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October 11, 2020


Five key plays: Oklahoma 53, No. 22 Texas 45 (4 OT)

There were 184 snaps taken in No. 22 Texas’ 53-45 quadruple-overtime loss to Oklahoma in Dallas on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference:   1. Self-inflicted wound Oklahoma struck first and built a 10-0 lead by the end of the first … Read More


Texas falls out of AP Top 25, fan anger growing as Tom Herman sits 2-2 with mistakes galore

DALLAS — The Monday before the Oklahoma game, Texas coach Tom Herman insisted that his team was improving. “Any time you get better week in and week out, that’s progress,” he said. These Longhorns simply don’t pass the eye test. Herman’s club has lost back-to-back Big 12 games, and fan … Read More


Texas report card: Red River rivalry loss was a mixed bag, and the grades show it

The off week comes at a good time — for Texas and for Texas fans. Saturday’s 53-45 loss to Oklahoma was the Longhorns’ second overtime in three games, and while it felt like things were shaping up to be another Lubbock miracle, Texas fell in the fourth overtime. Texas (2-2, … Read More


October 10, 2020


Oklahoma 53, Texas 45: Our five questions for the Longhorns — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday’s 53-45 overtime loss to Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl. How they played out:   1. Did the offensive line keep the Sooners away from Sam Ehlinger?  Absolutely not. Last year, Oklahoma sacked Ehlinger nine times in a … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Stinging loss could leave Tom Herman on borrowed time at Texas

DALLAS — The ball floated out of Sam Ehlinger’s exhausted arm and was cradled by Oklahoma’s Tre Brown in the corner of the end zone, ending a game that had almost refused to end. Ehlinger did everything humanly possible — maybe super-humanly possible — but his … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Sam Ehlinger’s legacy at Texas takes a hit with his 1-4 career record vs. Sooners

DALLAS — Legacy is a tricky word. There is a subjectivity about it that can skew the meaning of the discussion, and in Sam Ehlinger’s case, just like any Texas quarterback, it will usually come down to how he fared against Oklahoma. After Saturday’s 53-45 quadruple overtime loss, the Texas … Read More


Oklahoma 53, No. 22 Texas 45 (4OT): Another sloppy performance that Sam Ehlinger can’t completely save

DALLAS — Only in 2020 could the Red River Showdown test everyone’s emotions in ways that force you to question everything. Saturday was shaping up to be the most embarrassing loss in Texas coach Tom Herman’s four-year tenure. It was sloppy football through three quarters as Oklahoma pulled ahead on … Read More


Texas-Oklahoma notebook: Ryan Bujcevski’s bad day leads to criticism of a Longhorns coach

DALLAS — Due to restrictions for the coronavirus pandemic, only 24,000 fans were on hand at the Cotton Bowl to witness UT’s 53-45 loss to Oklahoma. Many more were following along at home, though. One of those long-distance observers was former Longhorns punter Michael Dickson, who during the game took … Read More


Oklahoma 53, Texas 45: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday at the Cotton Bowl:   First quarter Oklahoma 10, Texas 0. Things started out great for Texas — a shaky OU three-and-out to start the game — but soon went downhill: A Keaontay Ingram fumble, a blown coverage on a Sooners touchdown pass and overall … Read More


A tale of two quarters: Texas recovers from shaky start, tied with Oklahoma at halftime 17-17

It’s halftime at the Cotton Bowl. Texas is leading Oklahoma 20-17. Neither side is going to be happy at the break. Lots of mistakes. Missed chances. Texas has no running game beyond Sam Ehlinger. And those penalties! Oklahoma, meanwhile, had to replace starting quarterback Spencer Rattler. Maybe it was because … Read More


Texas vs. Oklahoma: Five key matchups

Five key matchups out of the Texas-Oklahoma game to keep your eye on Saturday:   Texas QB Sam Ehlinger vs. Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler Granted, these two gunslingers won’t meet head-to-head on the field, but everyone knows this game is all about the quarterback. Ehlinger is 1-2 in Dallas, having … Read More


Four to follow: Texas, Oklahoma players worth watching in Saturday’s game

No. 22-ranked Texas (2-1, 1-1 Big 12) meet unranked Oklahoma (1-2, 0-2) in their annual Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Saturday (11 a.m., Fox). Four players worth watching:   Tre Brown, Oklahoma cornerback Both Brown and Sooners starting safety Pat Fields attended Union High in … Read More


October 9, 2020


Texas’ notable number: Oklahoma’s top receiver against the Longhorns — and the number 39

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 39 — the jersey number assigned to junior defensive back Montrell Estell. Both Sam Ehlinger and Denzel Okafor have appeared in 39 games at Texas. A 39-yard punt return against … Read More


Texas vs. Oklahoma: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing No. 22 Texas on Saturday against Oklahoma:   1. Will the offensive line keep the Sooners away from Sam Ehlinger?  Last year, Oklahoma had a field day at the State Fair. In defensive coordinator Alex Grinch’s first Red River Showdown game, the Sooners … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: His first Texas-OU game is an early Red River gut check for Chris Ash

It’s gut check time, Chris Ash. Texas’ new defensive coordinator came here with a tough-minded reputation and the hope of turning around a run of historically bad defenses. “His rugby tackling style will plug the holes on that side of the ball and toughen up some talented players seeking new … Read More