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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman has his own ‘We’re back’ moment

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Plus: Shaka Smart makes a couple more new hires

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

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

No. 8. Texas vs. Texas Tech: Game thread

Texas QB Hudson Card not in Lubbock with team

No. 8 Texas survives shootout against Texas Tech in OT, 63-56: Post-game celebration thread

Live Reaction: Texas survives Texas Tech

Initial takeaways from No. 8 Texas 63-56 OT win over Texas Tech

Texas-TCU set for early kickoff on Saturday

Texas drops one spot in updated AP Top 25

Post-game thoughts — Texas 63, Texas Tech 56 (OT)

Inside the Numbers: A Texas comeback for the ages against Texas Tech

Joshua Moore emerging as big-play threat for Longhorns

No. 8 Texas pulls off improbable comeback to topple Texas Tech in OT, 63-56

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

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

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Sooners self-destruct in 38-35 loss to Kansas State

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.