Posted January 29th, 2013 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Aggies are wanting to call themselves DBU now? Pretty funny and typical Aggie. Check it out about 4:30 into this video:

Based on what exactly? Their whopping three un-/barely drafted players riding the pine? To put it in perspective Texas, the real DBU, has that same number if you only count guys with the last name Brown. And Chykie and Tarell are both playing in the Super Bowl this weekend.

Silly Aggies. You can change conference but you can’t stop being yourselves. I guess the next Aggie video will probably claim they should be called “The U.”

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Posted September 6th, 2010 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 Rice Owls.

Sam Acho sacks the Rice QB causing a fumble.

Sam Acho sacks the Rice QB causing a fumble.

Pregame (15:00) WTH Sherman Williams?! Did your paint truck have an accident on ESPN sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards shirt? Wow…I have no fashion sense but that outfit was almost as loud as the announced attendance of 70,445 at Reliant Stadium.

1st Quarter (6:56) WTH Jones?! I can understand avoiding the dangerous kick returners that we have on the team. But watch out for our secret weapon DE returner Eddie Jones who led all Texas kickoff returners with 41 total yards.

2nd Quarter (14:48) WTH Duran RD 1?! Looks like the Hands of Stone hit the UT secondary. Cornerback Chykie Brown dropped a sure interception for a touchdown when the ball was thrown right at him. Can we say that the SI Jinx has now been applied?

2nd Quarter (7:56) WTH Cowboy?! Kenny Vaccaro was furious on consecutive plays when he lit up Rice running back Tyler Smith. How many star tattoos do you have on your arms? Special shout out to Keenan Robinson who with the help of defensive end Sam Acho turned the tables on Rice with a sack and return for a touchdown.

2nd Quarter (:04) WTH Replay Booth?! What is up with that extraordinary blooper pass completion to Rice WR Randy Kitchens that resulted in one of the two touchdowns that Rice would score? Come on CUSA officials, you could not tell me that his legs were touching before he even tried to extend the ball. Did the ball even cross the goal line? Even the television shot of Rice Coach David Bailiff showed he was surprised by the outcome.

Halftime WTH MOB?! Lost another halftime show. Prediction sure to come true that we will lose the last game of the year too! It was great to see the “oldies” volunteering to march with the band to fill out the roster.

3rd Quarter (8:55) WTH Duran RD 2?! UT cornerback Aaron Williams dropped a sure touchdown as the secondary brought their stone hands to the game. Thank goodness he did not muff a punt return…oh wait.

3rd Quarter (3:42) WTH Newton?! It is amazing how a shifty running back who finds creases makes the offensive line blocking look so much better. RB Tre Newton clearly has established himself as the lead back with his third touchdown. With Newton, Fozzy Whittaker and Cody Johnson the team ran for just under 200 yards. It was good to be stubborn against the Feisty Night Birds but when the real season starts lets mix up the play calling to help open up the run.

4th Quarter (3:40) WTH Duran RD 3?! Aaron Williams will be an all conference player at the end of the season for his defense, but he will not win many special team awards if his decision making ability does not improve. His muff punt return allowed the Owls to tack on another touchdown to make the score look better.

Next up for the Longhorn’s are the Cowboys from Wyoming at 6pm on Sept. 11th.

Thanks for following my WTH articles throughout the 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 40 Acres Sports or follow me at Horns1991. HOOK EM!!

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Posted January 7th, 2010 by Brian
Filed under: Bowls, Feature, Football

Colt McCoy will need to use his legs to complement his arm to beat Alabama.

Colt McCoy will need to use his legs to complement his arm to beat Alabama.

The big one is finally here. We’re less than a day away from the Texas Longhorns taking on the Alabama Crimson Tide for the BCS national title. No more waiting. No more listening to national experts drone on and on about how the Horns have no chance based off one game. The two teams will finally take the field and decide everything head to head.

The Longhorns are 4-point underdogs, what can they do tonight to swing things in their favor?

1. Pick up the Alabama blitz.

The Texas offensive line has been the subject of much chatter and consternation both for fans and the national media since the [tag]Nebraska[/tag] debacle. Ndamukong Suh doesn’t play for Alabama but Terrence Cody and Rolando Mcclain do and they’re not too shabby. Cody however has 4.5 tackles for loss on the season, the same number of sacks Suh on [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag] in one game.

Cody is more space-eater than playmaker, but his size and strength in the middle frees up other defenders to make plays. As a 3-4 defense the Crimson Tide will blitz frequently and from various different positions than most teams the Longhorns played this year. That will put a lot of pressure on McCoy, center [tag]Chris Hall[/tag], and the Texas running backs to identify who is coming on every play and give Colt enough time to find the open hot route.

2. Don’t give up a big pass play on blown coverage.

The huge pass play on a blown coverage between [tag]Chykie Brown[/tag] and [tag]Earl Thomas[/tag] early against A&M was one of the reasons the underdogs were able to grab some momentum and keep up with the Horns. Those two players along with [tag]Aaron Williams[/tag], [tag]Curtis Brown[/tag], and [tag]Blake Gideon[/tag] form one of the best secondaries in the history of UT football season. That’s high acclaim for a school with as strong a recent history as Texas with multiple Thorpe Award winners and former players littered throughout the NFL.

Against inexperienced Crimson Tide quarterback Greg McElroy the secondary should be a big strength, but if they make mental mistakes and let someone get wide open deep (as has happened too often the last two years) McElroy and Julio Jones will make you pay. Force the Tide to drive down the field and make them pay for their own mistakes, don’t give it to them easy thanks to assignment errors.

3. Get Colt McCoy involved in rushing attack.

The Horns need Colt McCoy’s legs not only for the running game but to get the senior QB settled in for the passing attack as well. McCoy has stated several times that a big run and even getting tackled helps get him into the rhythm of the game quicker. Texas is a pass-first team but they need to run to keep the Alabama defense honest and to open up the playaction pass. McCoy on a few designed runs (zone read, speed option, QB draws) and also some improvised scrambles for big yardage would be the difference against an excellent defense like Bama’s.

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It wasn’t the game most Texas fans expected, but the wild, close game against Texas A&M might end up being a blessing for the Horns and [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag]. The coaches have plenty of tape to motivate the offense and the defense all week and McCoy put on a Heisman highlight reel for the entire country. Check out highlights from the game below:

<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=56ab5418-c577-46d3-958b-ea413eba9474&#038;from=IV2_en-us_foxsports_HP&#038;fg=gtlv2" target="_new" title="Highlights: (3) Texas - Texas A M">Video: Highlights: (3) Texas &#8211; Texas A M</a>
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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
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jacksonj: 

TEXAS!!! #ut #40

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:00 jacksonj
7:00
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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insidetexas: 

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

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:20 insidetexas
7:21
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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atrubow: 

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

Saturday November 21, 2009 7:37 atrubow
7:38
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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suzhalliburton: 

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

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:22 suzhalliburton
8:22
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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
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farrier03: 

Now PLEASE put #40 in!!!!

