It seemed as though the table was set for a Texas Tech Red Raiders win last weekend.
Then the Texas Longhorns happened.
With more than three minutes to go before the end of regulation, and after Texas Tech running back SaRodorick Thompson scampered for a 75-yard touchdown to give the Red Raiders a 56-41 lead, Tech quarterback Alan Bowman gave the hated “horns down” signal.
Then they lost.
Been there, done that. Just ask Longhorn quarterback Sam Ehlinger.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: UT dean to Longhorn Band leaders: When band returns, ‘It will be expected to perform The Eyes of Texas’
Austin American-Statesman: Texas notebook: A mixed bag for the running game, but ‘we’ll take it,’ Herman says
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: That’s Sam Ehlinger, with a hard ‘g’ — as in great
Austin American-Statesman: Texas 63, Texas Tech 56: Our five questions for the Longhorns — answered
Austin American-Statesman: Texas report card: Grades are in for the 63-56 overtime thriller at Tech
Austin American-Statesman: For the pivotal two-point conversion, Texas leaned on variety and a familiar formation
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Mississippi State, Kansas State make big climbs
Austin American-Statesman: Now that the euphoria has worn off, No. 9 Texas must tackle some realistic concerns
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Monday, Sept. 28
Dallas Morning News: Subpar September puts Big 12 in jeopardy of missing College Football Playoff for first time in four years
Dallas Morning News: Texas quotable: Ehlinger knew ‘They left us too much time’
247Sports: The Stampede: Texas Tech reaction, out of state updates
247Sports: Morning Brew: Injury update on Bijan Robinson, Sam Ehlinger
247Sports: Texas vs. TTU grades: Defense staff gets taste of Big 12 offense
247Sports: Was Texas Tech the wake-up call Texas needed?
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Burnt Orange Nation: 3-star OT Max Merril commits to Texas
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Who is left on Texas’ 2021 recruiting board following the latest commitment?
247Sports: Four-star DL Tunmise Adeleye maintaining contact with Texas
247Sports: Recruiting Retrospective: How Joshua Moore ended up at Texas
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Viva the Matadors: Breaking down Texas Tech’s heartbreaking loss to Texas
Our Daily Bears: Why Baylor football returning mattered so much
Frogs O’ War: MMQB: A tale of two lines
Wide Right and Natty Lite: Iowa State football post-mortem: TCU
Cowboys Ride for Free: No. 15 Oklahoma State escapes with 27-13 win against West Virginia
The Smoking Musket: What I think after giving Oklahoma State another win
Rock Chalk Talk: A (semi) statistical recap of Baylor
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas freshman soccer forward Presley Echols was the real thing against the Oklahoma Sooners, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “After sitting out the first two matches of the season, the 18-year-old from Highland Park made her debut in style, breaking the Longhorns’ scoring drought that had stretched to more than four hours to begin the season. Even better, she got bragging rights over her older sisters, Lauren and Alex, who both prefer crimson to burnt orange. ... Echols started at forward, and she was in the right position in the 63rd minute when Haley Berg fired a low cross in from the right wing. After taking a touch to settle, Echols placed her right-footed shot past outstretched Oklahoma goalkeeper Nikki Panas.”
- Texas men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart added a couple more new hires.