Posted January 18th, 2010 by Ross
Filed under: Football

WTH?! (What the Heck?) moments are attempts to find the memorable and the off-beat perspective on Longhorns sports. Here are some interesting moments from the Texas game against [tag]Alabama[/tag] in the Citi BCS National Championship.

I know that this post is over a week late. I needed at least that much time to get some perspective from attending this National Championship game.

Pre Game (Coin Toss) WTH Saban?! Nick Saban, your team wins the coin toss and you decide to take the ball first. The big bad SEC which claims that no one else plays defense but you guys are the ones that decide to go on offense first. Nick, either you’re tremendously cocky or you saw something that the Horns could take advantage of which you felt you needed to put points on the board first.

1st Quarter (13:01) WTH Saban #2?! OK, Nick. I am starting to think you were scared of the Horns offense. You go for a fake punt on your own 20 yard line. [tag]Blake Gideon[/tag] baited the punter PJ Fitzgerald to make the pass, but Nick you gave the green light for your players to execute this play. Hey Saban, looks to me your were a little concerned.

1st Quarter (10:54) WTH Moment of the Season?! The Tide’s Marcell Dareus hit was nowhere close to the shots that [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag] has taken while on the 40 acres. One of the most irritating stats of the game was this was Dareus’ only recorded tackle of the entire game. The tackle caused a pinched nerve that affected his throwing arm which ended Colt’s storied career. I hear some people complaining that Colt should have never been carrying the ball because he is too important to the team. These same people said leading up to this week that Colt was going to have to run to keep the Tide’s defense off balance. Isn’t hindsight a beautiful thing?

2nd Quarter (:03) WTH Hix?! To top his only tackle of the game Marcell Dareus recorded an interception just before the end of the half (he won the defensive MVP based on this play alone). The frustrating part of the [tag]Garrett Gilbert[/tag] shovel pass was not the drop by [tag]DJ Monroe[/tag]. It was the lack of a tackle by offensive lineman [tag]Kyle Hix[/tag] who could have held him up for at least a second or two instead of trying to barrel roll him down.

3rd Quarter (12:05) WTH Gold Streaker?! The gold masked man with a website on the back of his shirt wanted to interrupt the football game to protest… the BCS. I believe all universities need to be on look out for more masked streakers who want a playoff system.

3rd Quarter (:45) WTH Pass Catchers?! I have made this statement for a second consecutive game. This young group of receivers needed to come up big in this game even more so since Garrett Gilbert went in to replace Colt. Malcolm Williams’ finger tip touch of the football in the end zone would have brought UT within a single score before the start of the fourth quarter. Dan Buckner had a crucial drop early in the game until he made a solid catch in the endzone for a two point conversion. We need all the receivers including the newest recruits, Darius White and Demarco Cobbs, to help out a developing quarterback like Garrett next year. (Who knew these words would mean so much more with the dismissal of wide receivers Brandon Collins and Dan Buckner)

4th Quarter (3:14) WTH Mack Magic?! I thought of these words when Garrett took over the ball at the seven yard line. After the Longhorn faithful thought the game was over when Colt went down, the UT side of the Rose Bowl was stoked about a possible tie or go ahead score. Just a few seconds later, Alabama’s Eryck Anders recorded their only sack of the game which caused Garrett to fumble and end any momentum. I do need to point out that the OL protection got better towards the end of the game even after losing All-Big 12 center [tag]Chris Hall[/tag].

4th Quarter (1:48) WTH Saban #3?! With the score 31-21 in favor of Alabama, Nick Saban cemented himself as a red a** going in for a meaningless score. His own player, Javier Arenas, who intercepted the ball and fell to the ground instead of trying to score, showed more respect that Saban. Operating from the victory formation with only one timeout left on the Texas sideline would have ended the game. To use basketball terminology, instead of dribbling out the clock, Saban decided to dunk the ball over his opponent. I subscribe to the fact that the defense is the one responsible for stopping the other team from scoring. But when you can take a knee that will end the game with your team hoisting the ball in victory, that is the ultimate ending for a championship team.

Thanks for following my WTH articles throughout the football season. I appreciate the opportunity to rant about the greatest University sports program in the country. You can continue to follow comments on all of UT sports on Twitter at 40AcresSports or follow me at Horns1991. HOOK ‘EM!!

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Posted January 1st, 2010 by Ross
Filed under: Bowls, Feature, Football

Will Chris Hall and the Texas offensive line be celebrating against Alabama? (Image: Statesman)

Will Chris Hall and the Texas offensive line be celebrating against Alabama? (Image: Statesman)

A resolution in this article will be “a formal expression or opinion made” to win a football game. The Texas Longhorns will be playing for a national championship against Alabama on January 7th at the Rose Bowl. I have four resolutions that the Longhorns should follow in order to win this game. We are not going to make the obvious statements that the winner will be the one that can hold on to the ball, establish the running game, control the line of scrimmage, TOP, or have the ball last. Here they are:

1. To Be First

The Longhorn’s offense all season is based on tempo. The Longhorns need to rack up first downs in this game. If you remember the Fiesta Bowl last year the offense needed a full half to get going. You will notice that [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag] and [tag]Greg Davis[/tag] like to run the hurry up offense after a made first down. The Bama defense will need to pick it up and mismatches play a huge role in Texas moving the ball. The Longhorns for this entire season had 114 more first downs over their opponents.

2. To Add Wrinkles

No… we are not hoping the Longhorns age us during this game. Greg Davis needs to add some different play combinations to keep the Alabama defense guessing. We know that conventional running will not work. Greg introduced the double cross receiver run during the OU game and the shovel pass against UCF. Auburn pulled out a few rabbits to start the game against Bama. I am not suggesting trick plays but a change of pace to keep them guessing. Please Greg install the wheel route to [tag]Tre Newton[/tag] at the right time which would be fun to see. [tag]Chris Hall[/tag] and teammates please give Colt just a little time to execute a few of these plays.

3. To Have a Big Middle

The middle that I am referring to is [tag]Roddrick Muckelroy[/tag] and [tag]Lamarr Houston[/tag]. These two men need to step up big time to make Alabama one dimensional. The two closes games (biggest I would argue) of the season where we saw the Sooners rush for -16 yards and the Huskers run for 67 yards. Alabama will want to impose their will with Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson running the ball. The “Goonies” (nicknamed by Lamarr) need to have the defensive effort that we all talk about when we speak of the 2006 National Championship game.

