Texas

Longhorns

vs.

Oklahoma State

Cowboys

11:00 am October 21st, 2017

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin

Bohls: Texas is playing inspired defense, but not enough to will the offense to points or wins

It’s fitting that Texas stumbled in its first game past the halfway point of the season because it’s painfully obvious that Texas has half a team. And the bad half got the Longhorns beat Saturday. The other half played not just winning football, but championship-caliber football as the Longhorns wowed 11th-ranked Oklahoma State and a Royal-Memorial Stadium announced crowd of 92,506 with a stingy performance befitting what may be shaping up as one of the better defenses in the Big 12. Texas is hardly at TCU’s level, but it kept the nation’s No. 1 offense in check for almost the entire game, holding Oklahoma State more than 35 points under its average. But the offense cratered in an all too familiar outcome for a 13-10 overtime loss. “We’ll keep digging,” Longhorns safety DeShon Elliott said. “We’ll eventually get to the diamonds.” This was throwback Saturday, a good old-fashioned Southwest Conference … Read more

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Sunday

October 22

Forget championships, Texas now is fighting just to reach a bowl game

With five games left, Texas coach Tom Herman is now lowering expectations. “We’ve got an opportunity to send these seniors out with a bowl game, something they haven’t had the last two years,” Herman said after Saturday’s 13-10 overtime loss to Oklahoma State. Sound familiar? It’s the … Read More

Football

A day in the life of DKR: So close, yet so far for fans waiting for the great turnaround

It’s 8 a.m., hours before Saturday’s Texas-Oklahoma State game, and Levon Steele already has been setting up in the parking lot at the corner of Trinity and MLK for three hours. He’s a little sweaty. He’s a little stressed. And he’s already fielding questions about why people haven’t showed up … Read More

No. 10 Oklahoma State 13, Texas 10 (OT): 5 key plays

There were 158 snaps taken in Texas’ 13-10 overtime loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) throws over Texas defensive lineman Charles Omenihu (90) at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Oct. 21, 2017. (Stephen … Read More

Saturday

October 21

Holton Hill’s breakout season continue as Texas stares down another highly-regarded quarterback

When he was younger, Holton Hill brought four medals home from a track meet in California. Hill’s football coaches began calling him “Hollywood,” and the nickname has stuck. Teammate DeShon Elliott, though, was calling Hill something else following Texas’ 13-10 overtime loss to No. 10 Oklahoma State. “Holton’s a first-round … Read More

Oklahoma State 13, Texas 10 (OT): Winnable game morphs into another gut-wrenching loss

Bad teams always find creative ways to lose. That’s what Texas did over the last three frustrating years. Nowadays, things have changed in Austin. This isn’t a bad team, at least not according to the eye test. The Longhorns play with terrific gusto, as witnessed by their fourth-quarter comebacks against … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: An overworked Sam Ehlinger is bad for business, Texas

Chris Warren gave a simple answer to a simple question. And it spoke volumes. “Chris, why isn’t the offense holding up its end?” “Because we don’t have a running game,” the Texas running back answered. “I think we’re too one-dimensional and that’s easy to predict, so that’s why we’re not … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas is playing inspired defense, but not enough to will the offense to points or wins

It’s fitting that Texas stumbled in its first game past the halfway point of the season because it’s painfully obvious that Texas has half a team. And the bad half got the Longhorns beat Saturday. The other half played not just winning football, but championship-caliber football as the Longhorns wowed … Read More

Oklahoma State 13, Texas 10: The expanded boxscore

A look back at how it all happened Saturday: First quarter Oklahoma State 7, Texas 0. It took two drives for the Cowboys to heat up, but when they did, they showed why they’re the country’s No. 1 offense. Pinned at the 4 after a big Michael Dickson punt, … Read More

Third and Longhorns: Inside Oklahoma State 13, Texas 10 (OT)

A deeper look inside Texas’ 13-10 overtime loss to No. 10 Oklahoma State: Why Texas (3-4, 2-2 Big 12) lost Well, it wasn’t because of the defense. The Longhorns actually forced Oklahoma State into conservative mode. But they couldn’t take advantage of prime turnover opportunities — two dropped interceptions and … Read More

Our 4 Texas-Oklahoma State pregame questions — answered

Saturday, we looked at four questions that Texas was facing ahead of its matchup with Oklahoma. Here’s how they played out: 1. Did we see Collin Johnson and Armanti Foreman? Yes. Neither factored much, however. Johnson, who’s second on the team in receptions, finished with 3 catches for 24 yards; … Read More

Texas fans ‘Sound Off’ after Longhorns suffer another heartbreak against Oklahoma State

Hookem.com asked Texas fans to “Sound Off” on our Facebook page after after another heartbreaking overtime loss, this time at the hands of Oklahoma State. As you can imagine, we got plenty of responses from informed and passionate fans who were devastated when Sam Ehlinger threw a … Read More

What Tom Herman said after Texas lost 13-10 to Oklahoma State in overtime

Texas suffered another frustrating loss Saturday, falling 13-10 to No. 10-ranked Oklahoma State in overtime after quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw a game-ending interception. Afterward, Tom Herman addressed the media in a postgame press conference. Here is some of what he had to say: RELATED: Another week, another overtime: … Read More

Another week, another overtime: Texas falls to No. 10 Oklahoma State, 13-10

It’s over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. For the third time in five games, Texas had to work overtime. For the third time this season, the Longhorns led a top 12-ranked team in the fourth quarter. And for the third time, the Longhorns came up short against a ranked opponent. No. 10 … Read More

WATCH: Texas WR John Burt breaks tackle, tightropes sideline for 90-yard gain

Update: John Burt is still really fast. The Texas wide receiver made his first big play of the 2017 season Saturday against Oklahoma State, breaking off a 90-yard reception that set up the Longhorns’ first touchdown. The 6-foot-3 junior, who also competes in hurdle events for the UT track team, … Read More

Social reaction: Texas fans flock to Royal-Memorial stadium in hopes of an upset over Oklahoma State

Texas returns home to Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday for another exciting afternoon of Longhorns football. Fresh off a disappointing loss to rival Oklahoma last week, Texas will look to bounce back against the Cowboys. They’ll need every ounce of support they can get to knock off the No. 10-ranked team … Read More