Gilbert catches up with Simmons, smiles and chuckles as he taps him on the shoulder, beats him and then throws his arms out like an airplane as he “flies” off the field.
Simmons' response: “He's too fast!”
TEXAS INJURY UPDATE
Texas seemingly received some good news on the injury front, with running back Joe Bergeron declaring to Austin reporters that he “feels fine” after returning from a shoulder injury suffered in the Longhorns' last game at Mississippi.
“It's really nothing, (just) a little bruising,” Bergeron said. “I'm cleared (to play).”
Bergeron has tallied 37 carries for 207 yards and three touchdowns so far this season. He has started all three games for the Longhorns, although he splits carries with Malcolm Brown.
UT is hoping for similar developments with linebacker Jordan Hicks (hip) and kicker Anthony Fera (groin).
HOW GOOD IS TEXAS — AND OSU?
Much has been made of the measuring stick OSU will provide for a Texas team trying to prove itself among the Big 12 and national elite.
But Saturday's game also represents a checkpoint for the reigning Big 12 champion Cowboys as well.
OSU has beaten Texas two straight years — in Austin — and has won more games than any Big 12 team since 2010. Still, the Arizona loss cast some doubt on the defense, and now there's concern at quarterback, where starter Wes Lunt is injured and sure to be replaced this week by J.W. Walsh.
So opportunity flows both ways.
“I look at it as the same for us,” said Cowboys safety Daytawion Lowe. “It's a measuring stick for us. It's our first conference game, we've got a ranked opponent out there. It's really time for us to see if we can bounce back.”