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Sound Off: Taking a look at Texas’ bowling options

Posted November 22nd, 2017

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Texas has won two straight games and is 6-5 and bowl-bound for the first time since 2014. So, what does Texas have left to prove as a desperate Texas Tech team arrives in town for the Thanksgiving holiday? Actually, plenty.

Hookem.com’s Brian Davis and Danny Davis fill you in on what you need to know in the regular season finale of the Zaxby’s Sound Off.

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  • It would be tough to argue that this past Saturday’s 28-14 win over No. 24 West Virginia wasn’t the biggest of Tom Herman’s short tenure at Texas. It was Herman’s first victory with the Longhorns over a ranked opponent, and it secured UT’s first bowl bid since 2014. Brian and Danny recap what went down in Morgantown, and we highlight the stars of the game.
  • Leading Texas to its victory over the Mountaineers was freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who accounted for 227 yards of offense (136 passing, 68 rushing and 23 receiving) and two touchdowns. Danny has been a longtime inhabitant of Buechele Island, but is he trying to get on Ehlinger’s bandwagon? What were Brian’s thoughts on a performance from Ehlinger that also featured a costly turnover?
  • Texas did suffer a couple of losses during its win over West Virginia. Patrick Vahe, a consistent presence on the left side of the offensive line, suffered a knee injury that may keep him out for the rest of the season. Texas also needs to find a first-half replacement on Saturday for defensive end Breckyn Hager, who was ejected against West Virginia on a questionable targeting call. Who does Texas need to step up in Hager’s absence?
  • Where will Texas go bowling, by the way? Brian and Danny preview which bowls will be bidding for UT’s appearance. Are the Longhorns heading to the Camping World Bowl or the Texas Bowl? How about a trip in December to a city like Memphis or Phoenix? Will this week’s game against Texas Tech impact the Longhorns’ postseason plans? Is there a chance that Texas and Texas A&M may rekindle their rivalry in a bowl game?

 

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