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11:00 am November 29th, 2019

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November 30, 2019


Five key plays: Texas 49, Texas Tech 24

There were 158 snaps taken in Texas’ 49-24 win over Texas Tech on Friday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference:   1. A post-Thanksgiving stuffing For the 10th time this season, Texas failed to force a punt on its opponent’s first drive. Read More


November 29, 2019


Texas 49, Texas Tech 24: Seniors finish strong as Tom Herman believes ‘We’re going to be OK’

Piling up 610 yards against the second-worst defense in the Big 12 sure felt good considering how Texas struggled offensively throughout November. Bouncing back from a 14-point deficit and forcing two turnovers will have some rethinking whether coach Tom Herman should shake up his coaching staff … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: The Longhorns go out with a real bang after a real whimper of a season

The Longhorns let it all hang out on Friday. And almost hung half a hundred on Texas Tech. They ran creative, imaginative plays on offense. Trick plays, even. They played all manner of freshmen on both sides of the ball like slot receiver Jake Smith and wideout Marcus Washington and … Read More


Texas-Texas Tech notebook: After 100-yard game, Johnson still sees QB in his future

Sam Ehlinger has thrown 436 passes this season. His backup, redshirt freshman Casey Thompson, has thrown it 12 times. Even standout receiver Devin Duvernay has completed a pass. On Friday, Roschon Johnson — the freshman from Port Neches-Groves who signed as a quarterback but was asked to play running back … Read More


Texas 49, Texas Tech 24: Our five questions for Texas — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Friday’s 49-24 win over Texas Tech. How they played out:   1. Did Texas keep Texas Tech away from Sam Ehlinger? Yes. Ehlinger was sacked early in the first quarter, but that was Tech’s only sack of the … Read More


Texas 49, Texas Tech 24: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Friday at Royal-Memorial Stadium:   1st quarter: Texas Tech 14, Texas 6 Sam Ehlinger’s touchdown run, which was set up by a 36-yard catch from Malcolm Epps and an 11-yarder by fellow freshman Jake Smith, was UT’s first opening-quarter touchdown since Oct. 10 (Kansas). More … Read More


For one day, all looks right again in Texas’ 49-24 win over Texas Tech

It’s all over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, which was a 10-point favorite today, has beaten Texas Tech, ending the regular season and saying goodbye to its outgoing seniors with a 49-24 win. Playing in cold and rainy conditions that reminded us of the 2015 win over Kansas State, the Longhorns … Read More


Turkey hangover? Possibly, but Texas snaps to attention, leads Tech 28-21 at halftime

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, which is a 10-point favorite today, is leading Texas Tech, 28-21. It’s cold and rainy, and the Longhorns — who have dropped three of their last four games, will play in a lesser bowl game and have slogged their way out of Big 12 … Read More


November 28, 2019


Texas vs. Texas Tech: Five key matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Texas-Texas Tech game to keep your eye on Friday: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger vs. Texas Tech secondary This is a day when Ehlinger must carry the Longhorns to victory. The offensive ineffectiveness that’s plagued this unit the last two games must find … Read More


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

The Longhorns host Texas Tech on Friday (11 a.m., FOX). The eyes of Texas will be upon …   John Burt, Texas receiver You may be hard-pressed to find someone who has enjoyed being a Longhorn more than the photogenic Burt, a fifth-year senior who was … Read More


Rollicking highs, desperate lows: Texas’ seniors finish out a roller-coaster career

Brandon Jones’ first game at Texas was certainly special. The highly-touted freshman from Nacogdoches remembers he was on special teams that night against 10th-ranked Notre Dame. “It was loud, super loud,” Jones said this week, recalling the 2016 season opener. “It was insane, especially when (Tyrone) … Read More


Texas vs. Texas Tech: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Friday against Texas Tech:   1. Can Texas keep Texas Tech away from Sam Ehlinger? Texas has allowed a Big 12-high 32 sacks, and the Longhorns have shut out just one opposing pass rush. (LSU, Oklahoma and Baylor all recorded at least … Read More


November 27, 2019


Texas’ notable number: Preparing for Texas Tech’s rapid-fire offense — and the number 78

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 78 — the jersey number assigned to junior offensive lineman Denzel Okafor. Since it has allowed 78 points, the second quarter is the second-worst quarter for the UT defense (Texas … Read More


Whys of Texas: Jim, Jim and Jim all worked up over Texas’ head-splitting ways

For some reason, we have an abundance of questions from Jim this week in the Whys of Texas mailbag. Jim hails from North Texas, Georgetown and San Antonio, apparently. Probably all points in between, too. He’s even got multiple cell phone numbers. Burners? Ah, who … Read More


November 26, 2019


Texas’ leaders still all-in with Tom Herman: ‘If you watch the games, we’re still fighting’

Texas senior Malcolm Roach sure won’t miss the Austin media. “From what I’m hearing from all my friends in the NFL,” Roach said Tuesday, “the media coverage here is harder than what you’ll ever see in the NFL — unless you’re playing like a superstar or … Read More