4. To Not Be Offensive

We need to get back to the non-offensive touchdown results that we had for most of the season. The timeliness of the 2 non-offensive TD’s that we had versus Oklahoma State would suffice (I can wish?!). We need the special teams to come up with a game changing punt return, punt block or kick return to electrify the crowd. The defense stepping up with an interception or fumble return for a touchdown can make the other team question their offensive decisions which affect play calling and team confidence. We do not have to win the turnover battle – just do something with it!

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Posted November 24th, 2009 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football

Fire the cannon. Make some noise with Big Bertha. They should have let [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag] light the tower orange as well. Watch the postgame celebration and relish the special group of seniors that played their last game at DKR Saturday night:

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Posted November 21st, 2009 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football

Follow along live with 40 Acres Sports on Twitter and below for our thoughts and analysis during tonight’s Texas game versus [tag]Kansas[/tag] on ABC. We’ll be live right around kickoff so join us to discuss the game bright and early at 7:00pm Saturday.

Feel free to leave comments and questions using the live tool, but not all comments will be published. Read below for more notes on comments and how the live blog will work. Hook ’em!

6:58
Brian: 

Just a few minutes before opening kickoff of Texas vs Kansas.

Saturday November 21, 2009 6:58 Brian
7:00
Twitter
jacksonj: 

TEXAS!!! #ut #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:00 jacksonj
7:00
Twitter
40acressports: 

RT @mikefinger: James Brown, who just got a big hand for being inducted into #UT hall of honor, looks like he could still beat Neb by 3 TDs.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:00 40acressports
7:01
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

This is not a late-arroiving crowd tonight. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:01 suzhalliburton
7:02
Twitter
LilLadyLonghorn: 

FIGHT #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:02 LilLadyLonghorn
7:03
[Comment From bobcathornbobcathorn: ] 

we need some pics from the game ya’ll (on twitter). Show us the excitement…

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:03 bobcathorn
7:03
Brian: 

Really disappointed I couldn’t make it to the game today. Special group of seniors playing their last game at home for the burnt orange.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:03 Brian
7:04
Brian: 

Glad to hear the crowd is there early and loud for to see the seniors off in style.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:04 Brian
7:07
[Comment From bobcathornbobcathorn: ] 

Missing the game, but not the parking…

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:07 bobcathorn
7:07
Brian: 

Anyone think Charlie Weis makes it through the year? What about the week?

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:07 Brian
7:08
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

As expected, colt mccoy got a huge ovation, followed by jordan shipley. Chris hall bit his lip to keep from tearing. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:08 suzhalliburton
7:08
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Senior night intros are done — we’ll miss those guys, they gave their hearts to the Horns…how great would it be to see them go out on top

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:08 stevehabel
7:10
Twitter
40acressports: 

Okay, senior festivities are over and team is on the field. Sentimentality can wait until the 4th quarter. Go Horns! #UT #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:10 40acressports
7:14
Brian: 

Game is underway. Good kickoff coverage and KU will start around 20 yard line.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:14 Brian
7:14
Twitter
insidetexas: 

Ready for kickoff here at DKR. Fans pumped for last home game of the year. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:14 insidetexas
7:15
Twitter
40acressports: 

Best WR screen coverage by Horns ever? Earl Thomas tackles KU WR behind LOS for the loss. #UT #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:15 40acressports
7:16
Twitter
40acressports: 

Fantastic to see CB Aaron Williams back on the field for the Horns. #UT #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:16 40acressports
7:18
Twitter
40acressports: 

Horns always start the game with a mediocre drive on defense before Muschamp adjusts. KU on the other side of the 50. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:18 40acressports
7:20
Twitter
insidetexas: 

Kansas coming out in the option and having some success moving the football. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:20 insidetexas
7:21
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Kindle lays the wood to KU’s Opurum and knocks him out of the game…so much for that ABC key to the game. UT looking for a big stop here

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:21 stevehabel
7:23
Brian: 

Earl Thomas almost with big pick but can’t hold onto his first contact and then tip in the air lands near him but he doesn’t find it.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:23 Brian
7:23
Brian: 

Kansas going for it on 4th down and 4 has to use first timeout of the game. Huge play for Kansas right here if they want any shot.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:23 Brian
7:23
[Comment From bobcathornbobcathorn: ] 

Earl Thomas – if you ever need a loan, ride to the airport, borrow a book, hit me up. Dude is MONEY!

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:23 bobcathorn
7:26
Twitter
atrubow: 

It was nice to see Jordan Shipley honored at senior night for the 37th straight year. #ut #horns

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:26 atrubow
7:27
Twitter
insidetexas: 

Texas stops Kansas on fourth down at the UT 42 to take over on offense. Momentum now in Texas’ hands. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:27 insidetexas
7:27
Twitter
40acressports: 

Big 4th down for Kansas is denied as #UT gets tons of pressure on QB Reesing. Turnover in downs.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:27 40acressports
7:27
[Comment From bobcathornbobcathorn: ] 

Reesing was “hearing the footsteps” on that one

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:27 bobcathorn
7:28
Brian: 

@bobcathorn: I think Reesing was FEELING footsteps.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:28 Brian
7:29
Brian: 

3 and out by the offense, bad punt coverage and Kansas is right back at midfield.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:29 Brian
7:29
[Comment From bobcathornbobcathorn: ] 

OOOOO! Spanish lessons 😉

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:29 bobcathorn
7:30
Brian: 

@Bobcathorn: Haha. More unrelated #40 tweets tonight than any previous game.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:30 Brian
7:30
Twitter
livestrongcb: 

Love it when a surprise party works! Happy #40 to my great friend Ryan….

