The Texas versus Rice game has been around for over 100 years, and for the first time since 2015, the Longhorns returned to H-Town to face their millennial rivals. However, what once was called a rivalry would be an injustice to Texas, as they blew out the Owls 48-13 on Saturday night.
Week Three could have gone many different ways for the Longhorns. Following a heartbreaking home loss against No. 4 LSU, Texas could have seen Rice, a perennial bottomfeeder in C-USA, and let up on the gas. Texas did the exact opposite.
The injury bug has spread from the Texas running back room to the defensive room. Texas head coach Tom Herman announced that sophomore safeties B.J. Foster and DeMarvion Overshown both suffered injuries.
Sophomore linebacker Joseph Ossai, who arrived to the United States from Nigeria at the age of 10, has stepped into the starting role at B linebacker in 2019. Ossai has already set himself up as one of the leaders of this young defense.
With three weeks of college football under our belts, potential is forgotten and performances are embraced. Although a clear breakaway candidate is yet to emerge, new candidates continue to place themselves into the Heisman conversation.