Texas

Longhorns

vs.

Texas Tech

Red Raiders

7:00 pm November 24th, 2017

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin

Bohls: A late-game collapse was the perfect ending to another ho-hum Texas season

In the final week of practice before his final year at Texas, Darrell Royal, if memory serves, took in what he had seen leading up that 1976 season and made his pronouncement. “I’d say we’re about as average as every-day wash,” the legendary coach said. Some three months later, he put the wraps on the best coaching career in this proud school’s history as he coached an injury-wracked, quarterback-crippled Longhorns team that limped home at 5-5-1. As average as dirty laundry. History repeated itself on Friday night as the Texas offense gaveth with four second-half turnovers, and Texas Tech taketh away, and the Longhorns trudged off the field in the stadium that bears DKR’s name as an average, 6-6 team. And no one will be able to wash away the stain of this dreary final home game for a team that inexplicably followed up a dramatic, uplifting road win over … Read more

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Sunday

November 26

After staggering to 6-6, Texas coach Tom Herman facing questions; ‘I don’t have a good answer for you’

The swaggering, swash-buckling savior from Houston doesn’t stick his chest out anymore. Going 6-6 in your first season at Texas will take the starch out of any coach. Tom Herman, the one who turned the Longhorns inside out upon his arrival, looked visibly shaken after Friday’s regular-season finale against Texas … Read More

Saturday

November 25

Texas Tech 27, Texas 23: Four second-half turnovers sink Longhorns on Black Friday

Black Friday feels like an appropriate moniker for what happened at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Unless you were wearing red and black, of course. For the second time in three years, Texas Tech came to Austin and ruined Thanksgiving weekend for the locals. The Longhorns turned it over four times in the … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: A late-game collapse was the perfect ending to another ho-hum Texas season

In the final week of practice before his final year at Texas, Darrell Royal, if memory serves, took in what he had seen leading up that 1976 season and made his pronouncement. “I’d say we’re about as average as every-day wash,” the legendary coach said. Some three months later, he … Read More

Texas notebook: It was Senior Night, but some juniors possibly bid farewell to DKR as well

Texas said goodbye to 13 seniors before kickoff on Friday night. But a few notable Longhorns juniors also may have played their last games at Royal-Memorial Stadium as well. Junior linebacker Malik Jefferson and junior punter Michael Dickson both were non-committal after the 27-23 loss when asked about their futures. Read More

Third and Longhorns: Inside Texas Tech 27, Texas 23

A deeper look inside Texas’ 27-23 loss to Texas Tech: Why Texas (6-6, 5-4 Big 12) lost Critical mistakes in the closing minutes. Ehlinger’s two picks were real killers — the first, with 2:06 left in the game, set up the Red Raiders’ winning touchdown and the second, with 55 … Read More

Our 4 Texas-Texas Tech pregame questions — answered

Revisiting our four pre-game questions Friday that were facing the Longhorns: Here’s how they played out: 1. Was Sam Ehlinger the latest freshman to best Tech? No. In fact, the freshman quarterback’s two late-game interceptions are what sealed the Red Raiders’ comeback win. It was a trend reversal for Tech, … Read More

Texas fans ‘Sound Off’ after Longhorns collapse late in 27-23 loss to Texas Tech

Hookem.com asked Texas fans to “Sound Off” on our Facebook page after they watched the Longhorns blow a late lead in the regular-season finale against Texas Tech at Royal-Memorial Stadium. As you can imagine, we got plenty of responses from fans who were apoplectic about what they witnessed. Here’s a … Read More

Texas Tech 27, Texas 23: The expanded boxscore

A look back at how it all happened Friday: First quarter Texas 7, Texas Tech 7. Sam Ehlinger and Shane Buechele both played, although Ehlinger helmed three of the four first-quarter drives. Ehlinger was 3 of 3 on the opening drive and also caught a 27-yard receiver pass from Lil’Jordan … Read More

Friday

November 24

What Tom Herman said after Texas blew late lead in 27-23 loss to Texas Tech

Texas freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw a pair of late interceptions and the Longhorns let a slim lead slip away in a 27-23 loss to Texas Tech in the regular-season finale Friday night. Afterward, UT coach Tom Herman faced the media after finishing his first regular season campaign 6-6. Here … Read More

Texas Tech 27, Texas 23: Horns’ late collapse helps Raiders make a bowl, save their coach

It’s over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, which was a 10-point favorite, has fallen to Texas Tech, 27-23. It was a desperation night for the Red Raiders, who needed this win to (a) become bowl-eligible and (b) possibly save Kliff Kingsbury’s job. But Texas controlled things for most of the night. Read More

Football

Social reaction: Texas fans fill up on football for final home game of 2017 against Texas Tech

As is tradition, Texas plays its final game of the regular season the day after Thanksgiving. This year, the opponent is Texas Tech, but the opponent is less important than what is at stake. For the Longhorns, the game is a chance to secure their first winning season since 2013. Read More

The Eyes of Texas: 3 Red Raiders the Horns will be watching

On Saturday against West Virginia, the eyes of Texas will be upon … Nic Shimonek, quarterback Texas Tech lost Patrick Mahomes II to the NFL, but the Red Raiders’ passing game has remained potent under Nic Shimonek, a fifth-year senior who began his career at Iowa. Shimonek has thrown for … Read More

Monday

November 20

Football

Tom Herman: Still plenty for Texas to play for in regular-season finale

Tom Herman’s final regular-season game-week press conference has come and gone, ahead of Friday’s Texas Tech game. The highlights: 1. Injury updates: Left guard Patrick Vahe — the only offensive lineman that has started every game this season — is out with a second-degree MCL sprain in his knee. Herman said the … Read More