Saturday November 21, 2009 8:23 farrier03
8:23
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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
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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
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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
Twitter
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
Twitter
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
10:36

 

 

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Posted November 18th, 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 Baylor Bears.

A family tradition: Sam Acho forced the 5th Acho fumble of the season. (Image: MB-TF)

A family tradition: Sam Acho forced the 5th Acho fumble of the season. (Image: MB-TF)

Pregame WTH Floyd Casey?! Our game should be called the Battle of the Brazos (nod to the Red River Rivalry) since the fans were split right down the middle at the 50 yard line with UT fans taking up half the stadium. Should Baylor football still get their cut of the Big XII money pot with their contribution to stadium attendances?

1st Half WTH Fox Sports?! Please talk to the Texas coaches before you broadcast another game. The television truck kept asking for replays or studio updates that caused us to miss many of the Longhorns up tempo offensive plays. Heck, they even missed on (1st Qt. 9:30) Tre’ Newton’s 45 yard touchdown run for a game update. I guess replays are more important than live plays.

1st Quarter (7:38) WTH McCoy?! [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag] please leave the Baylor fans alone. You made a good decision to throw away the football on broken play. But your pass ear holed a young Baylor band girl. I am surprised Colt you even hit a fan with the attendance that was announced (44,372).

1st Quarter (7:34 & 6:46) WTH Novak?! Referee Scott Novak and his crew screwed up on back to back unsportsmanlike penalties for taunting on the Baylor defense. Both calls were horrible since Baylor was trying to stay motivated against the second ranked team in the country down by 21 points. Thanks Scott for legislating out enthusiasm at a college football game.

2nd Quarter (1:28) WTH Chykie?! A great forced fumble by [tag]Sam Acho[/tag] which caused the ball to roll around in the end zone. [tag]Chykie Brown[/tag] had the ball in his hands but could not come up with the touchdown recovery. Oh well, Chykie had a great game by leading the team in tackles with 8 and had a bone jarring sack. WTH Shout Out to [tag]Lamarr Houston[/tag] who had 2 sacks and was constantly in the Baylor backfield.

3rd Quarter WTH Beebe?! Big XII Commissioner Dan Beebe was brought in for filler time in the booth during the 2nd half of the game. Dan thought the current BCS system needed a little tweaking with adding the strength of schedule, but shot down the idea of a playoff or a plus 1 system to determine the championship. Maybe we need to add the conference commissioners with the university presidents who do not get it when nearly everyone wants some sort of playoff.

Next Day WTH Monroe?! I know that we have all done some stupid stuff. I hope that D.J. Monroe’s lack of poor judgment (DWI arrest) does not end a great start to a college career. I’m all for second chances to those who deserve it.

WTH Shout Out?! Thanks to the fans at Bucky’s Big Red Tailgate Company who hosted this Longhorn at the Wisconsin Badger game against Michigan. You guys truly know how to throw a tailgate party and take care of a Texas fan in Madison.

Next up for the Longhorn’s is the final home game of the season against the Jayhawks at 7pm Nov. 21st.

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Posted November 14th, 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 Texas game versus [tag]Baylor[/tag] on FSN. We’ll be live right around kickoff so join us to discuss the game bright and early at 11:00am Saturday.

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Posted October 25th, 2009 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football

Watch highlights of Texas’ dominating victory over [tag]Missouri[/tag] below:

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&#038;playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:29b805ee-c683-495a-a18c-34e823b5d5f6&#038;showPlaylist=true&#038;from=IV2_en-us_foxsports_videosearch&#038;fg=everyzing" target="_new" title="Highlights: (3) Texas - Missouri">Video: Highlights: (3) Texas &#8211; Missouri</a>
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Posted October 24th, 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 tonight’s Texas game versus [tag]Missouri[/tag] on ABC. We’ll be live right around kickoff so join us to discuss the game right around 7:00pm tonight.

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Posted September 19th, 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 tonight’s game versus [tag]Texas Tech[/tag] on ABC. We’ll be live right around kickoff so join us to discuss the game right around 7pm tonight.

