Texas

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Tigers

8:00 pm December 27th, 2017

NRG Stadium, Houston

Bohls: Texas shows glimmer of hope, customary great defense

HOUSTON — The collapse never came. But the win did. The fateful meltdowns that cost Texas winnable games against the likes of USC and Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were nowhere to be seen at NRG Stadium. These resolute Longhorns — battered by a frustrating, season-ending home loss to Texas Tech and excruciating defeats in overtimes and all but decimated by defections to the NFL, transfers and injuries by eight critical players — withstood it all. The withering, painful defeats. The modest expectations from a dejected fan base. The realization that this could be the fourth consecutive losing season. Instead, Texas gathered itself, led from impressive start to even more overwhelming finish and crushed a worthy SEC opponent to win an actual bowl game and finish with a winning season by pounding Missouri 33-16 in the Texas Bowl. “Hey, we’re 1-0,” said bubbly new athletic director Chris Del Conte, just weeks away from … Read more

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Thursday

December 28

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas shows glimmer of hope, customary great defense

HOUSTON — The collapse never came. But the win did. The fateful meltdowns that cost Texas winnable games against the likes of USC and Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were nowhere to be seen at NRG Stadium. These resolute Longhorns — battered by a frustrating, season-ending home loss to Texas Tech and … Read More

Texas 33, Missouri 16: Longhorns secure first winning season since 2013 in Texas Bowl

HOUSTON — As Texas wandered through the college football desert the last three years, there were times you wondered if the Longhorns would ever find their way back. Take the post-game locker room scene at Oklahoma State in 2016, for example. Breckyn Hager was visibly shaking after a demoralizing loss … Read More

Texas notebook: Longhorns close out season with Armanti Foreman’s final highlight

HOUSTON — Perhaps appropriately, Armanti Foreman made the final statement of Texas’ 2017 season. Foreman, a senior receiver, put the bow on Wednesday night’s 33-16 win over Missouri in the Texas Bowl with an 18-yard touchdown run. Given the football on a reverse, Foreman scooted into the end zone with … Read More

Texas fans ‘Sound Off’ after Longhorns close 2017 with Texas Bowl win over Missouri

Hookem.com asked Texas fans to “Sound Off” on our Facebook page after watching the Longhorns secure their first winning season since 2013 with a 33-16 victory over Missouri in the Texas Bowl. As you can imagine, we got responses from passionate fans who were proud of the progress … Read More

What Tom Herman said after beating Missouri 33-16 in Texas Bowl

By beating Missouri 33-16 in the Texas Bowl on Wednesday night, Texas secured its first winning season since 2013. Afterward, Longhorns coach Tom Herman spoke about the win and put it in perspective with the rest of his first season on the 40 Acres. Here is some of what he … Read More

Our 4 Texas-Missouri pregame questions — answered

Revisiting our four pregame questions Wednesday that were facing the Longhorns: Here’s how they played out: 1. Who’s Texas’ quarterback heading into the offseason? Sam Ehlinger. The freshman shined, taking over for a banged-up Shane Buechele by taking all the snaps in the second half. Ehlinger, whose late-game mistakes cost … Read More

Texas players, Tom Herman appear to mock Missouri QB Drew Lock with TD celebration

Texas finished off its first winning season since 2013 with a 33-16 win over Missouri in the Texas Bowl, and it felt so good. In fact, the Longhorns might have been feeling themselves a little too much after wide receiver Armanti Foreman scored a touchdown in the final minutes. After … Read More

Wednesday

December 27

Texas 33, Missouri 16: Texas Bowl win gives Horns their first winning season since ’13

It’s over at NRG Stadium in Houston. Texas, which was a 2 1/2-point underdog, has beaten Missouri 33-16. The win gives Texas its first winning season since 2013, when the Longhorns went 8-5 in Mack Brown’s penultimate season. It also is Texas’ first bowl win since 2012, when the Longhorns … Read More

It’s halftime, and Texas is leading Missouri 21-7

It’s halftime at NRG Stadium. Texas is leading Missouri in the Texas Bowl, 21-7. The Longhorns are 2 1/2-point underdogs tonight. Both teams are making their first bowl appearance since 2014. With all that’s working against the Longhorns — key starters Connor Williams, DeShon Elliott, Holton Hill and Malik Jefferson out; … Read More

Social reaction: Texas fans take in postseason football at Texas Bowl

It has been a little while since Texas football fans had a bowl to attend. Three years, to be exact. That changed Wednesday as the Longhorns played Missouri in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston. Check out the scene as fans post their best selfies, Bevo photos and … Read More

UPDATE: After warming up, Texas LB Malik Jefferson ruled out of Texas Bowl

7:48 p.m. update:  And now, it's official. Malik Jefferson has been ruled out again after pre-game warmups. Doubtful we see him play for Texas again. — Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) December 28, 2017 7 p.m. update: UT announced that Malik Jefferson will go … Read More

Breckyn Hager to wear Tommy Nobis’ No. 60 in the Texas Bowl

Texas junior Breckyn Hager will help the Longhorns honor the late Tommy Nobis in the Texas Bowl. For UT’s match-up against Missouri, Hager will wear the No. 60 that Nobis wore while playing at Texas from 1963-65. Nobis, the legendary Longhorn linebacker who died earlier this month, … Read More

The Eyes of Texas: 3 Missouri Tigers the Horns will be watching

On Wednesday night in the Texas Bowl against Missouri, the eyes of Texas will be upon … Drew Lock, quarterback At times, Texas’ season has seemed like a NFL draft preview. The Longhorns have faced quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Mason Rudolph and Baker Mayfield. Next up is Drew Lock, who has … Read More

Tuesday

December 26

Texas’ notable number: P.J. Locke III’s return — and the number eight

HOUSTON — Every week this fall, we’ve been looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 8. Eight is the number worn by receiver Dorian Leonard, although his senior season has been ended by a foot injury. Sophomore Shane Buechele, … Read More

Texas vs. Missouri: 4 questions facing the Horns

Four questions facing Texas on Wednesday against Missouri: 1. Who’ll head into the offseason as Texas’ quarterback? Once again, Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger should both play. Ehlinger has more passing and rushing yards to his credit, but his turnovers were costly in losses to USC, Oklahoma State and Texas … Read More