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:30 livestrongcb
7:30
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insidetexas: 

Well, so much for that.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:30 insidetexas
7:32
Twitter
40acressports: 

Chykie Brown with huge sack on 3rd and long. Sergio Kindle holds OT and Chykie came untouched. #UT football.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:32 40acressports
7:32
[Comment From bobcathornbobcathorn: ] 

I kinda like it – random #40 postings…

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:32 bobcathorn
7:33
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Sergio kindle just hugged chykie brown in case chykie wantes to celebrate his sack. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:33 suzhalliburton
7:34
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Clark ford got a piece of punt. He’s a former walkon celebrating his senior day. Memorable play for him. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:34 suzhalliburton
7:34
Twitter
stevehabel: 

KU may have had their best drive of the game…much like what we saw last week against Baylor. Expect a UT score on this drive, with Johnson

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:34 stevehabel
7:36
Twitter
40acressports: 

Marquise Goodwin on the loose! Takes the WR screen 34 yards on opening play of series. Nice block by Shipley and the OL on the play. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:36 40acressports
7:37
Twitter
atrubow: 

Is Cody Johnson the #ut version of Jorvorskie Lane? #horns

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:37 atrubow
7:38
Twitter
insidetexas: 

41-yard TD from McCoy to Kirkendoll, 7-0 Horns. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:38 insidetexas
7:38
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40acressports: 

Touchdown James Kirkendoll! #UT offensive line gives Colt plenty of time for stop and go and hits Kirk in stride for the 41 yd score!

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:38 40acressports
7:38
[Comment From bobcathornbobcathorn: ] 

#UT makes it look so easy…and I know it’s not…wow.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:38 bobcathorn
7:38
Brian: 

Texas 7, Kansas 0

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:38 Brian
7:39
Twitter
atrubow: 

Is that Kirkendoll’s best play of the year. It was a nice route. I say yes. #ut #horns

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:39 atrubow
7:39
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Easy as pie — Shipley draws double coverage in the slot and fres up Kirkendoll down the sideline for 41-yrd TD pass. 7-0 UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:39 stevehabel
7:39
Brian: 

This is Kirkendoll’s first start since the OU game.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:39 Brian
7:41
[Comment From bobcathornbobcathorn: ] 

You got it stevehabel. Nice call.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:41 bobcathorn
7:42
Brian: 

Earl Thomas with great open field tackle ends the Kansas drive. Came over and knocked KU WR out of bounds short after screen play. Great effort and tackle

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:42 Brian
7:43
[Comment From bobcathornbobcathorn: ] 

theonlychloe – pretty cute 😉

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:43 bobcathorn
7:43
Brian: 

@bobcathorn: Seriously there was like 1 per game previous weeks. There’s already been 10 tonight. Next time I’ll leave any comments from attractive women instead of deleting them.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:43 Brian
7:44
Twitter
stevehabel: 

UT defense holds on great play by Thomas to cut down Meier before he gets to the marker. Look for another UT score here.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:44 stevehabel
7:45
Twitter
40acressports: 

If you’re going to name your child after a Texas city, don’t make it Lubbock. Even Amarillo would be better. #UT #40 #KU

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:45 40acressports
7:46
Twitter
40acressports: 

Texas taking shots at Kansas defense. ABC announcers talking about #UT going deep, I think we’ve done it more already than most games.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:46 40acressports
7:46
Twitter
tehkathryn: 

RT @40acressports: If you’re going to name your child after a Texas city, don’t make it Lubbock. Even Amarillo would be better. #UT #40 #KU

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:46 tehkathryn
7:47
Brian: 

Not a great pass right there by Colt but luckily it was attempted in Jordan Shipley’s direction. First down for the Horns.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:47 Brian
7:48
bobcathorn: 

I agree with @40acressports – deep early and often…

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:48 bobcathorn
7:49
Twitter
insidetexas: 

You know what would be nice? Blocking.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:49 insidetexas
7:49
[Comment From bobcathornbobcathorn: ] 

lol – Thanks Brian 😉

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:49 bobcathorn
7:50
Twitter
40acressports: 

Not a good play by Colt on the fumble. Knew the pressure was there, has to get rid of the ball earlier. Just throw it away. #UT #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:50 40acressports
7:51
Twitter
atrubow: 

Nice to see #ut going deep and stretching the field. As for the running game … well, it’s not Baylor out there. #horns

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:51 atrubow
7:51
Twitter
stevehabel: 

McCoy not as fast as he thought as he get’s caught from behind and fumbles. UT defense wheting its appetite.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:51 stevehabel
7:52
Brian: 

Curtis Brown and Sergio put a double hurt on KU WR. Curtis hit him low than Serg got a piee while he was inthe air.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:52 Brian
7:53
[Comment From AnthonyAnthony: ] 

LAMARR!!!!

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:53 Anthony
7:54
Brian: 

Lamarr Houston ends the first quarter with a long sack to set up a 3rd and very long for Kansas.

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:54 Brian
7:54
Twitter
stevehabel: 

I am convinced M. Houston will be a long-time pro…he has a great motor and shows explosiveness and speed for a 300-lb’ er. Just got a sack

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:54 stevehabel
7:54
Brian: 

End of 1st quarter: Texas 7, Kansas 0

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:54 Brian
7:56
Brian: 

Chykie Brown beat deep easily on a 3rd and 18 pass??

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:56 Brian
7:59
Brian: 

Kansas field goal is good. Texas 7, Kansas 3

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:59 Brian
8:00
Twitter
insidetexas: 

Kansas gets a field goal off the Colt fumble. 7-3 #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:00 insidetexas
8:01
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Kansas’ big 3rd down pass to Briscoe sets up 27 yrd FG to cut the UT lead to 7-3. Will UT try to establish run game now?

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:01 stevehabel
8:03
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Senior day forgettables. Mccoy, shipley both have fumbled #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:03 suzhalliburton
8:04
Twitter
bobcatbaseball: 

RT @JimBobBreazeale: I think even Mangino’s sperm is obese. – lol, I should stop. #ut #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:04 bobcatbaseball
8:05
Twitter
40acressports: 

Texas offense has good yardage but is still looking for some consistency tonight. No run game at all. #UT #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:05 40acressports
8:06
Twitter
40acressports: 

McCoy!! Shipley!!! Touchdown Horns!! #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:06 40acressports
8:07
Twitter
insidetexas: 

Shipley breaks free for a touchdown on the roll out from McCoy. 14-3 #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:07 insidetexas
8:07
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Shipley just tied school record for most touchdowns for a receiver. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:07 suzhalliburton
8:07
Brian: 

What a play. Good play call. Good throw by McCoy, good catch by Shipley, and good block by Malcolm Williams.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:07 Brian
8:07
Brian: 

Texas 14, Kansas 3

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:07 Brian
8:08
Twitter
40acressports: 

RT @suzhalliburton: Shipley just tied school record for most touchdowns for a receiver. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:08 40acressports
8:09
Twitter
stevehabel: 