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6:45
Brian:  Welcome to the 40 Acres Sports live blog. Participate in the conversation here and with 40AcresSports on Twitter.
6:48
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Deon beasley is in uniform for game. #ut
6:48
Twitter 40acressports:  We’ll still be tweeting our analysis, add #40 to your tweets to have them embedded on the site. #UT
6:54
Twitter 40acressports:  @kbohls Don’t think we’ll see 3 DL, Kindle + Robinson + E Acho, and 5 DB’s a lot also? #UT #40
6:54
Twitter atrubow:  Also, Penn State’s schedule is a joke (just to be fair), so #ut shouldn’t have to worry about them. But you never know with voters. #horns
6:55
Twitter meetattexas:  RT @40acressports: Make sure you’re following @atrubow, @suzhalliburton, @InsideTexas and of course @40AcresSports for live updates. #UT #40
6:58
Brian:  Almost kickoff. Are you guys ready for some football???
7:01
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Reason why #ut didn’t send out injury report was because everyone listed on monday’s depth chart can play.
7:02
Brian:  Hoping for a big enough win tonight to not have to ever see that Tech/Crabtree gamewinning play again. Is that too much to ask?
7:03
Twitter 40acressports:  I sure hope so… RT @ChrisSanch: Last time theyll ever show the Tech highlights from last year #ut
7:05
Twitter 40acressports:  @suzhalliburton That’s what I was thinking. Beasley’s 3 years of experience against Leach’s offenses is invaluable. #UT #40
7:07
[Comment From Derek]
Whew. Is it game time yet? I’mready for this to be over.
7:09
Brian:  How much fun was it watching USC lose today? Let’s hope the Texas players come to play tonight and take care of business.
7:09
Twitter 40acressports:  ABC/ESPN loves Tebow so much they’re pretending #UF is replaying last week’s game and is showing 2nd quarter game update. #UT
7:09
Brian:  Cheerleaders and UT band taking the field now…
7:11
Twitter suzhalliburton:  David mcwilliams, former coach of both schools, is tossing coin #ut
7:11
Twitter atrubow:  Good crowd noise tonight already. #Ut #horns
7:11
Twitter stevehabel:  Tech won the toss and will receive as Leach wants to get his offense on the field first. #ut #horns #hookem
7:11
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Tech wins toss. Will receive. #ut
7:12
Twitter 40acressports:  RT @aTrubow: Good crowd noise tonight already. #Ut #horns
7:13
Brian:  Justin Tucker to kickoff
7:13
Twitter atrubow:  Welcome to Big 12 play. The season officially begins right now for #ut
7:14
Twitter 40acressports:  Texas and Texas Tech finally underway. Remember to add #40 to your tweets to add them to our live blog: http://bit.ly/deTs6 #UT
7:14
Twitter stevehabel:  Late flag twarts good Tech runback. #ut #horns #hookem
7:15
Brian:  1st pass completed by TT. Tech going with hurry up offense.
7:15
Twitter 40acressports:  Tx Tech cheating already on opening kickoff. Holding on return starts TT back at their 19 yd line. #UT
7:15
Brian:  post play penalty on somebody.
7:16
Twitter pnutbtrjelee:  are there any other Horns our there who think our Intrastate rivalry has officially shifted from A&M to Tech? #ut #40
7:17
Twitter 40acressports:  Tech already with 2 penalties after dead ball late hit. I can already hear Leach blaming the refs. #UT #40
7:17
[Comment From Derek]
Come on Muschamp. Slow them down at leAST!
7:18
Twitter atrubow:  #ut defense missing tackles left and right on this first drive. #horns
7:19
Twitter 40acressports:  Texas defense looks overmatched on first drive. Let’s hope Muschamp can make VERY fast adjustments. #UT #40
7:19
Brian:  Even big time hit can’t cause first incompletion of night. Tech receiver bobbles and catches the ball. Argh.
7:20
Twitter atrubow:  Earl Thomas and Franks played on the same high school team. Thank you @suzhalliburton for that note. #ut #horns
7:21
Twitter 40acressports:  Ball moved when his hands went near the ground but other angle shows he was underneath the ball. Right call. #UT #40
7:21
Twitter stevehabel:  Tech rolling through UT like a hot knife thru butter. #ut #horns #hookem
7:21
[Comment From JavaH]
This is sickening to watch right now. How Tech is moving down the field.
7:22
Brian:  Penalty and false start breaks up Tech rhythm and Horns force 4th and 7. Will Tech fake FG?
7:22
Twitter chipbrownob:  Sergio Kindle just got a hit in the QB on third down, helping to force a FG. Texas Tech leads it 3-0 with 11:06 left in the first
7:23
Twitter 40acressports:  Good pressure on QB on 3rd & long plus good coverage forces #Tech to kick field goal. I’ll consider that a minor victory. #UT #40
7:23
Twitter stevehabel:  First Potts incompletion ends drive but Tech field goal allows for 3-0 lead. #ut #horns #hookem
7:24
Twitter chipbrownob:  Matthew McConaughey got lots of pre-game love from Mack and Mike Leach with his girlfriend, love child and love child No. 2 on the way
7:24
Twitter insidetexas:  Tech’s first drive ends because a Kindle hit disrupts Potts’ 3rd down throw. Kindle doesn’t need a sack, just needs to stay in Potts’ face.
7:24
Twitter atrubow:  Was that a good drive for the #ut defense or not. I can’t tell. My first thought is not. #horns did put more pressure on TTU receivers late
7:25
Twitter stevehabel:  Potts 6-of-7 on opening drive. Three os the passes were thrown less than 5 yards. #ut #horns #hookem
7:25
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Happy to oblige w/orange trivia RT @aTrubow: Earl Thomas and Franks played on same hi school team. Thank you @suzhalliburton for that note.
7:25
Twitter chipbrownob:  Even with 102,000 fans in a game with all sorts of payback on the minds of fans, Godzillatron flashes a massive sign saying “MAKE NOISE!”
7:26
Twitter 40acressports:  @aTrubow As bad as it started, a FG isn’t too bad. Now time to see if Muschamp can adjust and settle his DBs down. #UT #40
7:26
Twitter marshallboone:  WOW I’m really impressed by Texas Tech…and by impressed I mean HATE. #40
7:26
Twitter chipbrownob:  OG David Snow starts in place of OG Michael Huey (ankle), who was cleared to return this week
7:27
Twitter 40acressports:  DJ Monroe REALLY wanted to run that kickoff back from 7 yards deep in the end zone. Mal Williams had to tackle him to get touchback. #UT #40
7:28
Brian:  Offensive line really got their butt whipped on that 1st down run. 2 or 3 Tech DL met McGee in   backfield.
7:28
Twitter chipbrownob:  Texas running right at end where Tech has lost Rajon Henley (injured) and is playing DT Richard Jones at DE
7:29
Twitter chipbrownob:  Dan Buckner just keeps making plays, held onto the ball after a big hit #ut #horns #collegefootball
7:29
