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October 31st, 2020

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Texas 41, No. 6 Oklahoma State 34 (OT): Horns answer the bell, get back into the Big 12 race

STILLWATER, Okla. — When Texas needed it most, on fourth-and-7, Sam Ehlinger delivered. When the Longhorns needed one final fourth down stop, Joseph Ossai went all out. For any team to have any modicum of success, the star players have to play like stars. That means the Horns’ best players have to deliver in the clutch. As a wild Halloween nail-biter against Oklahoma State went into overtime, it was time for the moment of truth. Were these Longhorns going to answer the bell at winning time or not? Ehlinger threw a critical fourth down touchdown pass to Jake Smith and then the overtime game winner to Joshua Moore. Then, Ossai blew past the right tackle and sacked Oklahoma State’s Spencer Sanders on fourth down of OSU’s first overtime drive, capping one of the best eye-popping individual performances any Texas defender has enjoyed in years. And Texas captured a 41-34 overtime … Read more

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Sunday

November 1, 2020

Football

Shut out by Oklahoma State for four quarters, Joshua Moore reemerges at Texas’ top target in overtime

Tom Herman had to quibble with the stat sheet after Texas’ 41-34 overtime win over Oklahoma State on Saturday. On paper, Texas wide receiver Joshua Moore was credited with just one target. Herman, however, insisted there were more. “I felt like we threw it to him a couple times and … Read More

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Texas report card: Win over Oklahoma State a chance for defense to up its season averages

Texas’ 41-34 win over sixth-ranked Oklahoma State wasn’t easy — the Cowboys had the Big 12’s No 1-ranked defense, Texas hadn’t beaten a top-10 team since 2012 and hadn’t beaten one on the road since 2010, and it was their third overtime game of the season — but even on … Read More

Saturday

October 31, 2020

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Dominant Joseph Ossai kept Texas’ season afloat (with help, though)

Saturday will go down as one of the greatest displays of will in program history. Joseph Ossai, Texas’ new jack defensive end, certainly had help from his teammates in the 41-34 overtime win over sixth-ranked Oklahoma State, but it was a testament to his selfless leadership, the value of hard … Read More

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Texas 41, No. 6 Oklahoma State 34 (OT): Horns answer the bell, get back into the Big 12 race

STILLWATER, Okla. — When Texas needed it most, on fourth-and-7, Sam Ehlinger delivered. When the Longhorns needed one final fourth down stop, Joseph Ossai went all out. For any team to have any modicum of success, the star players have to play like stars. That means the Horns’ best players … Read More

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Texas-Oklahoma State notebook: D’Shawn Jamison strikes again on special teams

Defensively, Texas’ 41-34 overtime win at Oklahoma State on Saturday was not one of the best games in D’Shawn Jamison’s career. The junior cornerback recorded two tackles and a pass breakup in Stillwater. He also was part of a secondary that allowed 400 passing yards. Cowboys wide receiver Tylan Wallace … Read More

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Texas 41, Oklahoma State 34: Our five questions for the Longhorns — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday’s 41-34 overtime win over sixth-ranked Oklahoma State in Stillwater. How they played out:   1.  Did Texas scheme up another way to slow down Chuba Hubbard? Yes. The 2019 Doak Walker Award finalist who led … Read More

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Texas 41, Oklahoma State 34: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater:   First quarter 1st quarter: Oklahoma State 14, Texas 7. The Cowboys got the first score — duh, a Tylan Wallace touchdown catch  — but the Longhorns got the first big break when a Spencer Sanders RPO fumbled handoff … Read More

Oh yes, Ossai! Defense paves the way in Texas’ 41-34 overtime upset of No. 6 Oklahoma State

Another week, another overtime. And a huge win for the Texas Longhorns. Texas played its third overtime game this season, and fittingly, the game ended with a Joseph Ossai sack on fourth down, leading the Horns to a 41-34 win over sixth-ranked Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Joshua Moore — Texas’ … Read More

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How’s this for a trick? Defense is keeping Texas in it at Stillwater; OSU leads at halftime, 24-20

It’s halftime at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. Sixth-ranked Oklahoma State — the lone remaining unbeaten team in the Big 12 — is leading Texas, 24-20. The Cowboys have produced twice as many yards as Texas. But three turnovers have led to 13 Texas points. This win-or-else game for the … Read More

Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Five key matchups

Five key matchups out of the Texas-Oklahoma State game to keep your eye on Saturday:   Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard vs. Texas’ run defense As described by Texas defensive tackle Ta’Quon Graham, Hubbard is a “monster.” Oklahoma State’s dynamic junior ranks seventh nationally in yards per game (119.5) … Read More

Friday

October 30, 2020

Football

Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday at Oklahoma State: 1. Will Texas scheme up another way to slow down Chuba Hubbard? Hubbard was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award last season after leading the nation with 2,094 rushing yards. One of his 12 100-yard games came against Texas, but … Read More

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Texas’ notable number: Dual-threat QBs against Tom Herman’s Longhorns — and the number 6

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 6 — the jersey number that Texas has assigned to receiver Joshua Moore and linebacker Juwan Mitchell. Moore has caught six touchdowns this season, which ranks … Read More

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Stillwater Spooktacular: Texas must summon its A-game, scare the dickens out of No. 6 Oklahoma State

Sometimes, watching Texas football would make even Michael Myers wince. Five games into this season, Texas coach Tom Herman concedes that his Longhorns have yet to play their A-game. “Well, we haven’t this year. That’s for sure,” he said. “But we’ve got it in us. I know we do.” Pennywise … Read More

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

Texas (3-2, 1-2 Big 12) travels to Stillwater to play No. 6 Oklahoma State (4-0, 3-0) on Saturday (3 p.m., Fox) Four players worth watching:   Derek Kerstetter, Texas center Before he received a late offer from Texas in 2016, Kerstetter was actually committed to Oklahoma State. Four years later … Read More

Thursday

October 29, 2020

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Player development in 2020 means encouraging Longhorns to register, vote

Marching to the State Capitol raised eyebrows. Forcing University of Texas administrators to address the school’s racial past raised the stakes. The uproar over “The Eyes of Texas” raised everyone’s blood pressure. For some Longhorns, the social justice summer of 2020 was a sobering, eye-opening experience. “Unfortunately, yes,” said Kevin … Read More