McCoy to Shipley for TD on great crossing pattern. Block downfield by M. Williams springs #8 for the score. 14-3 and the rout is on.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:09 stevehabel
8:09
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Biggest crowd in UT history tonight as 101,357 enjoy the final home game of 2009.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:09 stevehabel
8:09
Twitter
40acressports: 

Anyone notice that one week after determining Cody Johnson was the answer at RB, that Tre Newton is playing a ton tonight for #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:09 40acressports
8:10
Brian: 

That might have been worst kickoff coverage of the season so far for the Horns. Is the team getting complacent with early lead? Lots of missed tackles there.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:10 Brian
8:11
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Doisregard tweet about shipley. Bad info

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:11 suzhalliburton
8:13
[Comment From AnthonyAnthony: ] 

Man I love Earl Thomas.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:13 Anthony
8:14
Twitter
40acressports: 

RT @stevehabel: Biggest crowd in UT history tonight as 101,357 enjoy the final home game of 2009.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:14 40acressports
8:15
bobcathorn: 

I love everyone that loves earl thomas – thorpe, please.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:15 bobcathorn
8:15
Twitter
40acressports: 

Way too many missed tackles by #UT tonight. Muschamp is going to crush someone if it doesn’t improve.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:15 40acressports
8:16
bobcathorn: 

The stadium looks very regal on tv. Like it’s sparkling.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:16 bobcathorn
8:20
Brian: 

Another 1st and goal thwarted by Texas defense. Kansas again settles for a field goal.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:20 Brian
8:20
Brian: 

Texas 14, Kansas 6

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:20 Brian
8:21
Twitter
insidetexas: 

Kansas moves down the field but is once again held to a field goal. 14-6 #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:21 insidetexas
8:22
bobcathorn: 

This is big time college football. Nice to see.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:22 bobcathorn
8:22
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Official attendance is 101.357. Biggest crowd in school history #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:22 suzhalliburton
8:22
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Can’t beat Texas with FGs, but KU draws closer with 26-yrd kick. Muschamp is getting a little upset over there cause of missed tackles

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:22 stevehabel
8:22
Twitter
insidetexas: 

Failed onside attempt by Jayhawks gives UT the ball in KU territory. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:22 insidetexas
8:23
Twitter
farrier03: 

Now PLEASE put #40 in!!!!

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:23 farrier03
8:23
Twitter
40acressports: 

Nice to see Marquise Goodwin back for the kickoff return instead of Shipley. Doesn’t get chance for return as KU muffs onside kick. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:23 40acressports
8:24
bobcathorn: 

@stevehabel – on the money, missed tackles are rampant.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:24 bobcathorn
8:24
Brian: 

Texas 17, Kansas 6

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:24 Brian
8:24
Twitter
insidetexas: 

Horns get a field goal of their own. #UT up 17-6

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:24 insidetexas
8:24
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Lawrence hits 49-yarder on his senior day. Texas is up 17_6. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:24 suzhalliburton
8:25
Twitter
stevehabel: 

KU’s ill-advised onside kick leas to a personal-best 49-yrd FG by Lawrence and a 17-6 UT lead. Let’s see what Muschamp had to say to the D.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:25 stevehabel
8:27
bobcathorn: 

“Who invented the “hook-em” horns sign?” Trivia question of the week – on TV telecast

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:27 bobcathorn
8:27
Brian: 

Much better kickoff coverage that time. This series KU will have to go 80+ yards.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:27 Brian
8:27
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Lawrence’s 49 yarder was a career long field goal. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:27 suzhalliburton
8:28
bobcathorn: 

Wife digging the announcers – likes the #UT headbutt.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:28 bobcathorn
8:29
Twitter
40acressports: 

Blake Gideon is playing with some attitude tonight. Huge hit on crossing route and then he even enjoyed it for a minute. #UT #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:29 40acressports
8:31
Twitter
LilLadyLonghorn: 

Come on Texas….. Florida beat FIU 62 – 3 and Bama beat Chatt 45 -0…granted those were glorified scrimmages… but come on guys. #ut #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:31 LilLadyLonghorn
8:31
bobcathorn: 

Guess who? Earl Thomas…

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:31 bobcathorn
8:32
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stevehabel: 

Seems like the UT D learned a lot as KU gets nothing on next series in the face of UT rush and good secondary coverage

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:32 stevehabel
8:32
Twitter
40acressports: 

Almost all the snaps are going to Tre Newton tonight. Barrett Matthews in at tight end for Texas too. #UT #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:32 40acressports
8:34
Twitter
LilLadyLonghorn: 

Ship’s got some serious “guns”….. damn….. can we say biceps?
#40 #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:34 LilLadyLonghorn
8:35
Twitter
insidetexas: 

Touchdown Texas! Horns take control on Cody Johnson one-yard plunge. 24-6

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:35 insidetexas
8:36
Twitter
40acressports: 

Cody Johnson back in his usual role as short yardage back? Touchdown Texas on beautiful drive. #UT takes 24-6 lead.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:36 40acressports
8:37
bobcathorn: 

Really feels like 2005 all over again, but this time our dude get’s the Heisman.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:37 bobcathorn
8:37
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Johnson scores from 1-yard out. That’s his 12th touchdown of year. #ut 24-6.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:37 suzhalliburton
8:37
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Texas shows some more versatility with 59-yard drive. UT now has all of 19 yards rushing in the first half, the final 1 by Johnson on a TD

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:37 stevehabel
8:38
Twitter
40acressports: 

ABC announcers think #UT fans should think its awesome that refs got call correct AGAINST the Horns? Really?

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:38 40acressports
8:38
Twitter
40acressports: 

Love it. Going for the kill. Texas calling timeouts with 1 minute left and KU in 2nd and long. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:38 40acressports
8:39
bobcathorn: 

My wife just said same damn thing – lol @LilLadyLonghorn: Ship’s got some serious “guns”….. damn….. can we say biceps? #40 #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:39 bobcathorn
8:40
bobcathorn: 

side block? Is that like side boob?