Brian:  McCoy runs with the football. Couldnt tell if that was designed draw or if he just tucked it and ran when no one was open.
7:29
Twitter 40acressports:  Great concentration by Dan Buckner to hold onto the ball after being hit hard on crossing route. Nice catch and 15 yd gain. #UT #40
7:29
Twitter 40acressports:  Tre Newton already in the game for the Horns. good to see. #UT #40
7:29
Twitter chipbrownob:  Taylor Potts 6 of 7 passing for 57 yards on Tech’s first drive to a FG
7:30
Twitter chipbrownob:  Tech’s replacement end RIchard Jones just got around Adam Ulatoski to sack Colt McCoy with Tech just rushing 3 men #ut #horns
7:31
Twitter 40acressports:  3 man rush by Tech easily gets around Ulatoski for drive ending sack. Oline not looking good early. #UT #40
7:31
Twitter suzhalliburton:  jones runs around ulatoski to sack mccoy #ut
7:32
Twitter stevehabel:  Slip by Shipley and sack of McCoy ends UT drive. Did that punt hit the Tech player? Sure looked like it. #ut #horns #hookem
7:32
Twitter insidetexas:  Malcolm Williams may not have that many chances on offense, but he’s been huge on special teams this season. #ut
7:33
Twitter alcep:  Annoying Tech fan in front of me! Let’s see if she’s still feeling it in 4th? #UT #40
7:33
Twitter atrubow:  Good point out by @cedgolden as Ulatoski got burned on that sack. #ut #horns
7:34
Brian:  Punt hit Malcolm WIlliams at the 6. Tech starts there instead of the 1.
7:37
Twitter 40acressports:  Pressure by #UT defense definitely disrupting Potts. He threw that 3rd down ball right at E Thomas but he wasnt expecting it. Punt time. #UT
7:38
[Comment From JavaH]
Now we are talking : )
7:38
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Texas’ rush was really good on last series #ut
7:38
Twitter atrubow:  Shipley just scared the crap out of BEVO, who stood up after the touchdown return. #ut #horns
7:38
Twitter insidetexas:  This is why you save Jordan Shipley as a punt returner for the games that matter. 7-3 #ut
7:38
Twitter 40acressports:  LOOOK OUT BEVO!!! Here comes Jordan Shipley. Great defense follwed by Shipley punt return for the TOUCHDOWN! #UT 7, TT 3
7:39
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Shipley takes punt to the house then runs into bevo. Seriously. Bevo is now on his feet. #ut
7:40
Twitter stevehabel:  Watch out Bevo! Shipley almost runs over the legend after a 46-yd punt return for a TD. First the blitz, then the return. #ut #horns #hookem
7:40
Twitter 40acressports:  Punt return touchdown is going to put #UT defense right back on the field. No time for Leach to adjust. Keep the pressure one! #40
7:40
Twitter 40acressports:  @suzhalliburton Bevo having a busy day. First a dump on national TV this morning and now a touchdown celebration!! #UT #40
7:40
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Ask @cedgolden about how feisty bevo can get. He came out with horns swinging one game last year. Got away from his handlers.
7:41
Twitter 40acressports:  Tech punter looked like an even pudgier version of myself there. No way he was stopping Shipley down on that punt return. #UT #40
7:41
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Just for some background, roy williams used to be scared of bevo. #ut
7:41
Twitter atrubow:  Shipley almost discovered a new meaning to GET YOUR HORNS UP. #ut #horns
7:41
[Comment From m]
score?
7:42
Brian:  @M: Texas is leading 7-3 midway through 1st quarter.
7:43
Brian:  TExas corners giving wide receivers 15 yard cushions. Not sure how we expect that to work out.
7:43
Twitter atrubow:  Want to know why the SEC makes fun of the #big12. Look at the cushion the #ut secondary gives the Texas Tech receivers. #horns
7:46
Twitter 40acressports:  Pressure on Potts work. Can Muschamp get to him consistently? Aaron Williams dropped another pick there. #UT #40
7:47
Twitter 40acressports:  Wow. Thought we actually got a holding call against #TT linemen, but instead they called facemask. I’ll take it. #UT #40
7:47
Brian:  On the screen attempt, Earl Thomas came flying in to break up the pass. Fantastic diving effort.
7:48
Brian:  Lamarr Houston with a nice inside pass rush. Forces Potts to get rid of ball and gets big hit on hm.
7:48
Twitter 40acressports:  Herbie making it sound like #UT has some of the worst fans in college football. Apparently we think McCoy and Kindle both suck. #40
7:49
[Comment From JavaH]
I’m glad to see the D starting to step up!!
7:49
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Really impressed w/muschamp’s game plan. He’s playing nickel, getting big rush from line, with some LB blitzes #ut
7:50
Brian:  Tre Newton starts this drive at RB.
7:50
Twitter atrubow:  And just as I say that, the secondary steps up thanks to pressure from the defensive line. #ut #horns
7:51
Brian:  McCoy doesnt set his feet and throws ball well over John CHiles head. It would have been easy first down.
7:52
Twitter chipbrownob:  OG Michael Huey was in on that last series, repalacing starter OG David Snow
7:52
Brian:  Kindle hits QB and causes a duck but it still finds wide open Tech receiver.
7:55
Twitter 40acressports:  true freshman DE Alex Okafor with great pressure but tries to pick up fumble instead of falling on it. 4th and WAY long for Tech. #UT #40
7:55
Twitter insidetexas:  Okafor, thinking touchdown. Can’t blame him, nothing but green in front of him. #ut
7:55
Twitter atrubow:  Now the defense is starting to play. Lamarr Houston and Earl Thomas are #ut best defenders. #horns. Impressive.
7:56
Twitter 40acressports:  How awesome would it be if Leach didn’t punt on 4th and 41? NOW that would be pirate. #UT #40
7:56
Twitter marshallboone:  just fall on the ball…fall on the ball! FALL ON THE BALL!!!! (nevermind) #40
7:57
Twitter atrubow:  BYU getting rolled by Florida State. Another top 10 team going down? Is everything coming up #ut ?
7:57
Twitter 40acressports:  it doesn’t matter if his arm was moving forward, ball went backwards. THats a fumble either way. Don’t understand this challenge. #UT #40
7:58
Twitter atrubow:  We have a Fozzy Whittaker sighting. And IT’S ON THE FIELD!!! #ut #horns
7:58
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Fozzy whittaker on field for first time in 09. #ut
7:59
[Comment From JavaH]
LOL @ marshallboone
7:59
Twitter insidetexas:  Q package!
7:59
Twitter atrubow:  Not Fozzy. Sorry. It’s a DJ Monroe sighting. Boo on @atrubow. That guy’s an idiot. #ut #horns
7:59
Twitter suzhalliburton:  The Q lives. Who knew. #ut
8:00
Twitter 40acressports:  WOOHOOO! THe @TitosVodka package with CHiles in at QB. CHiles runs zone read up the middle easily for huge gain. #UT #40
8:00
Twitter chipbrownob:  The Q Package lives …
8:01
