Posted on: January 8, 2010 5:49 pm
Incredible performance by you guys after Colt went down. I am looking forward to have Gilbert lead this team the next few seasons, and was thrilled with the heart that I saw in the second half. So many people will say what could have happened in the second half of the game, but the bottom line is that these guys kept fighting and made it a close game. They could have laid down and just gave up after the injury, and no one would have blamed them for it if they did. Alabama this year was probably one of the best teams this decade, and it was amazing to see a Freshman do well against that incredible defense. Everyone said we didn't deserve to be in the game, but I don't think anyone can say that now. Would have been nice to see the guys win a National Championship, but I don't think anyone can be disappointed at all about the year the Longhorns had this year. It was a heck of a ride, one of my favorite seasons to be a part of. I am proud to be a Texas Longhorns fan today. This team was amazing, and kept it close against an undefeated SEC team despite the fact that they did not have their start Quarterback.
Posted on: March 19, 2009 9:40 pm
Edited on: March 20, 2009 7:16 pm
Texas overcame a huge early deficit to dispatch Minnesota 76-62 in a first round game in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Gophers dominated early on, but Texas got back on track quickly, shooting 55% from three point range. After Texas let Minnesota hang around for a while, A.J. Abrams began to hit nearly every shot, quickly giving Texas the edge as they went on to dominate the second half. Texas will face the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday Night.
Posted on: October 12, 2008 6:49 pm
"Texas has no chance". I heard it all week long from the so-called 'experts' on ESPN, and from almost everyone else. But when the players played it out on the field, the Texas Longhorns laid it all on the line, and beat the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners 45-35. I never understood why almost nobody gave Texas a chance, especially since they were ranked 5th in the nation. And after the game- much to my delight- I still didn't understand. Colt McCoy, in my opinion, now has to be considered the leading candidate to win the Heisman Trophy. He played an outstanding game, completing 80% of his passes. Also, Oklahoma was supposed to have the advantage in the run game. We take a look at the stats, and see that Texas ran for 161 yards, while the Sooners piled up just 48. Clearly, Texas had the advantage on the ground. I also felt our defense played very well. Even though they gave up 35 points, it was against an offense that was ranked among the top five in every major offensive category. Holding the Oklahoma ground game to that few rushing yards was in my opinion one of the two deciding factors in this game. What was the other? Special Teams. Lawrence was perfect kicking, and Shipley had an amazing Kickoff return for a Touchdown right after Oklahoma went up 14-3. Bottom line, the Texas Longhorns executed a near flawless gameplan yesterday. I'd also like to add that all you Oklahoma fans shouldn't hang your heads. I know it sucks to lose- we had to go through it five straight times from 2000-2004, including two of the worst losses in team history in 2000 and 2003. Oklahoma is still a great team with some of the most passionate fans you will find. There's still six games left for both of us, anything can happen. As for Texas, lets get ready for Missouri. Hook Em Horns!
Posted on: September 17, 2008 8:29 pm
Last year when these two teams played, Texas ripped the Owls 58-14. This year, both teams are expected to be better. The Longhorns demolished Florida Atlantic in their first game, and beat UTEP handily in their second game. Rice spoiled June Jones debut as SMU coach by beating the Mustang 56-27. They followed it up with a remarkable comeback win against Memphis, before losing 38-21 at Vanderbilt. I think the Longhorns are too talented to lose this game. Prediction- Texas 61, Rice 10.
Posted on: March 28, 2008 4:52 pm
Both of these teams are coming off of close wins, but both won in different fashions. Texas almost blew an 18 point lead to Miami, while Stanford came back from being down big to Marquette and won in overtime. These two teams are merely identical in every team stat category, so this game should be tight from the opening tip. I think the crowd will be a big influence on this game, and it will go the Longhorns way in the end. Prediction- Texas 76, Stanford 73.
Posted on: March 21, 2008 8:31 pm
Texas will play the Miami Hurricanes in the second round of this years NCAA Tournament. Texas is coming off of a game against Austin Peay in which they never trailed, while Miami won their first round game via a second half surge. This game will come down to defense in My opinion. If Texas can shut down Jack McClinton, they will win the game with ease. If Jack McClinton goes off, and Miami contains the Longhorns big men, Miami will pull off the upset. Prediction- Texas 72, Miami 65.
Posted on: February 15, 2008 8:45 pm
Edited on: March 22, 2008 5:24 pm
11th ranked Texas travels to Waco this weekend to face Baylor. Texas needed a late run to beat Baylor the last time these two teams met. Texas knocked off 3rd ranked Kansas on Monday, and Baylor lost to Oklahoma State on Wednesday. The Bears have not been playing well as of late, and I think it will be too hard for them to beat Texas. Prediction- Texas 76, Baylor 70.
Posted on: February 8, 2008 9:05 pm
Edited on: March 22, 2008 5:23 pm
The Texas Longhorns, currently ranked 12th in the country, head north this weekend to face Iowa State. Both teams are somewhat inconsistent. Texas has lost four games since crushing Tennessee, and shocking UCLA on the road. However, the Cyclones have yet to beat a decent team. Their inexperience showed in their last game, in which they were only down six points at halftime to Texas A&M, but then blew up. Prediction- Texas 79, Iowa State 64.