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11:00 am October 8th, 2016

Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas

Oklahoma 45, Texas 40: Longhorns again score lots of points, give up even more

DALLAS — After their third-straight loss where Texas scored a lot of points but gave up even more, Kent Perkins and Armanti Foreman stood up and spoke from the heart. Hearts were breaking all over the Cotton Bowl’s burnt-orange north end Saturday as No. 20 Oklahoma celebrated a 45-40 win over its archrival. Quarterback Baker Mayfield of Lake Travis planted a large OU flag on the Texas sideline. Meanwhile, in the locker room, two UT upperclassmen delivered the message for teammates to keep their heads up, come back next week and keep fighting. “The seniors, they want to see a change, not just for them but for us,” left tackle Connor Williams said. “They want to see Texas back on top. We all do. We’re just trying to get it right.” In the first half, Texas (2-3, 0-2 Big 12) looked like a different squad with coach and now-coordinator Charlie … Read more

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Wednesday

October 12

Football

Texas releases ‘Sights and Sounds’ video from Red River Showdown

Few games throughout the college football schedule pack as much pageantry and drama as the Red River Showdown. This year’s Texas-Oklahoma game was no exception. It featured the most points in the rivalry’s history, and despite a 45-40 loss Longhorns fans were behind their team the whole way … Read More

Tuesday

October 11

Football

LOOK: Brian Orakpo loses Texas-OU locker room bet to Demarco Murray

Workplace bets are no stranger to the Red River Showdown. They’re especially fun in NFL locker rooms, where some of the participants actually played each other on the field. Such is the case between Tennessee Titans DeMarco Murray and Brian Orakpo. Rivals in college, the former Longhorns defensive end and … Read More

Monday

October 10

OU’s Dede Westbrook earns Big 12 weekly honors for Texas game

Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook, who enjoyed a record-setting performance against Texas, was named Monday as Big 12 offensive player of the week. Westbrook caught 10 passes for a school-record 232 yards in his team’s 45-40 victory over the Longhorns. And he amassed those yards in the first three quarters of … Read More

Football

Texas-OU draws 2.0 overnight TV rating, lowest since 2000

The annual Texas-Oklahoma game, traditionally considered the Big 12’s crown jewel, was a TV ratings dud. That’s unless you work for Fox Sports 1. Texas-OU drew an overnight rating of 2.0, which was down 47 percent from last year’s number and down 39 percent from 2014, according to Sports Media … Read More

Sunday

October 9

Football

This time, no issues with Texas special teams, extra-point kicks

DALLAS — There was some good news Saturday from Texas’ perspective. The Longhorns stopped all 11 Sooners from blocking any extra points. Texas actually had a decent day on special teams during a 45-40 loss to No. 20 Oklahoma. Deep snapper Jak Holbrook had no issues, and kicker Trent Domingue … Read More

Saturday

October 8

Football

Oklahoma 45, Texas 40: Longhorns again score lots of points, give up even more

DALLAS — After their third-straight loss where Texas scored a lot of points but gave up even more, Kent Perkins and Armanti Foreman stood up and spoke from the heart. Hearts were breaking all over the Cotton Bowl’s burnt-orange north end Saturday as No. 20 Oklahoma celebrated a 45-40 win … Read More

WATCH: Longhorn Minute: Texas loses Red River Showdown 40-45

Statesman reporter Brian Davis recaps what happened during the “Red River Showdown” in which Texas lost 40-45 to their rival Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Charlie Strong is nowhere close to fixing this defense

DALLAS — The fix isn’t in. Head coach Charlie Strong named himself defensive coordinator after last week’s Texas loss to Oklahoma State, demoting long-time buddy Vance Bedford and vowing to make the changes to fix the Longhorns’ considerable defensive woes. He didn’t come close to finding any answers. If anything, … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Shane Buechele offers Texas hope for brighter days

DALLAS — The better quarterback won. That’s usually the case when the Red River rivals knock heads every October. While there’s a growing concern whether Charlie Strong is the right man to lead Texas back to national prominence, his freshman quarterback provided a bit or hope for sagging fortunes. Shane … Read More

Football

Texas notebook: Foreman carries the load for Warren-less backfield

DALLAS — Texas junior D’Onta Foreman once again hit 100 rushing yards, and he wasn’t at full strength. Foreman rushed a season-high 25 times for a season-high 159 yards and tied-for-a-season-high two touchdowns, which gave the Texas City native his fourth 100-yard performance of the season. (Foreman did not play … Read More

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Third and Longhorns: Inside Texas-Oklahoma

WHY TEXAS (2-3, 0-2) LOST: The defense, maligned all season on and off the field, looked better on the missed tackles and energy front, but still gave up a lot of points and yards for the third straight game — all losses. Oklahoma’s Big Three of Baker Mayfield, Samaje Perine … Read More

Football

Another receiver shines as Texas’ secondary falters — again

DALLAS — Dylan Haines knew he sounded like a broken record. When asked Saturday for answers about why Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook, a senior wide receiver who ended up in Norman by way of Blinn College, had a record-setting day in the Sooners’ 45-40 win, Haines said the Longhorns had some … Read More

Football

No. 20 Oklahoma 45, Texas 40: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER OU 7, Texas 3. The new-and-improved Texas defense, led by safety Dylan Haines and a failed Sooners field goal attempt, had an impressive early debut under Charlie Strong. Haines’ second pick of the day — and 11th of his career — set up Trent Domingue’s field goal. Yes, … Read More

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Staff tweets from Texas-Oklahoma postgame

Texas lost 45-40 to Oklahoma on Saturday at the Red River Showdown in Dallas. Afterward, Longhorns coach Charlie Strong and players talked to the media. Here are some of the tweets from the Austin American-Statesman reporters who were there. Click here for complete coverage of Oklahoma’s 45-40 win … Read More

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Texas vs. Oklahoma: Horns up, Horns down, and our plays of the game

Horns up Freshman wide receiver Devin Duvernay scored the first touchdown of his career, a 63-yarder that gave Texas the lead in the third quarter. Dylan Haines — Texas’ “Mr. Right Place, Right Time — picked off two Baker Mayfield passes, giving him 11 career interceptions. Horns down The third quarter … Read More