Twitter stevehabel:  UT uses the Q formation and it works. Chiles sprints up the middle for 37 yards. Puts UT in FG range as the 1st qtr ends. #ut #horns #hookem
8:02
Twitter suzhalliburton:  And for those wondering the tech punter is russell erxleben’s son. #ut
8:02
Twitter 40acressports:  @bevobeat If Horns get 7 here, I’m feeling good about defense so feeling good about game. Don’t want to settle for field goal! #UT #40
8:02
Twitter stevehabel:  No offensive TDs in the first qtr… what were the odds on that? #ut #horns #hookem
8:03
[Comment From Derek]
Chiles looks much quicker now than he did as QB. I think he must have lost at least a little weight.
8:03
Twitter 40acressports:  RT @stevehabel: No offensive TDs in the first qtr… what were the odds on that? #ut
8:03
Twitter stevehabel:  UT ran just 13 offensive plays in the first qtr. Tech had 22. #ut #horns #hookem
8:03
Brian:  First quarter: Texas 7, Texas Tech 3
8:05
Brian:  Colt had time to throw on 3rd and 11 but tries to dump ball off and doesn’t set his feet. Field goal attempt.
8:05
Brian:  Texas settles for field goal by Hunter Lawrence. Texas 10, Texas Tech 3.
8:06
Twitter insidetexas:  Horns held to a FG. 10-3 #ut. As long as the D keeps playing well the Horns will be fine.
8:06
Twitter stevehabel:  Lawrence FG from 43 yards gives UT 10-3 lead. McCoy is still not sharp…how long will he continue his senior slump? #ut #horns #hookem
8:07
Twitter 40acressports:  Jordan Shipley is no Mack Brown: http://bit.ly/1dcpXn #UT
8:09
Twitter TAning:  RT @LIVESTRONGTEXAS: Colt can’t blame the altitude for overthrown passes this week @HookEmFans #UT #hookem #40
8:10
Twitter stevehabel:  Potts makes great throw with Jones bearing down on him. Pressure is the key to this game. #ut #horns #hookem
8:13
Twitter 40acressports:  Good coverage by Aaron Williams on 4th down play but good Tech catch and they convert for the 1st down. Argh. #UT #40
8:14
Twitter atrubow:  Acho certainly knows how to strip the ball. #ut #Horns
8:14
Twitter insidetexas:  Texas forces a turnover after getting very close several times this half. #ut
8:14
Twitter 40acressports:  Great pressure by front 4 and E Acho sniffs out screen play and forces fumble! Texas football! #UT
8:15
Brian:  Colt McCoy sneaks for the 1st down. Texas offense moving a little better this drive.
8:15
Brian:  And just as I say that… McCoy throws high AGAIN and is intercepted. Argh.
8:15
[Comment From Dee Burleson]
where i can se the game free on internet???
8:16
Twitter atrubow:  Don’t let #ut coaches or fans fool you. Colt McCoy has not looked as accurate this year. He’s missing a lot more passes. #horns
8:17
[Comment From JavaH]
Colt is killing us by himself : (
8:17
Twitter stevehabel:  The other Acho makes a great play to strip ball on screen. Then high pass by McCoy leads to INT. Ouch…wake up Colt. #ut #horns #hookem
8:17
Twitter insidetexas:  McCoy’s passes are a bit high, just like in the first half against Wyoming. Will need to get it down like he did against Wyoming. #ut
8:17
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Think colt mccoy is still too jacked up. His throws are sailing #ut
8:18
Twitter ChrisSanch:  I dont like speculation but does McCoy have a shoulder issue? Hes missed high last week and now #ut #40
8:18
Twitter stars_gal:  You’re killing me, Colt. #UT #hookem #40
8:19
Twitter chipbrownob:  Third straight game in which Colt McCoy has thrown an interception in the first half #ut #horns #collegefootball
8:19
Twitter atrubow:  You know what’s awesome? After this game against Texas Tech, we get the excitement of watching #ut take on UTEP!!!! #horns
8:20
Twitter 40acressports:  Texas defense is carrying this team right now. Who would’ve thunk that 5 minutes into the game? #UT #40
8:21
Twitter TAning:  RT @40acressports: Texas defense is carrying this team right now. Who would’ve thunk that 5 minutes into the game? #UT #40
8:21
Twitter atrubow:  #ut should think about keeping this Will Muschamp somehow. His defense is playing great against Texas Tech.
8:21
Twitter chipbrownob:  Friend just text-messaged me: “Colt McCoy has one hour before the East Coast goes to bed.”
8:23
Twitter chipbrownob:  Colt McCoy is 5 of 9 passing for 41 yards and 1 INT, while Tech QB Taylor Potts is 19 of 28 for 120 yards. But UT D has held Tech to 3 pts
8:25
Twitter atrubow:  When will Colt learn to slide or get out of bounds. Answer: never. #ut #horns
8:26
Twitter 40acressports:  Tech offsides on 3rd and 1.5 but no call by refs. Cody Johnson gets the first anyways. #UT
8:26
Twitter insidetexas:  Last drive: “Q package!” This drive: “Q package?”
8:26
[Comment From Mandy]
What is the score
8:26
Brian:  @Mandy: Texas leads 10 – 3
8:27
Twitter 40acressports:  So much for the Q Package. Chiles doesn’t concentrate on shotgun snap and fumbles it. #UT recovers.
8:28
Twitter 40acressports:  With the way the defense has played, I pubt the ball on 4th down. No way I go for this. #UT
8:28
Brian:  Not a good punt by Justin Tucker. Only 20 yards or so. He could have backed Tech up deep but instead they’ll start near 30 yard line.
8:28
Twitter stevehabel:  That was one ugly rugby punt by Tucker…almost as bad as the showing by the UT offense on the last drive. #ut #horns #hookem
8:29
[Comment From ChrisB]
Argh. COME ON COLT!
8:29
Twitter chipbrownob:  I thought Mack Brown and Colt McCoy had a talk last Sunday about having fun and relaxing …
8:30
[Comment From JavaH]
@chipbrownob Apparently Colt wasn’t listening
8:33
Twitter 40acressports:  Tech punt team? #ut
8:34
Brian:  Whoa. Tech punt coverage team just whiffed on chance to have Texas pinned at their own 1 yard line. That would have been way too eerie reminder of adsad last year.
8:35
Twitter atrubow:  If Colt wants the Heisman he has to cut down on these INTs. One per game won’t cut it. Yes, even one per game will hurt. #ut #horns
8:37
Twitter atrubow:  Hey, a Tre Newton sighting. Amazing that #ut would try to play the running back the week after he had the best game.
8:37
Twitter 40acressports:  Good to see deep pass attemp by #UT, but I like that we took a shot to go to Williams. Little bit of contact mightve drawn flag too.
8:40
Brian:  QB draw by McCoy but V McGee whiffs on block and Colt only gets 5.
8:42
Twitter 40acressports:  #UT trying everything on offense. True freshman Marquise Goodwin in at WR in first half. #40
8:42
Twitter atrubow:  And the #ut defense is officially winning this game for the #horns. Who would have thought that? Defensive struggle. #horns
8:44
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Never thought we’d see a defensive game w/tech and #ut. Strange
8:44
Twitter stevehabel:  Smith hauls in first catch for a UT tight end at 1:03 point of second quarter in third game. Who needs a TE? #ut #horns #hookem
