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Texas realizing the fight is real to get to a bowl game

Posted October 23rd, 2017

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It’s now time for the Longhorns to lower their expectations for the season. At 2-2 in conference play, the Big 12 title game is out of reach and a bowl game could be in the cards. But the struggle is real, and with a game versus winless Baylor on Saturday, nothing is give any more per the Austin American-Statesman’s Brian Davis – “not with this bunch that can’t run the ball, won’t utilize its best receivers and collapses at the finish line.”

Ehlinger added to the injury list

Late Sunday, Texas officials announced that freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger was being evaluated for a head injury and was held out of Sunday’s team practice. Center Zach Shackelford suffered the same injury as well. The school did not reveal the extent of any of the injuries or a timetable for the players’ returns.

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‘Hollywood’ continues breakout season

Cornerback Holton Hill conitnued his stellar season on Saturday with nice tackles versus the Cowboys and a huge pass break up on third down in the end zone. Hill’s play drew rave reviews from teammates and former Longhorns. Safety Deshon Elliott dubbed Hill a “first-round cornerback” and one media member gushed that Hill could be mistaken for a defensive back on the Seattle Seahawks.

Oklahoma State safety Ramon Richards (7) gets a finger on Texas wide receiver John Burt (1) as he tightropes the sideline in the Longhorns’s 13-10 loss to Oklahoma State Saturday (Nick Wagner/American-Statesman)

5 key plays in Texas’ loss to Oklahoma State

Hookem.com’s Danny Davis puts together his five key plays from the game on Saturday that were an integral part to the Longhorns’ loss.

Texas-Oklahoma State recap:

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

Texas notebook: Breckyn Hager returns to the spotlight to help cool Cowboys

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

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

Our 4 Texas-Oklahoma State pregame questions — answered

Oklahoma State 13, Texas 10: The expanded boxscore

Highlights:

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

LOOK: Texas donor Red McCombs honored on 90th birthday prior to Oklahoma State game

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