Jelly beans and chocolate eggs didn’t keep the Longhorns from starting off strong in the opening rounds of the Big 12 Championship Tournament. After two rounds, Texas is seated comfortably in second place, only three strokes behind leader Oklahoma State. The Cowboys ended the day with two players tied for first place on the individual leaderboard, and are at 18-over as a team.
When Raygan Feight steps up to the plate, the crowd takes notice. Instead of the traditional stadium chant of “Texas Fight,” the crowd shows its support for the senior with an enthusiastic cheer of “Raygan Fight!”
The days of NFL-caliber tailbacks in the Texas backfield effectively ended with Jamaal Charles’ departure following the 2007 season. After three years of a lackluster running game, Texas now appears poised to return its once prominent backfield to national recognition.
A few weeks ago, Texas made a pitching swap. Sam Stafford, who had been mowing down batters on Tuesdays — 2-0, with 23 strikeouts in four contests — would take his act to Sundays, when his arm would provide more value against better opponents.
Texas was unable to complete the sweep this weekend against Kansas and fell 4-2 in the final game on Saturday in Lawrence, Kan. Sam Stafford started for Texas and picked up his first loss of the season.