8:44
Twitter atrubow:  E. Acho is a playmaker. That’s his second strip. #ut #horns
8:45
Twitter 40acressports:  Some people questioned recruitment of Emmanuel Acho, just made ANOTHER great open field tackle. He’s got two forced fumbles tonight. #UT #40
8:47
Twitter 40acressports:  Whoops. Refs screwed that one up. #UT defense was awake though they didnt top until the whistle and would have lit Potts up. #40
8:47
Twitter atrubow:  Definitely a knee-jerk reaction by the officials. #ut #horns
8:47
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Leach is leaving field to smattering of boos. #ut
8:48
Twitter stevehabel:  Pirate thinking for Leach…call time out to kneel on the next snap. Defense battle is offensive to many of the fans. #ut #horns #hookem
8:49
Twitter stevehabel:  How good is UT defense…carrying the game for the Horns for the second straight week. D wins games, folks. #ut #horns #hookem
8:50
Twitter texascmj5:  I wonder what kind of BS make up call Leach will get in the 2nd half for that didn’t-take-the-knee call #40 #ut
8:52
Twitter stevehabel:  Tech ran 42 offensive plays in the 1st half to UT’s 32. Outgained TX 156-124. Tech was -7 yards rushing. #ut #horns #hookem
8:52
Twitter atrubow:  McCoy has 70 passing yards at halftime and an interception. #ut #horns
8:53
Twitter stevehabel:  McCoy completed nine passes in the half for 70 yards. Potts was 24 of 34 for 163. TT had 9 FDs, UT had 7. #ut #horns #hookem
8:54
Twitter stevehabel:  18 of Potts’ 34 throws were within five yards of the LOS. He completed 15 of those short tosses. #ut #horns #hookem
8:55
Twitter stevehabel:  Ten players caught passes for Tech in the 1st half and 12 offensive players — including Potts touched the ball for TT. #ut #horns #hookem
8:56
Twitter stevehabel:  I would think that we are in for a lot of fireworks in the second half, friends. The difference will be the UT defense. #ut #horns #hookem
8:58
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Tech people think last time tech scored so few points in a half was last year’s ou game #ut
8:58
Brian:  Who would’ve thought we’d have such a defensive struggle on our hands after one half of play? Let’s hope we see 2008 Colt McCoy in second half after seeing 2007 Colt McCoy in the first half.
9:00
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Check that. Last time tech scored 3 pts in a half was in 06, in a 12-3 loss to tcu. It was harrell’s first year as a starter. #ut
9:04
Twitter 40acressports:  RT @kbohls: A 10-3 game. Just like we expected. Yeah, after about two minutes after kickoff. Can these two defenses keep it up?#ut
9:04
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Tech hasn’t allowed a first-half offensive touchdown this season. Nice streak. #ut
9:09
Twitter 40acressports:  DJ Monroe almost bursts through there. Nice return to start second half for #UT at 35 yd line.
9:10
Twitter 40acressports:  #UT finally running some of their quick hurry up and screw it up. Either Colt or Newton went wrong way. #UT
9:10
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Official attendance is stadium record 101,297 #ut
9:10
Brian:  Nice 3rd down conversion. Colt passes to Chiles. He almost broke a tackle but he picked up about 10 yards, enough for first down.
9:12
Twitter insidetexas:  On Wednesday Mack Brown said we’d see some “new wrinkles” in the offense for the Tech game. …got to admit, didn’t think it’d be the Q.
9:12
[Comment From ChrisB]
Come on Horns!
9:13
Brian:  Buckner whiffs on needed block and gets Colt hammered. Almost fumbled. Another 3rd and 5 for Texas.
9:14
[Comment From Derek]
Like the hurry up. This worked well against Tech last year too.
9:14
Twitter 40acressports:  Colt might have had something there on that 2nd down run attempt but Dan Buckner didnt know whether to block or run route. #UT #40
9:14
Twitter suzhalliburton:  #UT was getting into its jet offense and tech called a timeout with 11:45 to go in third quarter.
9:15
Twitter atrubow:  Big opening drive here for #ut. And, yes, I’m captain obvious. OK, here’s an opinion: Newton needs to be the starting tailback. #horns
9:17
Twitter 40acressports:  Chiles is lining up 4 yards behind line of scrimmage, setting up possible double pass later? #UT
9:17
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Newton gets the first offensive TD. He scores on a 19-yd burst. #ut
9:17
Twitter atrubow:  Did I just say Newton needs to be the starting tailback? No, I couldn’t have. I’m never right. #ut #horns
9:18
Twitter insidetexas:  A running touchdown! …from further out than the one yard line! …and it wasn’t Colt McCoy! Weird. #ut
9:18
Twitter suzhalliburton:  On that call Leach was bothered by, you can’t simulate taking a knee. It’s against NCAA rules. #ut
9:18
Twitter 40acressports:  RT @whitneyredman: Officials say, knee down simulation is an illegal move. One the knee is headed down, the play is dead. #ut #tech
9:18
Twitter chipbrownob:  The auditions are over … the job is Tre’ Newton’s.
9:19
Brian:  Tre Newton looks great on back to back runs. Texas hurry up offense had Tech on their heels and Newton strikes with 19 yard touchdown run. Great start to the second half. Texas 17, Texas Tech 3
9:20
Twitter 40acressports:  Now lets get good kickoff coverage and see if #UT defense can keep up the great play. Come on Horns! #40
9:21
Brian:  Sheesh. How about a touchback? Our kickoff coverage has been mediocre at best.
9:21
Brian:  Tech starts at 40 yrd line
9:22
Brian:  Come on! Texas corners CAN’T miss tackles. Come on Chykie.
9:24
Twitter suzhalliburton:  and that makes five false starts on the o-line #ut
9:27
Twitter atrubow:  Just when you thought #ut would blow this game open …
9:27
Twitter atrubow:  Kindle didn’t just get there that time. He made the tackle. #ut #horns
9:27
Twitter 40acressports:  Back to back big tackles by Chykie Brown and Sergio Kindle brings up 4th and 1 for tech. #UT
9:28
Brian:  Potts takes snap and sneaks for first down. Didnt get much but got just enough for 1st.
9:29
Brian:  Chykie Brown beat easily on post route as Tech answers Texas’ touchdown. Back to a 7 point game again. Texas 17, Texas Tech 10
9:29
Twitter atrubow:  It’s not good when your safety blitz doesn’t get past the line of scrimmage by the time the quarterback throws the ball. #ut #Horns
9:29
Twitter insidetexas:  Tech puts the ball into the end zone for the first time this game. D has been winning this game for Texas, now is when the Horns need O. #ut
9:29
[Comment From JavaH]
What happen to the D from the 1st half????
9:30
Twitter chipbrownob:  Taylor Potts is putting on a show – 30 of 41 passing for 230 yards and 1 TD with no INTs. Texas leads 17-10 with 6:27 left in the third
