first_imgtom herman and mike gundy joke around during a gameSTILLWATER, OK – OCTOBER 27: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns greets head coach Mike Gundy of the Oklahoma State Cowboys before their game on October 27, 2018 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas football has certainly been tested already early this season. Between relatively easy games against Louisiana Tech and Rice, Tom Herman’s Longhorns fell to LSU at home in a highly entertaining game.Things are ready to ramp back up for Texas in Week 4. On Saturday, the Longhorns welcome in the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Mike Gundy’s team may not always be a national contender, but they are generally a bear to deal with on offense.Oklahoma State is 3-0 to start the year. The Cowboys have scored at least 40 points in each of their game.Gundy’s team has bona fide stars in the backfield and out wide. Running back Chuba Hubbard has 521 yards and seven touchdowns already on the year, while receiver Tylan Wallace has been incredibly explosive, with 15 receptions for 390 yards and six touchdowns. Perhaps most importantly, quarterback Spencer Sanders has been very good in his first three starts. The freshman has completed over 67-percent of his passes, throwing for 622 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception.Entering Okie State week, Tom Herman channeled Owen Wilson in the 1998 blockbuster Armageddon to describe what it feels like to prepare for the Pokes.Via KVUE:“I’ve used the phrase before, it’s a scene from Armageddon, right? It’s the scariest environment imaginable — that’s all you had to say. You know, they have the nation’s leading rusher. They’ve got an All-American wide receiver. They have a quarterback that can not only throw it to that receiver, but is a threat with his running ability, too. It’s going to be a challenge, for sure, but you can’t sell your soul I guess to stop one because they’re so proficient in the other (areas). You just have to be sound.”Oklahoma State wasn’t expected to be a major challenger to Oklahoma and Texas at the top of the Big 12 in preseason, but they’re often a factor, and have looked very strong so far.Gundy’s team has four-straight wins in this Big 12 series. That is the longest streak in rivalry history for the program. Texas has a pretty one-sided all-time edge, 24 games to nine.[KVUE]last_img read more