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:40 bobcathorn
8:40
Brian: 

@bobcathorn: Hope you’re right about the Heisman. Its going to be a close one. McCoy, Gerhart, Ingram, Spiller, and even Suh are all deserving.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:40 Brian
8:41
Brian: 

And no, side blocks are nowhere near as awesome as side boob.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:41 Brian
8:41
[Comment From AnthonyAnthony: ] 

Minute left, 1 timeout, plenty of time for Colt

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:41 Anthony
8:43
bobcathorn: 

ok to kick

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:43 bobcathorn
8:46
Twitter
40acressports: 

Really hate that clock runs after defensive penalty. Why is offense punished for defensive mistake? #UT #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:46 40acressports
8:47
Brian: 

Another long field goal for Hunter Lawrence with just few seconds left in first half.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:47 Brian
8:47
Twitter
insidetexas: 

Hunter Lawrence sends in another field goal to put Texas up 27-6. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:47 insidetexas
8:47
Brian: 

Texas 27, Kansas 6

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:47 Brian
8:48
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Penalty actually helps KU as Texas has to burn a TO rather than spike the ball and have more time on the clock. UT adds 47 FG, 27-6 lead

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:48 stevehabel
8:48
Brian: 

Half time.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:48 Brian
8:49
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Lawrence adds a 47_yarder with 7 seconds remaining for a 27-6 lead. Hunter has had his 2 longest FG of his career in this quarter. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:49 suzhalliburton
8:58
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Texas has almost double the yardage of KU at the half, 268-136, even though KU ran 8 more plays than Texas. Most of it on passing.

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:58 stevehabel
9:01
Twitter
stevehabel: 

McCoy is 18-of-22 in the first half, Reesing is 15-26. McCoy has the only turnover on a fumble.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:01 stevehabel
9:08
Twitter
flowdreams: 

????????????????????#40?????????????…

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:08 flowdreams
9:08
bobcathorn: 

oh holy crap – ?

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:08 bobcathorn
9:09
bobcathorn: 

lol #40 best yet

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:09 bobcathorn
9:15
Twitter
djbadboy21: 

Et le but des Red Wings…compte par le #40… Henrik Zetterberg! 🙂 Go Wings Go! #fb

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:15 djbadboy21
9:17
Brian: 

I think flowdreams is big Texas fan.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:17 Brian
9:17
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

I ask you, can Tim Tebow punt? (big wink) Colt McCoy is displaying all his skills tonight. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:17 suzhalliburton
9:18
bobcathorn: 

what about djhomeslice

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:18 bobcathorn
9:19
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Shipley needs another 15 yards to break school, single-season record for yardage. He’s now second behind Roy Williams. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:19 suzhalliburton
9:19
Brian: 

DJ is clearly a Sooner.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:19 Brian
9:19
bobcathorn: 

lmao

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:19 bobcathorn
9:21
[Comment From Billy BobBilly Bob: ] 

Flowdreams translation: Colt McCoy will punt to cap his Senior Day triumph.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:21 Billy Bob
9:21
Twitter
40acressports: 

Texas defense struggling for the first time in a long time tonight. Missed tackles, no pressure from front 4. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:21 40acressports
9:22
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Sharp scores a 2-yard touchdown. That’s the fourth rushing TD allowed by #ut defense this season, but second game in row.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:22 suzhalliburton
9:24
Twitter
atrubow: 

This score is good for McCoy. Keep him in. Keep him throwing. #ut #hookem

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:24 atrubow
9:25
Brian: 

Texas 27, Kansas 13

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:25 Brian
9:26
Twitter
bobcatbaseball: 

@kbohls Kansas not rolling over for #ut. Is this a vote for Mangino? #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:26 bobcatbaseball
9:27
Twitter
40acressports: 

So much for that Kansas momentum. Colt McCoy play action, deep post to Malcolm Williams for a 68 yard touchdown. All very nonchalant. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:27 40acressports
9:28
Brian: 

Texas 34, Kansas 13

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:28 Brian
9:28
Brian: 

It’s almost like ABC barely noticed that touchdown. No excitement at al lfrom announcers

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:28 Brian
9:28
Twitter
insidetexas: 

We’ve still got a football game on our hands here, folks….oh, wait, Malcolm Williams just scored. Never mind. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:28 insidetexas
9:28
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

That was a quick answer to the KU score. McCoy hits Williams for a 68-yard touchdown. Texas is up 34-13. McCoy now has 318 for game. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:28 suzhalliburton
9:29
Twitter
stevehabel: 

It’s just that easy…UT can do what ever it wants whenever it wants…they are just that good — 68 yrds to M. Williams makes it 34-13

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:29 stevehabel
9:33
Twitter
40acressports: 

Just slight threat of Tre Newton and a running game froze the safety and opened up that 68 yard touchdown pass. #UT #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:33 40acressports
9:33
Brian: 

Curtis Brown really struggling tonight. Ofcourse, so is most fo the defense.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:33 Brian
9:33
bobcathorn: 

Curious playcalling

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:33 bobcathorn
9:34
Brian: 

After doing whatever they wanted to throwing, KU playcalling got cute.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:34 Brian
9:35
Brian: 

No choice but to kick field goal there since its 4th and 21. Anything shorter needed for conversion and I assume Kansas goes for it.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:35 Brian
9:36
Brian: 

Field goal wide left, Texas will have good field position.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:36 Brian
9:37
bobcathorn: 

Crowd noticeably quiet on teevee

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:37 bobcathorn
9:37
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Great pass and run by KU goes for naught as Ut defense bows its neck and forces 50-yrd FG attempt that’s wide left.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:37 stevehabel
9:38
[Comment From DerekDerek: ] 

Let’s get Colt another 100 yards and a TD or 2.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:38 Derek
9:38
bobcathorn: 

oh yeha, bail out…

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:38 bobcathorn
9:39
Brian: 

Should have been a facemask on the other end too. Ouch.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:39 Brian
9:39
Brian: 

Offensive line is getting Colt killed tonight. Had lots of time that last play though.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:39 Brian
9:40
bobcathorn: 

oh hell yeah, new top #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:40 bobcathorn
9:40
bobcathorn: 

lol

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:40 bobcathorn
9:41
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

McCoy is giving Longhorn fans a show for his last game at Memorial Stadium. I haven’t seen him run this tough in awhile. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:41 suzhalliburton
9:41
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40acressports: 

Gritches? #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:41 40acressports
9:43
Brian: 

Good 3rd down conversion on blitz to James Kirkendoll.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:43 Brian
9:46
Twitter
40acressports: 

ABC announcers talking like #UT stunk it up 3rd quarter. The Horns had about 130 yards on 3 series in quarter, and drive is still going.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:46 40acressports
9:48
Brian: 

End of 3rd quarter: Texas 34, Kansas 12

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:48 Brian
9:48
bobcathorn: 

