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6:30 pm November 10th, 2018

Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock

Texas 41, Texas Tech 34: Lil’Jordan Humphrey creates his own magical Michael Crabtree moment

LUBBOCK — Texas Tech fans never get tired of seeing Michael Crabtree’s famous catch against No. 1 Texas. But that was 10 years ago. Most of the players on the field these days were grade-schoolers. They don’t know future All-Pro Earl Thomas took a bad angle on that play, or that Curtis Brown couldn’t get Crabtree out of bounds. All they know is what they’ve seen on YouTube. All of those memories came roaring back to life Saturday night at Jones AT&T Stadium. One decade later, the roles were reversed. Tech’s Damarcus Fields, a 6-foot tall cornerback, went up into the chilly Lubbock air, but 6-foot-4 Lil’Jordan Humphrey soared even higher. Humphrey made a spectacular catch at the 4-yard line and battled his way into the end zone with 23 seconds left to capture a 41-34 victory. Read more

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Sunday

November 11

Football

Texas 41, Texas Tech 34: Lil’Jordan Humphrey creates his own magical Michael Crabtree moment

LUBBOCK — Texas Tech fans never get tired of seeing Michael Crabtree’s famous catch against No. 1 Texas. But that was 10 years ago. Most of the players on the field these days were grade-schoolers. They don’t know future All-Pro Earl Thomas took a bad angle … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Sam Ehlinger loves clutch moments, and Texas loves Sam Ehlinger in the clutch

LUBBOCK — Sam Ehlinger was asked what he’d said to Lil’Jordan Humphrey the moment after the wide receiver out-wrestled the smaller Texas Tech defensive back for the ball and the winning touchdown in the closing seconds. “That I love him,” the beaming Texas quarterback said, “because it’s true.” What’s not … Read More

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Texas-Texas Tech notebook: With Collin Johnson out, Jerrod Heard steps up for Horns

LUBBOCK — Starting in place of the injured Collin Johnson, Jerrod Heard made a significant contribution in Saturday’s 41-34 win over Texas Tech. Texas announced ahead of the game that Johnson would sit after tweaking his knee in Wednesday’s practice. Without him, quarterback Sam Ehlinger still threw … Read More

Saturday

November 10

Football

Texas 41, Texas Tech 34: Our five pregame questions — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday night’s 41-34 win over Texas Tech. Here’s how they played out: 1. Did Texas establish the run? No. The Longhorns didn’t have a 100-yard rusher, averaged 3.3 yards per carry and finished with 157 yards, their fifth-lowest … Read More

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Texas 41, Texas Tech 34: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday night in Lubbock: First quarter Texas Tech 7, Texas 0. For the eighth time in 10 games, the Horns gave up points on an opponent’s opening drive. Jett Duffey’s touchdown to T.J. Vasher was the score, but a key fourth-and-5 conversion at UT’s 44 (a … Read More

What Tom Herman said after Texas escaped with a 41-34 win over Texas Tech

What a difference a week makes. Texas very nearly suffered a third-straight loss Saturday, but a touchdown grab by Lil’Jordan Humphrey in the final minute allowed the Longhorns to escape with a 41-34 win over Texas Tech. Afterward, Texas coach Tom Herman addressed assembled media — including American-Statesman reporters Brian Davis, Danny … Read More

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Holy Humphrey! Texas survives a late Texas Tech rally, leaves Lubbock with wild 41-34 win

It’s over in Lubbock. No. 19 Texas, with no more wiggle room for its hopes at making the Big 12 championship game, has escaped with a wild 41-34 victory Texas Tech. Ten years ago, Michael Crabtree broke the Longhorns’ hearts with a last-second touchdown catch. Tonight, Lil’Jordan Humphrey returned the … Read More

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Big defensive play jolts Texas awake; Horns leading Texas Tech 17-10 at halftime

It’s halftime in Lubbock. No. 19 Texas is leading Texas Tech, 17-10. The cowbells are clanging. Texas is going without starting safety Brandon Jones for the second straight game and without starting wide receiver Colin Johnson, both of whom were ruled out earlier today. Lil’Jordan Humphrey is playing out wide … Read More

FOLLOW LIVE: No. 19 Texas scores late to beat Texas Tech 41-34

Coming off back-to-back losses, Texas badly needs a win Saturday night as it plays Texas Tech at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock. The No. 19-ranked Longhorns (6-3, 4-2) are still chasing a spot in the Big 12 championship game, despite losses in consecutive weeks at Oklahoma State and last week … Read More

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Texas to battle Texas Tech without key starters Collin Johnson, Brandon Jones

Texas will be without one of its top receivers and defensive backs for this evening’s game at Texas Tech. Texas coach Tom Herman told the Longhorn Network on Saturday afternoon that juniors Collin Johnson and Brandon Jones won’t play against Texas Tech. Jones has not yet recovered … Read More

Friday

November 9

Football

The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in Saturday’s Longhorns-Red Raiders game

The 19th-ranked Longhorns play Texas Tech in Lubbock on Saturday night. The eyes of Texas will be upon … John Bonney, Texas Tech defensive back Texas fans already know Bonney — he was a Longhorn from 2014-17 before joining Texas Tech this August as a graduate … Read More

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Texas vs. Texas Tech: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday night at Texas Tech: 1. Will Texas establish the run? Freshman Keaontay Ingram has UT’s only 100-yard rushing performance this season, and graduate transfer Tre Watson is averaging 47.3 yards per game. D’Onta Foreman’s 341-yard day in Lubbock … Read More

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A Lil’ style: Texas WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey has been a ‘Swiss Army knife’ for the Longhorns

This sounds sacrilegious now, but there were college recruiters who wanted to make Lil’Jordan Humphrey a linebacker. “I knew I wasn’t going to play defense,” Humphrey said, “because I just want the ball in my hands.” No, thank you. As a do-it-all offensive … Read More

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Texas vs. Texas Tech: Five key matchups to watch

Here are five key matchups in the Texas-Texas Tech game to keep your eye on Saturday night: 1. Texas’ Sam Ehlinger vs. Texas Tech DBs In Texas Tech’s 27-23 win last year in Austin, Ehlinger was picked off twice in the final three minutes. Read More

Thursday

November 8

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Ten years later, Blake Gideon refuses to let one play define his Longhorns career

Sam Ehlinger has never been to Lubbock. He’s heard a lot about it, though, and can’t wait for Saturday night at Jones AT&T Stadium. “I always think back to the 2008 game, of how wild that was and how wild that environment was,” Ehlinger said. Read More