The Texas Longhorns were the No. 11 ranked team in the country last week heading into their game against the California Golden Bears. They were expected to win but ended up falling by a final score of 50-43. It was an incredibly entertaining game for the fans, but the end result was not favorable for the Longhorns.
Looking ahead following the loss, the question to be asked is whether or not the Longhorns can bounce back from their loss and still compete for a spot in the college football playoffs.
Simply glancing at the Longhorns’ schedule, it is hard to see how they can earn their way back into the playoffs. They only have two games left against opponents that are ranked heading into Week 4. That may be enough depending on what other teams around the country do, but it is likely not.
Can Charlie Strong get his team back on track? What will it take in order to get the Longhorns back up in the rankings?
First of all, the Longhorns cannot afford to lose any of their remaining games. Making the playoffs can be hard enough with one loss, much less two. They have a fairly decent schedule the rest of the way, although there are a couple of dates in particular that should be circled on their calendar.