DYK: Arizona, never been to a rose bowl.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:48 bobcathorn
9:50
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Texas stalls after moving to the KU 18…three no-gain plays lead to Lawrence’s third FG of the game and a 37-13 Texas advantage.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:50 stevehabel
9:50
Twitter
stevehabel: 

If Ut wins — and it seems that they will — it will play Nebraska in the Big 12 championship game in Arlington Dec. 5. Get your tix now

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:50 stevehabel
9:51
Twitter
40acressports: 

Texas A&M defense licking their chops? The same defense that gave up 60+ to KState and 65 last week to a bruised OU offense? #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:51 40acressports
9:52
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Earl Thomas, with his 7th interception, tied the school, single-season record for picks. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:52 suzhalliburton
9:52
bobcathorn: 

Earl – effin – Thomas.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:52 bobcathorn
9:53
Twitter
40acressports: 

Earl Thomas with the interception and Keenan Robinson levels 1 or 2 guys on the return. #UT CB Aaron Williams down injured. No bueno.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:53 40acressports
9:53
Brian: 

Really hope this injury to Aaron Williams isn’t a big one. He’s been huge for the Texas defense.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:53 Brian
9:53
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Aaron Williams is down. Colt McCoy is out on the field, kneeling beside him. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:53 suzhalliburton
9:54
Twitter
40acressports: 

Williams putting zero weight on right leg as he is helped off the field. S***. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:54 40acressports
9:55
Twitter
insidetexas: 

Earl Thomas gets a pick, but Aaron Williams shaken up on the play…now helped off by trainers, favoring right ankle. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:55 insidetexas
9:55
Twitter
40acressports: 

For the most part, I’ve really liked the offensive play calling by Greg Davis tonight. Even more impressive with OLine struggles. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:55 40acressports
9:57
Twitter
normalian: 

??????????? ????????????#40 http://bit.ly/3G9V4q ?

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:57 normalian
9:57
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insidetexas: 

McCoy hits Kirkendoll for another TD #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:57 insidetexas
9:58
Twitter
40acressports: 

#UT beating KU by 30 but ABC doesn’t notice. Busy talking about how poorly they’re playing tonight & what will happen in #BCS if they lose.

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:58 40acressports
9:59
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Texas fans — think it’s safe to buy tickets to the Big 12 championship game. Longhorns go up 44-13 with 11:43 to play. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:59 suzhalliburton
9:59
Twitter
stevehabel: 

McCoy to Kirkendoll adds to TX lead a handful of plays after Thomas INT. A. Williams hurt right knee blocking for Thomas’s INT return…

Saturday November 21, 2009 9:59 stevehabel
10:00
Brian: 

Nice throw by Colt on out route, and nice job on the catch and then getting into the endzone by James Kirkendoll. Second TD of the game for him.

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:00 Brian
10:00
Brian: 

Texas 44, Kansas 13

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:00 Brian
10:01
[Comment From DerekDerek: ] 

What’s the deal with abc? Why they talkin so much mess about TexaS?

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:01 Derek
10:01
Twitter
stevehabel: 

It doesn;t look good…might be the injury that comes back to hurt the Horns as Williams is UT’s second best Defensive back.

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:01 stevehabel
10:03
Twitter
40acressports: 

Really awful effort on kickoff tackle attempt by Earl Thomas. Touchdown by Kansas. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:03 40acressports
10:03
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Briscoe brutalized the #ut kickoff team for a 98-yard return. It’s 44-20. This is the second-most points Longhorns have allowed in 09.

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:03 suzhalliburton
10:03
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Briscoe returns kickoff 98 yards to give KU a little something to brag about. That’s a part of the UT game that always need help.

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:03 stevehabel
10:04
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

FYI — Shipley is six yards away from school record for most receiving yards in season. Betting both McCoy and Shipley will be back in.

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:04 suzhalliburton
10:06
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

terrific catch by Shipley for the record. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:06 suzhalliburton
10:06
Brian: 

Wow great catch by Shipley. That ball barely got in there.

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:06 Brian
10:07
Twitter
40acressports: 

This #BCS talk is making me nauseous. I don’t know how ESPNs Brad Edwards sleeps at night profiting on such an unholy career. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:07 40acressports
10:10
Twitter
40acressports: 

Texas only up 24 with full quarter to go, so now ABC gritching that Garrett Gilbert should be in there. Really odd slant by ABC tonight. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:10 40acressports
10:10
Twitter
40acressports: 

RT @DavidHoustonVO: Shipley sets single-season receiving record, anncrs too busy with BCS babble to notice. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:10 40acressports
10:11
Twitter
40acressports: 

Wow. Fantastic job by Tre Newton to tip toe in bounds for the score. #UT now up 51-20.

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:11 40acressports
10:11
Twitter
40acressports: 

I’m guessing Colt and Jordan get one more play. Simple WR screen and then the 2 come off field together to ovation. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:11 40acressports
10:11
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Newton tiptoes down the sideline for a 19-yard Td that should effectively end McCoy’s career at DKR. McCoy threw for 396 yards tonight.

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:11 stevehabel
10:12
Brian: 

Texas 51, Kansas 20

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:12 Brian
10:12
Twitter
stevehabel: 

Shipley now has the best receiving season in UT histiry and all that stands between UT and Pasadena is the Ags and Nebraska. Next stop: ARL

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:12 stevehabel
10:17
Twitter
40acressports: 

Glad Earl Thomas didn’t take that to the house. Want one more play for McCoy and Shipley. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:17 40acressports
10:21
Twitter
jfoster640: 

Thank you for a great 4 years in Austin Colt! #ut #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:21 jfoster640
10:21
Twitter
insidetexas: 

Texas puts in starters and then calls timeou to give McCoy his curtain call. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:21 insidetexas
10:21
Twitter
40acressports: 

Texas sends seniors out with the offense, calls timeout and brings them off the field together. Chills. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:21 40acressports
10:22
Twitter
miggiesmalls: 

“there went the winningest qb in fbs history” #colt #ut #hookem #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:22 miggiesmalls
10:22
Twitter
40acressports: 

Walkon senior QB Walker gets a snap. ABC announcers think it’s @sherrodharris

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:22 40acressports
10:23
Brian: 

Texas runs the ball on 4th and 8 and still gets the first down.