9:31
Twitter suzhalliburton:  wondering why Muschamp has his safeties blitz from so deep, especially against an offense that by design, gets the ball off quickly #ut
9:32
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Leach calls an onside kick. Tech is offsides and Roberson recovers. #ut
9:32
Brian:  Crazy Dread Pirate Leach onside kicks but RB/LB Ryan Roberson recovers it. Add an offsides penalty against Tech and Texas is starting at the 50.
9:33
Twitter insidetexas:  How very…Tech. Too close for comfort on the onside. ..well penalty would have knock it out anyway.
9:34
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Some Q razzle dazzle. McCoy throws to Kirkendoll for 11 after lining up at receiver #ut
9:34
Twitter insidetexas:  Now THAT is inventive offense. #ut
9:34
Twitter 40acressports:  Mightve had an even bigger play. Colt throws high on reverse pass to Kirkendoll and he can’t keep his feet. Might had at least 10 more yds.
9:34
Brian:  As much as I complained in first half. Offensive line looking good here in the 2nd.
9:36
Twitter 40acressports:  Herbie just pointed out the Texas Tech safeties and McCoy finds wide open Dan Buckner down the seam. Down at the 1 yd line (maybe TD!?) #UT
9:36
Twitter 40acressports:  Cody Johnson time. Come on big boy! Punch it in. #UT
9:38
Twitter insidetexas:  Horns needed that score. Texas up a much more comfortable 24-10.
9:39
Brian:  Whew. Texas back up 14. Much needed score. Horns take advantage of short field after onside kick attempt. Texas 24,Texas Tech 10
9:39
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Johnson, the touchdown hog, gives #ut a 24-10 lead. (JMO, Leach, that’s why you don’t try an onside kick so early).
9:39
Twitter 40acressports:  Not much push by offensive line but CJohnson keeps legs churning and just barely crosses the plane for the TD. #UT back up 14.
9:39
Brian:  Let’s see that first half defense back this drive? Come on Horns.
9:40
Twitter 40acressports:  After recovering onside kick, Ryan Roberson now makes nice kickoff coverage tackle. Finally… Tech back on their 15 yd line. #UT
9:41
Brian:  Scratch that. Wide open Tech receiver and then bad tackling. Tech big pass play and out to midfield. Crap.
9:41
[Comment From JavaH]
@Brian Agree!!!!
9:43
Twitter 40acressports:  Man Potts’ throws just seem to float in air forever. Come on Horns! #UT defensive backs look lost and tired. #40
9:44
Twitter 40acressports:  3rd and 1. #UT defensive backs giving 15 yd cushion. Yikes.
9:44
Twitter chipbrownob:  Taylor Potts is 11 of 13 passing in the third quarter
9:45
Twitter insidetexas:  Tech responds with another TD (Thomas goes for the pick instead of the tackle). This is turning into a shootout. 24-17 #ut
9:45
Twitter chipbrownob:  Make that 12 of 14 passing in the third quarter. Potts just hit Lyle Leong for a TD, and Texas clings to a 24-17 lead
9:46
[Comment From JavaH]
1st half defense back went home : (
9:46
[Comment From Wally]
Go texas
9:46
[Comment From nate]
whos winning
9:46
Twitter atrubow:  Here’s the shootout we were waiting for. Why can’t #ut cornerbacks play physical defense from the line of scrimmage?
9:46
Twitter 40acressports:  Earl Thomas might have gotten both hands on that TD pass. Nice catch by Tech WR for the score. Time for #UT offense to answer. Again.
9:46
Twitter atrubow:  Would this be impossible? #ut #horns
9:46
Brian:  @Nate: Texas Tech just scored to make it 24-17.
9:47
[Comment From nate]
whos wining
9:47
Brian:  @Nate: Oh sorry. Texas is winning.
9:48
Brian:  Very nice catch by Dan Buckner. Big first down.
9:49
Twitter 40acressports:  Something it seems all college players struggle with. Just because it’s a trick play doesn’t mean you force it. Colt throws into 4 DBs. #UT
9:49
Twitter suzhalliburton:  #ut is in the jet offense. Chains can’t keep up
9:50
Brian:  End of 3rd quarter. Texas 24, Texas Tech 17.
9:51
Twitter insidetexas:  Nice to see Monroe and Goodwin on the wings to provide speed, but not sure if the deep passing gane is consistent enough to utilize it. #ut
9:52
[Comment From Derek]
Fourth quarter. Time for Texas to put their foot on Tech’s freaking throats and win this thing. Come on HORNS!
9:53
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Potts has thrown 48 passes. And it’s just the end of the third quarter. #ut
9:54
Brian:  Texas go for it on 4th?
9:54
Brian:  Nope. Punt team.
9:55
Twitter 40acressports:  Tucker pins Tech inside 5 yard line. Tiime for some magic. Let’s go Muschamp! #UT
9:56
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Kindle gets big push on Potts and Earl Thomas gets redemption for Crabtree play. #ut
9:57
Twitter 40acressports:  Did Earl Thomas keep his knee up?? INT by Thomas thanks to great pressure in end zone by Sergio Kindle. #UT touchdown or maybe at 20.
9:57
Twitter insidetexas:  He was down…but still, HUGE pick for Thomas coming off pressure from Kindle. #ut
9:58
Twitter 40acressports:  Thomas MIGHT have barely kept his knee up but it looked like he probably didn’t. No way replay can overrule call on field. #UT ball at 20.
9:58
Twitter 40acressports:  RT @ranriggs: A&M survives Utah State in a 38-30 slopfest. No updates yet on Fuller. See what Sherman says in the post-game presser. #gigem
9:59
Twitter 40acressports:  HUGE mistake by Kyle Hix. Holding turns 2nd down at 13 yard line into 1st and 20 at 30 yd line. Shoot. #UT
10:00
Twitter insidetexas:  Remember that Quan guy? Who caught everything? Yeeeeaahh…
10:00
Twitter 40acressports:  Ball right back to Texas Tech on interception of Malcolm Williams’ hands. SONOFA. #UT
10:00
[Comment From Chris]
Great punt
10:00
[Comment From Chris]
what outstanding pressure from the 4-man front… straight bull rush technique
10:01
[Comment From TexasFan1.11]
Hey Whats the score guys
10:01
Brian:  @TexasFan: Texas just threw another pick. The Horns are winning 24-17
10:03
Twitter 40acressports:  HUGE penalty call against the Horns. Turns 3rd and 19 into an auto first down. #UT
10:04
Twitter 40acressports:  Muckelroy with some NECESSARY roughness on that screen pass. Big hit. #UT
10:05
Twitter 40acressports:  How about that first sack of the YEAR!!>?? Kindle with the huge hit and fumble by Tech. TEXAS FOOTBALL! #UT
10:05
Twitter atrubow:  WOW! The Texas defense is laying the wood right now. #ut #horns
10:05
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Kindle gets his first sack of season and a forced fumble. Fumble hog Sam Acho gets his fourth of season. #ut
10:05
Twitter insidetexas:  Undetered by the refs attempting to turn this from a football game into a teaparty, Kindle gets his first sack with a HUGE hit.
10:05
