The Dallas Cowboys’ locker room is filled with former college stars who follow their old programs closely.
Wide receiver Terrance Williams is particularly interested in Saturday’s Baylor-TCU game, a matchup between two top-10 teams in Waco. The former Bears receiver has a good feeling about his team’s chances at home, saying coach Art Briles always had them ready for big games.
Williams mentioned the 2012 season when he was on the Baylor squad that knocked off then-No. 2 and national championship contender Kansas State.
“Coach Briles and his staff does a great job of teaching their teams not to panic,” Williams said. “They don’t care about what they’re ranked or who they’re playing is ranked. They don’t care about what people say. They go out there and play their game.
“This weekend, they’ll be ready.”
Similarly, DeMarco Murray is confident in his Oklahoma Sooners to take care of the Texas Longhorns in the Red River rivalry.
“I think we’re going to pull it out,” Murray said. “Should be a blowout, hopefully.”
Last year, the Sooners were expected to blowout the Longhorns, but were upset 36-20. However, OU is coming off a loss last week at TCU and hasn’t lost consecutive games in the regular season since the start of 2000.
As far as OU falling to TCU last week, Murray said: “TCU played a good game. We’ve always had trouble going against those guys, even when I was there. Hopefully we’ll rebound this week. We’ve got a big one, so we’ll see what happens.”