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:23 Brian
10:28
Twitter
jfoster640: 

@suzhalliburton What happened to McGhee? Seems like he’s the forgotten man in the backfield. #ut #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:28 jfoster640
10:32
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

On sidelines. John chiles is in street clothes, wearing a boot on his right ankle. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:32 suzhalliburton
10:33
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Texas is in big 12 title game. It’s official now. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:33 suzhalliburton
10:33
Twitter
40acressports: 

Mark Mangino tells Mack Brown to “win it all” #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:33 40acressports
10:33
Twitter
40acressports: 

RT @suzhalliburton: On sidelines. John chiles is in street clothes, wearing a boot on his right ankle. #ut

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:33 40acressports
10:34
Twitter
40acressports: 

Congrats and thank you to the 2009 senior Texas Longhorns. Been a great run. 3 more to go for a title. #UT

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:34 40acressports
10:35
Twitter
jfoster640: 

Final Texas 51 Kansas 20. Bring on those POOOOOOOOR Aggies! #ut #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:35 jfoster640
10:36
Brian: 

Final score: Texas 51, Kansas 20

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:36 Brian
10:36
Twitter
suzhalliburton: 

Seniors are doing victory lap.

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:36 suzhalliburton
10:36
Brian: 

Thanks for joining us. Hook ’em!

Saturday November 21, 2009 10:36 Brian
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Sergio Kindle and the Texas defense will make Todd Reesing run for his life.

Sergio Kindle and the Texas defense will make Todd Reesing run for his life.

It’s the last home game for a group of Texas seniors that could go down as the best to play for the Longhorns. The redshirt seniors have national title rings from the 2005 season but are looking to keep winning so they can earn one of their own. Quarterback [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag] will become the winningest college QB ever and sixth year senior [tag]Jordan Shipley[/tag] actually has been on campus for an incredible 66 wins.

Will the seniors get their 43rd win today? Our predictions are below:

Brian The Texas Longhorns are playing their best football of the year and the Kansas Jayhawks are playing their worst. When turmoil hits a team they either rally together or fall apart, with the allegations this week against Mark Mangino I’m guessing it’s the latter. Horns will win big with another strong defensive showing and one last special performance between senior buds McCoy and [tag]Jordan Shipley[/tag] who will connect for two scores or more. Horns clinch Big 12 South title and the seniors go out in style. Texas 45, Kansas 13

Ross I think I have one fat finger on the pulse of this game against Kansas. I think the Longhorns will send the Jayhawks back to their alcoholic… OK, that is a little too much. The turmoil surrounding the Jayhawks may galvanize the team to rally around their embattled coach. But that would be a concern if this game was in Kansas. The Longhorns are on a mission and the defense will ruin Todd Reesing’s homecoming. Texas 38, Kansas 10

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Posted October 28th, 2009 by Ross
Filed under: Feature, Football

WTH?! (What the Heck?) moments are attempts to find the memorable and the off-beat perspective on Longhorns sports. Here are some interesting moments from the Texas’ game against the Missouri Tigers.

WRs Jordan Shipley and Marquise Goodwin were part of a resurgent offense. (Statesman.com)

WRs Jordan Shipley and Marquise Goodwin were part of resurgent offense. (Statesman.com)

Pregame WTH McCoy?! Great game by [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag] who finished with 26 of 31 for 269 yards 3 TD’s and 1 interception. He nailed it during the pregame stretching when he was yelling at the team “this is our house, from the very beginning… lets go.” Colt knew exactly what he was talking about by leading the team to three straight scoring drives to put the Tigers away.

1st Quarter (8:08) WTH Mack?! Gutsy call by Mack Brown to order up a fake punt on 4th down on their own 47 yard line. Texas was only up one score and the message that was sent to the Tigers was it was going to be the Horns day.

Start of the 2nd Quarter WTH Mizzou fans?! It was Mizzou’s homecoming that they claim to have started back in 1911. Never new a simple call from the office of the president at Missouri to come back and watch a football game was such a momentous occasion. Wow, way to fire up the football fans with bringing out former MU basketball player Steve Stipanovich (1,836 points & 984 rebounds from 80-83). Let’s bring out our stud UT LaSalle Thompson (1,463 points & 1,027 rebounds from 79-82) next time the Tigers come to Austin.

2nd Quarter (:51) WTH Herbstreit?! You may not be good at predicting winners on the Gameday set early that morning in Provo (3-6), but you sure good at predicting UT scores. Kirk Herbstreit was wondering what the score was last year between the two teams at half. As soon as Kirk remembered the score (35-3), UT [tag]Curtis Brown[/tag] broke through to block the Mizzou punt in the end zone which was recovered by [tag]Malcolm Williams[/tag] to make the score 35-7 (eerily similar).

Start of the 3rd Qt. WTH ABC?! Great call by the television truck to cue up the Dave Matthews song “Too Much” with highlights from the first half which was all Longhorns.

3rd Quarter (5:45) WTH Smith?! Mizzou’s outstanding defensive player Aldon Smith had a tremendous night (11 tackles and 2 sacks). Too bad he added a bone headed play by hitting Colt out bounds (personal foul – 15 yard penalty) which caused Mack Brown to hyperventilate with the franchise lying on the sidelines.

Whole Game WTH Offensive Line?! [tag]Kyle Hix[/tag], [tag]Michael Huey[/tag], [tag]Chris Hall[/tag], [tag]Charlie Tanner[/tag] and [tag]Adam Ulatoski[/tag] who started the game and the rest of the big uglies should be lauded for a physical and dominant performance with the Horns gaining 400 total yards and scoring 41 points.

Next up for the Longhorn’s is a visit to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State at 7pm on Halloween night.

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Posted September 26th, 2009 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football, Live

Follow along live with 40 Acres Sports on Twitter and below for our thoughts and analysis during today’s game versus [tag]UTEP[/tag] on FSN. We’ll be live right around kickoff so join us to discuss the game right around 2:30pm this afternoon.

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ESPN’s Big 12 blog is ranking the top 40 players in the conference and so far they’ve named three Longhorns between 27 and 40. The latest is tackle [tag]Adam Ulatoski[/tag] at number 27, here’s the write-up:

Why he was picked: Over his career, Ulatoski has become one of the most productive linemen in the Big 12. He’s started 30 games at Texas, with the first 16 in his career at right tackle before moving to left tackle before the Longhorns’ Holiday Bowl victory over Arizona State in 2007. He’s been the most productive lineman on Texas’ team the last two years.

We’ll keep track of the list and let you know where other Longhorns fall.

