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Austin article excerpt re. Texas' Thursday night games--
Texas has a bye the previous Saturday after hosting Kansas State on Sept. 21. But perhaps more importantly, the Thursday game at Iowa State gives the Longhorns two extra days to prepare for what looms as the most important game of their season — the Oct. 12 showdown with Oklahoma in Dallas.
Considering Texas has lost its last three games to the Sooners by an average score of 49-19, it would seem the more preparation time, the better.
Thursday night lights?The Longhorns will play under them twice during the 2013 football season, the Big 12 Conference announced Thursday.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by James Hale 13 months ago
Texas benefit from a schedule change, never.
On an ESPN platform huh? TT will scream bloody murder if its on the longhorn network
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
And we play TCU the week before, right? Pretty fortuitous for the horns.
You guys crack me up. They get two extra days; however they have to travel to iowa state which isn't a gimme . We play TCU at home..,to me that's a wash
I made the mistake of reading the thread title instead of the actual article. The thread title is misleading. The horns are most certainly NOT getting a bye week before playing OU.
Give me a break.
Well good. Maybe with the two extra days they can manage to keep it under 30 points this year.
Just gives them 2 extra days to stress out about what is going to happen to them on Oct.12.
Incsooner, I about fell out of my chair laughing after reading your comment... classic!
Sorry for the misleading subject line. The article said something about a bye and I assumed the wrong week.
Yeah, the thread title is a bit deceiving. They basically get an extra day or two to prepare. Whatever.....
TCU at home is a much tougher game than traveling to Iowa State. Plus, you've gotta remember when Nebraska and Colorado left and every team had to travel to a place they just went the year before, like OU had to with baylor and OSU, guess who the only team in the conference was that DIDN'T have to go anywhere twice? Texas.
I love it!
How is that significant?
Texass still had the RRS in Dallas that year (2011), 4 conference home games, and 4 conference away games (it was the first year of the 9 game conference regular season). Their conference road games in 2010 were NU, TT, and KSU. So, to travel to the same place twice, they'd have had to visit either TT or KSU in 2011 since NU was gone. Had they been scheduled to travel again to somewhere they trevelled to the previous season (2010), then one of the games that actually was an away game would have become a home game to offset it. So, had Texass been scheduled to go to Manhatten or Lubbock, then one either, ISU, TA&M, Baylor, or UM, would have had to go to Austin. What difference did it make?
The team that had to travel to Austin twice in a row was OSU, and OSU beat them in Austin both times.
It seems like people just jumped to the conclusion that Texass not having to visit any opponent two years in a row was some sort of special treatment or extra benefit to them, but nobody can articulate exactly how it helped them at all.
That whole line of thought reminds me of how some posters really complained a lot about Texass getting to play TCU and WVU at home last year while OU had to travel to both places. Well, now the reverse is true and TCU really looks like they'll be a much better team than they were last year. Who got the better end of that deal?
While I agree TCU will be better than ISU, making a stink about two days of prep is an overreaction when you consider the travel. Playing ISU at night on Thursday night makes Friday a total wash.
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