it was a wounded Oregon offense, with several Ducks starters out and true freshman quarterback Braxton Burmeister making his first start in place of injured Justin Herbert. But it was an impressive effort nonetheless as Washington State beat Oregon for the third time in a row.
“We gave up some explosives, which I’m sure we’d like to do over again, but we did a pretty good job of keeping the lid on them,” Leach said.
The Cougars’ defense has remained consistent despite a series of injuries to Wholesale NFL Jerseys Supply defenders, especially in the linebacking corps. A broken foot ended the season of middle linebacker Peyton Pelluer, and Isaac Dotson left the Oregon game with an unspecified injury. However, redshirt freshman linebacker Jahad Woods has been impressive.
Washington State’s calling card remains its passing attack. The Cougars rank third nationally in passing, and quarterback Luke Falk leads the nation in passing touchdowns with 19 Super Cheap Jerseys Fans against just two interceptions.