- Carter Strickland, Reporter, HornsNation
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Each week HornsNation will update how Texas players mentioned on preseason award watch lists fared in their most recent game. Here is what transpired in the game against Oklahoma State:
CB Quandre Diggs, So.: Paul Hornung Award, CFPA Special Teams
Diggs had six tackles and three pass breakups.
DE Alex Okafor, Sr.: Hendricks, Walter camp, Lombardi, Chuck Bednarik Award, CFPA Defensive Award
Okafor had six tackles and a sack. He has had three sacks in the past two games.
DE Jackson Jeffcoat, Jr.: Hendricks, Lombardi, Chuck Bednarik Award, CFPA Defensive Award
Jeffcoat had seven tackles, four tackles for loss and a sack.
RB Malcolm Brown, So.: Maxwell, Preseason All-Big 12 Team, Preseason All-Big 12 Team
Brown sprained his ankle early and only managed seven yards.
S Kenny Vaccaro, Sr.
Vaccaro had five tackles, a tackle for loss and the picked off a pass that set up a Texas touchdown.
OL Mason Walters, Jr.: Outland, Lombardi
Walters and the offensive line struggled in the run blocking but helped lead the team to two touchdowns in the final five minutes.
LB Jordan Hicks, Jr.: Lombardi
Hicks was injured and did not play.
CB Carrington Byndom, Jr.: CFPA Defensive Award
Byndom had five tackles.
WR D.J. Monroe, Sr.: CFPA Special Teams
Monroe had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
TE D.J. Grant, Sr: CFPA Offensive Awards
Grant had a 29-yard catch on fourth and six to set up what would be the game-winning touchdown.
WR Mike Davis, Jr: Biletnikoff
Davis had four catches for 49 yards including a 32-yard catch in the last minute to set up Texas’ game-winning touchdown.