Other Longhorns

#32 – Earl Thomas
#37 – Chris Hall

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Our live stream of consciousness posted from @40acressports on Twitter from during the Fiesta Bowl is posted below:

  • It was cool when they let blind guys sing the national anthem, but wasn’t letting a blind man design the Fiesta Bowl trophy enough? #UT 25 minutes ago
  • @springnet 77 is Luke Poehlmann, a very promising true freshman lineman. He deserves to start in 09 just due to his sweet mullet. 31 minutes ago
  • @HookEmSarah as Mack said this week, gatorade baths are for 7-5 coaches. 😉 plus I’m sure there nothing but whining on #UT msg boards. 37 minutes ago
  • What a game. Congrats Horns on the big tough win. Congrats to the seniors. #UT 40 minutes ago
  • I heart Quan and Brian Orakpo. Huge sack (and good job tackling QB too.) #UT 42 minutes ago
  • ANnouncers are acting like this thing is over. #UT 44 minutes ago
  • Unsportsmanlike could be huge. OSU kicker has big leg. Come on kickoff team. #UT 45 minutes ago
  • Tressel’s challenge gives #UT much needed timeout. Horns should actually gain yards with review. 49 minutes ago
  • That was a terrible initial spot. Clearly got first down. Replay will give it to #UT if spot doesn’t. 51 minutes ago
  • #UT needs to be in bigger hurry. 56 minutes ago
  • Not sure who #77 for #UT is but that mullet deserves playing time. 57 minutes ago
  • There’s no such thing as double pass interference, whoevere initiated contact deserves the flag. #UT 58 minutes ago
  • @joneke defense has been fantastic all game long. about an hour ago
  • Absolutely terrible pass interference call. Beasley has right to ball and ball was way short. F***! #UT about an hour ago
  • Well defended? Malcolm Williams was wide open and Colt just put it too wide. #UT about an hour ago
  • 4th quarter! Wrap this thing up boys. #UT about an hour ago
  • Attaboy Colt! You too Coach Davis. All three drives this half have been good ones (sans 20 yd sack.) #UT about an hour ago
  • Matt Hasselback is the NFL qb you reference? Weird. Is Tim announcing the game? #UT about an hour ago
  • When do you think we’ll see screen and go to Shipley? Looks set up well. #UT about an hour ago
  • 4th and 36 and we can’t even punt for first down yardage. Momentum squandered. #UT about an hour ago
  • Terrible play by Colt. Has to expect pressure on RB screen call. Drive killer. #UT about an hour ago
  • Dear Greg Davis, finally a designed run for Colt and you get a beauty of a TD run for #UT. Let’s go defense!! about 2 hours ago
  • #90 for Ohio St is dirty POS. 2nd time he clearly and intentionly went high with his hands on Colt. Hit was fine, hands to helmet isn’t. #UT about 2 hours ago
  • Very good effort by R Bobino to get first down when there wasn’t much room on fake punt. #UT about 2 hours ago
  • Fiesta Bowl trophy is one of the ugliest things on the planet. #UT about 2 hours ago
  • Crap. Holding call turns 2nd and inches into 2nd and long. #UT about 2 hours ago
  • Set your feet Colt. #UT about 2 hours ago
  • @kbohls you have to be able to trust you junior QB not to take bad risk. That one is on Colt. #UT about 2 hours ago
  • Bad underthrow by Colt costs #UT chance at at least tying FG. Huge mistake and momentum killer into halftime. about 2 hours ago
  • False starts on wide receivers drive me bats***. #UT about 3 hours ago
  • @kbohls blame out of position linebackers (due to play and blitzes) more than D-line for long runs. Agree about QB contain. #UT about 3 hours ago
  • Getting the awful feeling opposing fans felt when VY was at quarterback. Glad Pryor has no clue about watching for 1st down markers. #UT about 3 hours ago
  • 2nd and goal from 17 and we run a draw to Chris O? WTF? #UT about 3 hours ago
  • Speaking of running, where’s Fozzy? #UT about 3 hours ago
  • No attempts to get Colt McCoy running yet. Turn him loose Greg! #UT about 3 hours ago
  • Better drive by #UT offense but inability to get positive yards on 2nd & short is killing us. about 3 hours ago
  • Apparently that was a token holding call earlier, some pretty blatant ones on this series but we get pressure and S Kindle gets sack. #UT about 3 hours ago
  • 1st freshman mistake for Pryor. Good run but stepped out before first down with no one about to hit him. Melton rushing out of control. #UT about 4 hours ago
  • Woot!!!! Apparently holding still exists outside the Big 12! Good sign for Rak! #UT about 4 hours ago
  • Chris Hall is playing. Retweeting @suzhalliburton: @40acressports They used the depth chart from A&M about 4 hours ago
  • Chris Hall wasn’t on official depth chart for the game but #71 is in uniform at least for the Horns. Hope he’s 100% and starting. #UT about 4 hours ago
  • RT @CedGolden: Is it me or is Barry Switzer wearing a burnt orange tie with a matching hanky? #UT about 4 hours ago
  • Score predictions for #UT vs Ohio State: http://is.gd/eEb5 All three of us have the Horns winning a pretty close game. about 4 hours ago
  • RT @bevobeat: Blaine Irby up and about. Horns’ injured tight end was out tossing the ball around in pregame. http://twitpic.com/100fd about 4 hours ago
  • Ah oh: No Chris Hall on the 3 deep at center for Fiesta Bowl depth chart: http://is.gd/eDRj True frosh D Snow gets start. about 5 hours ago

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Posted November 15th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Bad news on the injury front this week for the [tag]Kansas[/tag] game. We knew starting center [tag]Chris Hall[/tag] would be out with a knee injury but cornerback [tag]Aaron Williams[/tag] and tight end [tag]Ian Harris[/tag] are also out. The true freshman Williams has been big for the secondary filling in and playing well while starting corner [tag]Chykie Brown[/tag] was out, fortunately Brown is not on this week’s injury report.

Listed as questionable are two key members of the defensive line in end [tag]Brian Orakpo[/tag] and tackle [tag]Lamarr Houston[/tag]. Both players could play and rumors are both should be on the field today in Lawrence. Safety [tag]Ben Wells[/tag] is also questionable.

With the offensive line injury, off field, and performance issues the last few weeks it is very good news that left tackle [tag]Adam Ulatoski[/tag] is probable.

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