Texas

Longhorns

vs.

Texas Tech

Red Raiders

6:30 pm November 26th, 2015

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin

Texas Tech 48, Texas 45: Red Raiders’ win knocks Longhorns from bowl contention

Normally on Thanksgiving, touch football is confined to backyards, neighborhood streets and nearby gravel parking lots. Tackling was optional Thursday night at Royal-Memorial Stadium, which made for some entertaining holiday fare. But the Longhorns were the ones needing antacids and feeling sick afterward. A fourth-down, long-shot heave to Daje Johnson fell incomplete. Then, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury drew one up in the dirt resulting in Jakeem Grant’s 40-yard, game-clinching touchdown run into the southeast corner. “It was a midget play called Hook ‘em,” Grant said of the play’s name. The Red Raiders clinched a 48-45 victory that was their first in Austin since 1997. But it also meant the Longhorns fell to 4-7, securing a losing season for the second straight year. Texas had not suffered back-to-back losing seasons since 1988-89. “We’re out of the bowl picture,” said UT coach Charlie Strong, who is now 10-14 in two seasons. Read more

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Monday

November 7

Football

Not so fast Kirk Bohls, someone has put D’Onta Foreman in the Heisman race

On Saturday against Texas Tech, junior running back D’Onta Foreman had one of the best days a Texas running back has ever had. Considering two of the top-5 all-time leading rushers in college football played at Texas, that’s saying something. Foreman may not be on the same level as Earl … Read More

Saturday

November 5

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas overcame several road obstacles, including some self-inflicted

When the story of Texas’ 2016 season is written, the word  “resilience” will come up a time or two. It was easy to see from the comfort of my couch that the Longhorns overcame several obstacles in Lubbock that were much more formidable than frozen tortillas hurled from the stands … Read More

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Ced’s view from the couch: Texas defense stepped up in second quarter.

After a horrible reversal of fortunes on a power run by D’Onta Foreman in the second quarter, the Longhorns and interim defensive coordinator Charlie Strong really responded in tough fashion to get back into this game. They’re in play to get this thing done in the second half. A few … Read More

Wednesday

November 2

Football

Replay Kirk and Ced chat from Wednesday

Sports columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden will be here at 11 a.m. Wednesday to take your questions on Texas’ big road test against Texas Tech, Breckyn Hager’s comments,  the initial release of the College Football Playoff rankings where Texas A&M debuted at No. 4,  the 6-1 Dallas Cowboys, Romo-Prescott, … Read More

Monday

October 31

Replay: Charlie Strong’s weekly Monday press conference

Follow as Charlie Strong addresses the media following the Longhorn’s win over Baylor and before the team travels to play Texas Tech on Saturday. Read More

Friday

November 27

Football

Texas Tech 48, Texas 45: Five key plays

There were 161 snaps taken in Texas’ 48-45 loss to Texas Tech on Thursday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference. 1. Ricochet U Introducing valedictorian Jakeem Grant. The Tech senior was in the right spot at the right time for his … Read More

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Texas seniors go out with a loss to Texas tech in their final home game

Twenty-two Texas seniors dressed for their final home game in Thursday’s 48-45 loss to Texas Tech. Before the game, they took part in an on-field celebration with their family members. “Obviously, you get the feels when you think about the last time playing somewhere, end of … Read More

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With help from above, Texas Tech’s Jakeem Grant pulls in stunning TD catch

The only way Jakeem Grant could explain it was divine intervention. Texas Tech scored its first touchdown Thursday in spectacular fashion after Grant scooped up a muffed interception by Texas’ Holton Hill. Pat Mahomes’ pass, intended for Devin Lauderdale, was off the mark and … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas, Warren are in rush to put the past behind

With one game left in the football season — yes, the whole season — Texas has finally found its identity. Strong, rugged, punishing ground attack. The same lingering problem persists, however. It still can’t find a win. Yet another one got away on Thanksgiving night — and so did Texas’ bowl chances — … Read More

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Jerrod Heard among seven players hurt in loss to Texas Tech

With its sideline turning into a MASH unit, Texas did something it normally does not do and released a post-game injury report. Among the seven players who did not finish Thursday’s 48-45 loss to Texas Tech was quarterback Jerrod Heard, who Texas announced had suffered a … Read More

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Texas Tech 48, Texas 45: Red Raiders’ win knocks Longhorns from bowl contention

Normally on Thanksgiving, touch football is confined to backyards, neighborhood streets and nearby gravel parking lots. Tackling was optional Thursday night at Royal-Memorial Stadium, which made for some entertaining holiday fare. But the Longhorns were the ones needing antacids and feeling sick afterward. A fourth-down, long-shot heave to Daje Johnson … Read More

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Texas vs. Texas Tech: Horns up, Horns down, plays of the game

HORNS UP On Texas Tech’s opening drive, quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw a ball over the middle on fourth-and-9. UT safety Dylan Haines flew into center field and made an interception. Haines now ranks second in school history with 200 interception return yards. Talk about great timing. In the first quarter, … Read More

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Bests, Worsts from Texas-Texas Tech

Worst call On a fourth-and-7 and desperately needing a first down with just under 3 minutes left, Texas play-caller Jay Norvell dialed up a deep pass on a wheel route to Daje Johnson, and it sailed incomplete. The ball went over on downs to Texas Tech, which scored on the … Read More

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Texas vs. Texas Tech: Third and Longhorns

WHY TEXAS (4-7, 3-5) LOST: You can make excuses — the Longhorns were minus Jerrod Heard, Johnathan Gray, D’Onta Foreman, Patrick Vahe, Peter Jinkens, Desmond Jackson and Malik Jefferson, among others — but in the end, Texas was still in the game with 2 minutes left to play. A curious … Read More

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Texas Tech 48, Texas 45: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER Texas 0, Texas Tech 0 — Senior nights can inspire or they can cripple, and early on, Texas’ seniors struggled. In their final Royal-Memorial Stadium game, Taylor Doyle (false start) and Alex De La Torre (blocking in the back) were penalized, and Daje Johnson dropped a … Read More