Twitter atrubow:  I’m starting to get confused exactly what is helmet to helmet? Anybody? Bueller? Bueller? #ut #horns
10:05
[Comment From Chris]
Both teams are suffering from serious mental breakdowns
10:05
[Comment From JavaH]
Texas is starting to lose it, get your mind back please!!
10:06
[Comment From Chris]
What a hit by Muckelroy to blow up the screen.
10:06
[Comment From Chris]
The physicality of Texas has just aqsserted itself. Muckelroy and Kindle on consecutive plays
10:06
Brian:  Texas really really really needs 6 here.
10:06
Twitter 40acressports:  Kindle absolutely MURDERED Potts. Musberger wants them to play touch football. Bah. #UT #40
10:07
Twitter TheCBB:  @40acressports by rule that is an illegal hit #UT #40
10:07
Twitter missyleyva:  RT @40acressports: Kindle absolutely MURDERED Potts. Musberger wants them to play touch football. Bah. #UT #40
10:08
Twitter 40acressports:  Wow. How about some holding calls against Tech please?? Another holding call against Texas.
10:08
[Comment From Chris]
I don’t understand the argument for an illegal hit. He didn’t lead with the helmet, and it wasn’t helmet on helmet. He put his helmet on the ball
10:09
Brian:  Okay I get trying to use some clock here, but Texas has to score. 3rd and goal. Come on Colt.
10:09
Twitter 40acressports:  Whoops. Like being wrong in this case. Just assumed it was hold, instead hands to face by Tech player gives #UT a 1st down.
10:11
Twitter justinscarb:  Kindle absolutely MURDERED Potts. Musberger wants them to play touch football. Bah. #UT #40 (via @40acressports)
10:12
Brian:  Huge 3rd down ladies and gentlemen. Let’s go Horns.
10:13
[Comment From Chris]
Dangerous play call by Davis… TT didn’t need to respect teh run… But Colt converts with a laser to Buckner corssing at the end line.
10:14
Brian:  @Chris: I think if Tech had spread too far out Colt calls his own number there and runs draw up the middle.
10:14
Twitter 40acressports:  Dan Buckner has become a MAN. How about that kid? Great job getting open in back of end zone and then catching Colt’s pass for TD. #UT #40
10:14
Brian:  Texas 31, Texas Tech 17
10:15
Twitter insidetexas:  McCoy hits Buckner in the back of the end zone, TD Texas. 31-17
10:17
[Comment From Chris]
Curious call by Ruffin. Empty backfield, but he only sent four down linemen on the rush. COlt had time and picked apart the Tech zone
10:17
[Comment From Chris]
@Brian. Indeed. The Raiders dropping back in coverage seemed to all by spying Colt, waiting for the draw. This allowed Buckner to slip across behind them
10:18
Twitter 40acressports:  Sergio Kindle is now using his speed to run right around Tech tackles. #UT
10:19
Twitter 40acressports:  Texas defense better keep up pressure on Potts. #UT corners palying super soft again giving up easy catches.
10:21
[Comment From Chris]
I think it’s obvious that Muschamp has emphasized turnover creation. Players are really trying to strip the ball.
10:21
Twitter 40acressports:  Keep complaining about cushion #UT is giving Tech wideouts, but every def coordinator Texas has had has done it. Chizik, Akina, Muschamp.
10:22
Brian:  Tech drives quickly down the field in little over 2 minutes and makes this a one score game again. Sheesh. Texas 31, Texas Tech 24
10:22
[Comment From Derek]
This is killing me. Come on defense!!
10:23
Twitter suzhalliburton:  Texas defense doesn’t like to live with prosperity, giving up an 88-yard drive so that Tech could cut the lead to 31-24. #UT
10:25
[Comment From JavaH]
@Derek It is killing me too : (
10:26
[Comment From Chris]
Texas trades the long TD play for te long TD drive by playing conservatively.
10:26
Brian:  Tre Newton running well.
10:28
Twitter 40acressports:  Finally a running threat. Opening up the passing game too. First time all night Shipley has been so open. #UT
10:29
[Comment From Chris]
That delay was a tempo killer, but Chiles comes up with a good run after teh catsh
10:30
Brian:  Nothing doing on 3rd and 2. Texas will have to try field goal to stretch lead to 10.
10:30
[Comment From Chris]
Herbstreit’s comparison to Emmit Smith is looking more and more astute.
10:32
Twitter insidetexas:  Texas held on third down after a pair of blocking breakdowns. FG good. Texas still up two scores with 3:49 to go. 34-24 #ut
10:32
Twitter 40acressports:  Wish on 2nd & 1 and 3rd & 2 the Horns had just gone jumbo and stuffed Cody Johnson down Tech’s throats. #UT takes 10 pt lead.
10:33
Brian:  Nice rest for Texas defense, maybe front 4 can now go after the QB with some fire. Let’s go Kindle!
10:35
Twitter 40acressports:  Run that clock. COme on!!
10:36
Twitter programwitch:  Been watching, Kiba, via @TheAnimeNetwork DirecTV onDemand. Didn’t see #40 in list. So I watched 41 anyway. Kiba big thumbs up.
10:36
Twitter 40acressports:  Offensive pass interference is a HUGE penalty. Probably a 30 yd penalty. Ouch. Big break for #UT
10:38
Twitter 40acressports:  brent Musberger sneezing. #UT
10:39
Twitter insidetexas:  Texas corners make up for previous drive in a big way. Turnover on downs. That’s all she wrote, folks. #ut
10:39
Twitter 40acressports:  On most important pass of the night, Curtis Brown and Nolan Brewster with great coverage to break up 4th down Tech pass. #UT
10:39
[Comment From Chris]
What a disappointing end to that drive. Tech loaded the box in anticipation of the run and their #52 easily beat a bad double team by the left side of the Texas line and met Newton at teh line of scrimmage.
10:39
[Comment From Chris]
That was a bad breakdown by Ulatoski and the LG
10:40
Twitter 40acressports:  Colt McCoy and the Longhorns in victory formation. Texas Tech now out of time outs. Just a couple more kneel downs. #UT
10:41
Twitter suzhalliburton:  That’s the game.
10:41
Twitter insidetexas:  Final: Texas 34, Texas Tech 24
10:41
Twitter 40acressports:  Attention Brent Musberger, if you’re quoting Lou Holtz something is desperately wrong. #UT
10:42
[Comment From Mandy]
Score
10:42
[Comment From Chris]
Thre games in a row that Texas has failed to cover the spread. I think everyone must be wondering where the Texas offense has gone. Surely the loss of Quan Cosby can’t account for the entire difference. But this is an offense stil searching fr an identity and a rythm.
10:45
Brian:  @Chris: WHo gives a crap about the spread. See what happened to USC today? Just win baby! Texas offense looked much better in 2nd half and maybe, just maybe, found a running back in Tre Newton. Let’s hope they start off strong next time out instead of waiting till second half.
10:47
Brian:  Final Score: Texas 34, Texas Tech 24
10:48
Brian:  Thanks for participating. Big win for Texas. See you next week. Hook ’em!
10:48

 

 

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