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What Tom Herman said after Texas blew past Kansas 42-27

Posted November 11th, 2017

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Texas got a much-needed win over Kansas on Saturday, beating the Jayhawks 42-27 to move to 5-5 on the season.

Afterward, Tom Herman spoke to the assembled media. Here is some of what he had to say.

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Opening comments:

“I thought it was a tale of two halves on both sides of the ball. I’ll have to watch some film to figure out why.”

On the play of senior DB Antwuan Davis:

“It was big. Antwuan is a guy that if anyone has paid attention has heard me sing his praises numerous times. He needed numerous hours to be able to graduate this spring, and he needed to graduate to be eligible to play.”

On QB Sam Ehlinger playing limited snaps:

 

“We had said going in that we were going to play Sam for a series at least, and that was going to be the fourth series. … I didn’t think it would be fair for him to jog back in having not played for 21 days.”

On his frustration with the Texas kicking game:

“Very (frustrated). The plan is, as you saw the rest of the game, I thought our offense responded for as many fourth downs as we converted.”

On why UT offense faded in the second half:

“I think the momentum thing is real. With such an inexperienced outfit, we’ve got to do a better job of not worrying about what the score is and how good the defense is playing.”

On what he thought about being a 34-point favorite:

“I don’t ever know what favorite we are. That’s a lot, though.”

On how many wins the kicking game may have cost Texas:

“Everything matters. To pinpoint one deficiency as glaringly the biggest contributor to losing football games, that’s not fair. But it does affect the way we call a game.”

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