Oklahoma State


2:30 pm September 26th, 2015

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin

Another week, another heart-breaker

There comes a point where rebuilding teams must overcome their own mistakes, questionable officiating or any other potential pitfalls that lead to losses. For a brief instant on Saturday, it appeared that moment had arrived for Texas coach Charlie Strong and his Longhorns. The defense couldn’t get off the field the first half. Yet that same unit produced two touchdowns off turnovers. The offense had two touchdowns wiped off the board because of penalties. Yet quarterback Jerrod Heard still had a chance late in a tie game with 1:33 remaining. Little things matter, though. Punter Michael Dickson dropped a snap, the Cowboys got excellent field position and collected a 40-yard field goal with 6 seconds left. Game over. No. 24 Oklahoma State won 30-27 as a crowd of 87,073 booed officials out of Royal-Memorial Stadium. It’s the first time Texas has started 1-3 since 1956. “It was definitely an oh-no … Read more


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September 27, 2015


Oklahoma State 30, Texas 27: Five key plays

There were 141 snaps taken in Texas’ 30-27 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference. 1. A penalty — and a stretch Kris Boyd extended his arms vertically for an impressive second-quarter interception. Then an official made a stretch of his own. Paul Boyette … Read More


Holton Hill, Kris Boyd, Davante Davis continue making strides

Nobody wanted to talk about anything positive after Saturday’s 30-27 loss to Oklahoma State. But senior cornerback Duke Thomas took some solace in the fact Texas’ three freshmen corners continue to make strides. Holton Hill, Kris Boyd and Davante Davis all found themselves center stage at various points against the … Read More


September 26, 2015


Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Third and Longhorns

WHY TEXAS (1-3, 0-1) LOST: Because, for the second straight week, the opportunity to play for overtime was taken away thanks to the kicking game. This time it was a botched punt, not a missed extra point. Because Oklahoma State did a nice job of corralling Texas’ biggest playmakers — … Read More


Texas-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: DID DAJE JOHNSON MAKE AN IMPACT ON SPECIAL TEAMS? No. At least Oklahoma State punted to him — last week, Cal made the conscious decision not to — but Johnson wasn’t able to … Read More


Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Horns up, Horns down

HORNS UP Texas WR Marcus Johnson, who was injured in the season opener against Notre Dame, went streaking down the field for a 47-yard reception on UT’s second drive. Kicker Nick Rose, who missed a critical extra point attempt last week against California, drilled two field goals (41 and 46 … Read More


Bests and Worsts of Texas vs. Oklahoma State

Best interception True freshman Holton Hill came off his man and picked off an overthrown pass, returning it 41 yards for the go-ahead score in the third quarter. Worst quarter Maybe the first. Check back later. Oklahoma State’s offense toyed with Texas’ defense as Mason Rudolph dissected the Longhorn secondary, completing … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: A 1-3 record doesn’t lie, Longhorns

[brightcove_video video_id=”4512122761001″ caption=”Charlie Strong speaks to media following the Longhorns’ 30-27 loss against the Oklahoma State Cowboys on September, 26, 2015 at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.” alignment=”center”] For those who insist Texas is a wildly inconsistent football team, put a sock in it. No team consistently … Read More


Tyrone Swoopes is back making plays — with his feet?

How’s this for irony: Tyrone Swoopes, who lost his job as Texas’ quarterback in part because he’s doesn’t run well, is back in the mix. Because of his feet. Early in Saturday’s 30-27 loss to Oklahoma State, a package was unveiled for Swoopes, who … Read More


Oklahoma State 30, Texas 27: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER Oklahoma State 14, Texas 6 —  Tyrone Swoopes, nice to see you again. The former starting quarterback rumbled for 12 yards on a third-and-1. But it was a tough quarter for Poona Ford, who missed a sack (so did Bryce Cottrell) on OSU’s first touchdown play. Read More


Notebook: Nick Rose bounces back after tough week

All is forgiven. Nick Rose was greeted to light applause as he jogged onto the field for the first time since he botched a key extra point last week against Cal. He made the first-quarter kick, of 41 yards, in Texas’ 30-27 loss to … Read More


Final: Oklahoma State 30, Texas 27 recap

[brightcove_video video_id=”4512122761001″ caption=”Charlie Strong speaks to media following the Longhorns’ 30-27 loss against the Oklahoma State Cowboys on September, 26, 2015 at Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas.” alignment=”center”] For the second week in a row, Texas has been done in by the kicking game. It wasn’t a … Read More


Halftime: Texas lead Oklahoma State, 20-17

It’s halftime. Texas leads No. 24 Oklahoma State, 20-17. The highlights: Jerrod Heard hasn’t been electric. But he has been efficient. He’s 7 of 10 for 84 yards and has added 40 yards rushing on seven carries. Four different pass catchers have been on the receiving end of his throws, … Read More


Mike Perrin ushers in new life as Texas athletic director

HOUSTON — Moments after Mike Perrin was announced as Texas’ interim athletic director on Sept. 15, a rival attorney of his fired off an unlikely email. Mike Campion has reason to not like Perrin. For years, the two had duked it out in court over a major … Read More


Follow live: Texas tussles with Oklahoma State Cowboys

Texas kicks off the Big 12 football season with the Oklahoma State Cowboys at 2:30 p.m. today at Royal-Memorial  Stadium in Austin. The Longhorns haven’t won the Big 12 title since 2009, when a guy named Colt McCoy was playing quarterback. But the Longhorns’ new quarterback, Jerrod Heard, … Read More


Staff takes, Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Horns will really need this W

Our staff takes on Saturday’s Texas-Cal matchup: BRIAN DAVIS: It’s early, but Texas will sorely need this to be a W, not an L Crazy as it sounds, Saturday’s Big 12 opener is much bigger than fans probably realize. When looking at the rest of the season, the … Read More