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2:30 pm September 26th, 2020

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September 27, 2020


For the pivotal two-point conversion, Texas leaned on variety and a familiar formation

Facing a two-point conversion that could potentially make or break its season, Texas had a play-calling dilemma on Saturday. Use a play that’s worked before? Or mix things up and try to catch the Texas Tech defense off guard? The Longhorns went with both options. That decision proved to be … Read More


Five key plays: No. 8 Texas 63, Texas Tech 56

There were 165 snaps taken in No. 8 Texas’ 63-56 overtime win at Texas Tech on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference:   Strong starts In its opener against UTEP, Texas needed only one play to score … Read More


September 26, 2020


Texas 63, Texas Tech 56: Our five questions for the Longhorns — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday’s 63-56 conference-opening win at Texas Tech in overtime. How they played out:   1. Did Sam Ehlinger or Krishon Merriweather have another Big 12-worthy game? Ehlinger: Absolutely. The Texas quarterback, who won Big 12 offensive player of … Read More


Texas 63, Texas Tech 56: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday afternoon in Lubbock:   First quarter Texas 17, Texas Tech 7. The Longhorns literally picked up where they left off against UTEP, putting up 175 yards of offense and scoring on all three of their drives. Sam Ehlinger scored on his first touchdown run of … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Special teams haunt Longhorns, but Texas survives in Lubbock

LUBBOCK — Extra football. And an extraordinary performance by Sam Ehlinger, who willed Texas to a stunning win and helped the Longhorns (2-0, 1-0 Big 12) pull  off one of the most amazing comebacks in school history on Saturday. The unthinkable nearly happened on a picture-perfect afternoon, but eighth-ranked Texas dodged … Read More


No. 8 Texas 63, Texas Tech 56: Longhorns survive overtime thriller in South Plains shootout

LUBBOCK — Saturday was one of those rollicking, back-and-forth humdingers tailor made for “The Jones.” And it was one of those rollercoasters totally on brand for the unpredictable Big 12. No. 8 Texas found itself in a wild shootout against Texas Tech. There were incredible touchdown catches, terrific onside kicks, … Read More


Shootout in the South Plains! No. 8 Texas rallies past Texas Tech in overtime, 63-56

For those who wanted drama in Lubbock, they got drama in Lubbock. Eighth-ranked Texas found a way to wake itself up from offensive lethargy by scoring 15 points in the final couple of minutes — oh, and recovering an onside kick and converting a two-point conversion pass with 40 seconds … Read More


We’ve got a shootout in Lubbock, folks: Texas leads Texas Tech at halftime, 31-21

It’s halftime at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock. No. 8 Texas, an 18-point favorite in this Big 12 opener, is leading Texas Tech, 31-21   This one was going to go one of a couple of ways: Either the Horns, who moved up a spot from No. 9 to No. Read More


Texas vs. Texas Tech: Five key matchups

Five key matchups out of the Texas-Texas Tech game to keep your eye on Saturday:   Texas Tech’s Alan Bowman vs. Texas’ pass defense The one Red Raider that everyone in Lubbock was watching in the season opener was Bowman. He missed six games last season with a shoulder injury … Read More


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

Eighth-ranked Texas (1-0, 0-0) opens Big 12 play in Lubbock on Saturday afternoon (2:30, Fox) against Texas Tech (1-0, 0-0). Four players worth watching:   Chris Adimora, Texas defensive back Adimora received the first start of his Longhorns career in the season opener. The sophomore was second on the team … Read More


September 25, 2020


With sights set on the CFP, No. 8 Texas begins its Big 12 journey at Texas Tech

Take a look around the Big 12, Longhorns fans. Do you see anyone better than No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 8 Texas? Mack Brown could probably find somebody that “scares you to death.” The former Longhorns coach said that about everybody, even losing teams. But really, who’s going to stop … Read More


Texas vs. Texas Tech: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing No. 8 Texas on Saturday at Texas Tech:   1. Will Sam Ehlinger or Krishon Merriweather have another Big 12-worthy game? Ehlinger, Texas’ senior quarterback, and Merriweather, Texas Tech’s junior linebacker, were honored on Monday as the conference’s players of the week on … Read More


Texas’ notable number: Sam Ehlinger’s shot at Colt McCoy’s records — and the number 4

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 4 — the jersey number assigned to receiver Jordan Whittington and defensive back Xavion Alford. Walk-on receiver Kai Money had four receptions in UT’s season-opening rout … Read More


September 24, 2020

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas Tech is Wells on its way to respectability

Matt Wells doesn’t hold grudges. But he doesn’t forget, either. Not all of the Texas Tech coach’s memories are fond from his days growing up in Sallisaw, Okla., which was also the fictional home of the Joad family in “The Grapes of Wrath,” sharecroppers who were forced from their farms. Read More


September 23, 2020

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas Tech’s stadium at 25% is still a waiting beehive for visiting Horns

Texas Tech’s Jones AT&T Stadium is usually filled to capacity when it comes to the Texas Longhorns coming to town, but Saturday will be different. Instead of 60,000-plus lobbing insults and frozen tortillas at the visitors, Tech’s stadium will be at 25% capacity for games this season, including Saturday’s matchup … Read More