After two straight blowout losses to top-ranked Oklahoma and Baylor, Texas coach Charlie Strong said on Friday that his team is on track to have a better than 70 percent chance of winning their next Big 12 game.
Strong also said the team is “on track to win their next two games” after dropping their first two games against Kansas State and Oklahoma.
Texas (9-1, 7-1 Big 12) was favored to win the first game, but a pair of late interceptions led to Oklahoma State’s 21-point third quarter lead.
The Sooners (11-1) then outscored Texas 30-10 in the second half to extend their lead to 41-7.
Strong said after the game that the Longhorns have a shot to win each of their next three.
“We’re going to be OK,” Strong said.
“We’re coming in and we’re ready to play, and it’s going to come down to the final play.
The final play of the game will be that play that matters.”
In his first three games, Strong has been successful with his team against teams with a losing record.
Texas has beaten Kansas State (4-5, 1-3), Kansas State has lost to Texas Tech (4 and 0), and Texas has lost at Oklahoma State (3 and 0).
The Longhorns also will have to overcome a disappointing performance in their first three road games.
They lost to No. 14 Nebraska (7-0), lost to Kansas State, and lost to Oklahoma.