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Oklahoma State 49, Texas 31: ‘I’m not a loser. I don’t want to be a loser’

STILLWATER, Okla. — Saturday’s 49-31 loss at Oklahoma State was such a chaotic mess, it’s difficult to figure out where to start. Pick your poison: Missed tackles, busted assignments, three blocked extra-point kicks, questionable coaching decisions all mixed together with toxic levels of frustration. “I feel like as a team we’re underachieving. That’s not right,” said sophomore defensive end Breckyn Hager, who ran up the tunnel and skipped the traditional post-game singing of “The Eyes of Texas.” “I’m not a loser,” he said. “I don’t want to be a loser.” No. 22 Texas had two weeks to prepare for its Big 12 opener at Boone Pickens Stadium. But there were so many mistakes and are-you-kidding-me moments, even the most ardent Charlie Strong supporters must now have doubts. Up until this debacle, Texas had not lost in Stillwater since 1997. No need for OSU students to tear down the goal posts … Read more

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Sunday

October 2

Football

Social reaction: Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford demoted

Late Sunday night reports surfaced that Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford was being demoted and head coach Charlie Strong was taking over the defense. Statesman reporter Brian Davis confirmed the news: Can now confirm that Vance Bedford has been stripped of play-calling duties. Read More

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Oklahoma State 49, Texas 31: Five key plays from the Horns’ loss

STILLWATER, Okla. — There were 154 snaps taken in Texas’ 49-31 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. Cowboy Justice Oklahoma State freshman Justice Hill rushed for 135 yards in the 18-point win, and … Read More

Saturday

October 1

Football

Texas notebook: Longhorns lose top two running backs in loss

STILLWATER, Okla. — Texas found 329 rushing yards on the road, but the Longhorns headed back to Austin with concerns about their top two backfield options. Chris Warren III suffered a knee injury late in the first half Saturday, and D’Onta Foreman later exited in the second half with an … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas AD Mike Perrin should take a long look at this coaching staff

STILLWATER, Okla. — Charlie Strong is running out of answers. That’s assuming he had any to begin with. His team wasn’t ready on Saturday, and athletic director Mike Perrin had better take notice. The Longhorns weren’t ready for Mason Rudolph’s pin-point passing. Or for the other Barry J. Sanders to … Read More

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New play-calling, new players but same defensive struggles for Texas

STILLWATER, Okla. — Texas coach Charlie Strong, who carved his reputation with defense, admitted he called some defensive plays during the Longhorns’ 49-31 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Texas even changed the starting lineup, thrusting Malcolm Roach and Breckyn Hager into the starting line. Brandon Jones and … Read More

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Third and Longhorns: Inside Texas-Oklahoma State

WHY NO. 22 TEXAS (2-2, 0-1) LOST: Because the defense, despite the off week allegedly spent soul-searching and game-plan refining, struggled. Again. Especially the secondary. Again. Missed tackles. Two blown sacks. One dropped interception. Miscommunication between defensive backs. It was another sloppy performance for a unit that has … Read More

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Oklahoma State, special teams miscues block Texas’ path to a road win

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State hosted a block party on Saturday that Texas made the mistake of attending. The Longhorns had three extra-point attempts blocked in the first half of a 49-31 loss to Oklahoma State, and one of those blocks was returned for two points. Saturday’s debacle … Read More

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Oklahoma State 49, Texas 31: ‘I’m not a loser. I don’t want to be a loser’

STILLWATER, Okla. — Saturday’s 49-31 loss at Oklahoma State was such a chaotic mess, it’s difficult to figure out where to start. Pick your poison: Missed tackles, busted assignments, three blocked extra-point kicks, questionable coaching decisions all mixed together with toxic levels of frustration. “I feel like as a team … Read More

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

Horns up The tight end position emerged — if only for a moment — when Andrew Beck caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Shane Buechele in the second quarter. It was the first catch by a Texas tight end this season. Horns down It was a day to forget for the Texas … Read More

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Texas vs. Oklahoma State: A box score’s story

[View the story “Texas vs. Oklahoma State: A box score’s story” on Storify] … Read More

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Oklahoma State 49, Texas 31: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER Oklahoma State 16, Texas 13. One year after they combined for 20 first-quarter points, the Longhorns and Cowboys put up 29. Poor tackling doomed Texas as Justic Hill and James Washington shook nearly a half-dozen defenders on their respective scoring plays on OSU’s first two drives. Dorian Leonard’s … Read More

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Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Our four pregame questions — answered

On Saturday morning, we asked four questions about the Texas-Oklahoma State matchup. Here’s how they played out: 1. SO, HOW DID THE DEFENSE LOOK? Same ol’, same ol’. So THAT’s what it looks like to spend an off week fixing the defense? Texas gave up 555 yards, Mason … Read More

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Oklahoma State 49, No. 22 Texas 31 final recap: Horns stumble in Big 12 opener

It’s over in Stillwater. No. 22 Texas has lost to Oklahoma State, 49-31. The Longhorns, once 2-0 but now 2-2, will drop out of the national rankings and are in a quick 0-1 hole in Big 12 play entering Red River Rivalry week against Oklahoma. And they’ve now dropped two … Read More

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Texas fans react to Oklahoma State loss

There was plenty of blame to go around after Texas fell 49-31 to Oklahoma State on Saturday in Stillwater, and Longhorns fans didn’t mind pointing fingers. Here are some of the best (and worst) reactions from the loss: pic.twitter.com/Owc0S1pdXc — Hookem Football … Read More

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WATCH: Did officials help Charlie Strong accept a penalty?

It appears Charlie Strong got a little advice near the end of the third quarter. Oklahoma State was called for having an illegal man downfield after it completed a pass inside Texas territory. Strong asked to decline the penalty, which would have resulted in a loss of down. Two referees … Read More