Texas

Longhorns

vs.

West Virginia

Mountaineers

11:00 am November 12th, 2016

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin

West Virginia 24, Texas 20: These .500 Horns keep spinning their wheels

The Longhorns have come to the full realization they are a .500 football team just spinning their wheels. Their comments after Saturday’s 24-20 loss to 16th-ranked West Virginia were indicative of a team that believes it should be much better than its 5-5 record indicates. Texas tallied up 536 total yards, freshman quarterback Shane Buechele threw for a season-high 318 yards and the defense forced four turnovers. Yet it still wasn’t enough on a sun-splashed day at Royal-Memorial Stadium. “That’s just one of those you wish you could go start over and get it back again,” receiver Dorian Leonard said. Said left tackle Connor Williams, “Of course it hurts.” Now the Longhorns have two games left where anything’s possible. Texas can still become bowl-eligible with a win against Kansas or TCU. Or coach Charlie Strong could oversee the program’s third consecutive losing season, which would be the first time for that … Read more

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Sunday

November 13

Football

West Virginia 24, Texas 20: Five key plays

There were 173 snaps taken in Texas’ 24-20 loss to No. 11 West Virginia on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. 4th-and-FG Trailing 17-10, Texas got the football at its 14 with 6:55 left in the first half. Read More

Saturday

November 12

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Kirk Bohls: How close does Texas and Charlie Strong look? Thisclose.

Texas is thisclose. No separation in those words, just like zero room between Longhorns wide receiver Collin Johnson and three West Virginia defensive backs in the end zone on the game’s final play Saturday. I just can’t shake the notion that Charlie Strong is not that far off. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Cedric Golden: Yes, Texas just lost its fifth game … but it’s not time to panic

For the first time in his Texas tenure, Charlie Strong’s tackle football team ran 100 offensive plays. Even better was a solid 5.4 yards-per-play average. And for the 11th straight game, running back D’Onta Foreman ran north of 100 yards, tying the school record owned by the immortal Earl Campbell. Read More

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Texas notebook: D’Onta Foreman ties Earl Campbell in loss to West Virginia

Only Kansas stands between D’Onta Foreman and Texas history. Foreman rushed for 167 yards on Saturday, giving the junior running back his 11th straight 100-yard performance, tying Earl Campbell’s 39-year-old school record set by Campbell in his 1977 Heisman Trophy season. Foreman was congratulated by Campbell as he exited the … Read More

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West Virginia 24, Texas 20: These .500 Horns keep spinning their wheels

The Longhorns have come to the full realization they are a .500 football team just spinning their wheels. Their comments after Saturday’s 24-20 loss to 16th-ranked West Virginia were indicative of a team that believes it should be much better than its 5-5 record indicates. Texas tallied up 536 total yards, … Read More

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His Trump tweets behind him, Dylan Haines makes headlines with two interceptions

Texas safety Dylan Haines’ big day was trumped by a loss. The senior’s two interceptions — his third and fourth of the season, and 12th and 13th as a Longhorn — moved the former walk-on into a fifth-place tie in the Texas career record book, but the Longhorns still came … Read More

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Third and Longhorns: Inside Texas-West Virginia

WHY TEXAS (5-5, 3-4) LOST: There were plenty of reasons — the Longhorns were largely unable to capitalize on four West Virginia turnovers, Shane Buechele was sacked four times, Texas committed three turnovers (including two in the second half), two field goal opportunities (one by a block, another … Read More

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Texas-West Virginia: Horns up, Horns down, and our plays of the game

Horns up Senior safety Dylan Haines picked off two West Virginia passes for his third and fourth interceptions of the season, catching one in the end zone, as the Longhorns grab three interceptions in the third quarter alone. Nickel back P.J. Locke III made a key interception to stop West … Read More

Texas LB Tim Cole’s father suffers pre-game heart attack

Texas linebacker Tim Cole’s father went into cardiac arrest around 8:30 a.m. Saturday outside the north end of Royal-Memorial Stadium while awaiting the team busses to arrive. An Austin-Travis County EMS spokesman said a 60-year-old male required 20-30 minutes of work before responders recorded a return of pulse. He was … Read More

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Texas vs. West Virginia: A box score’s story

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

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No. 16 West Virginia 24, Texas 20: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER West Virginia 10, Texas 3: Texas won the coin toss and chose to open on offense for the first time all season. It led to an opening-drive field goal, though Shane Buechele twice missed Collin Johnson in the end zone. Malcolm Roach’s sack forced the Mountaineers to settle … Read More

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Texas vs. West Virginia: Our four pregame questions — answered

On Saturday morning, we asked four questions about the Texas-West Virginia matchup. Here’s how they played out: 1. WHAT DID D’ONTA FOREMAN DO FOR AN ENCORE? He tied Earl Campbell. Foreman rushed for 167 yards, his third-best performance of the season against one of the Big 12’s toughest … Read More