Posted November 30th, 2011 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 the Aggies.

Pre-Game WTH 118 years?! I agree that egos have caused this rivalry to end. The Aggies says “It’s time for Texas A&M”… to slug it out with the SEC. The Horns have their path to blaze (LHN). Divorce is tough. Let’s reunite for the kids’ sake.

1st Quarter (7:26) WTH Tucker?! The 31 yard punt by Justin Tucker was making every Longhorn fan pull out their hair. The only good outcome was that most of his punts were never returned. He definitely made up for his punting woes at the end.

2nd Quarter (12:13) WTH Refs 1?! Keenan Robinson was called for roughing the passer when the QB Ryan Tannehill landed on him? Keenan must have pissed off the entire officiating crew because he also got called for a horse collar penalty in the third quarter when he clearly just had the jersey.

2nd Quarter (9:31) WTH Shipley?! This is not for the pass play to Irby for the first score. Before that play and the muffed punt that caused all the electricity for the Horns, Jaxon Shipley I think had the play of the game. On third down his bad knee gave way and he barely got a hand on the ball to knock it down. An Aggie defender was there ready to make the interception and take it to the house. Close call!

2nd Quarter (1:47) WTH Harsin?! Coach Harsin I am going to blame you for this interception thrown by Miles Onyegbule. Your innovative play calling gets this Horn team so fired up that they will throw into triple coverage to please you.

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Posted November 12th, 2011 by Brian
Filed under: Football, Live

This morning’s Texas game at Missouri will be the first test for the Longhorns’ new found rushing attack. Will it be as successful as it was against Kansas and Texas Tech? Will the defense keep playing at a high level? We’ll be active here and on Twitter and would love to have you join in on the conversation.

Follow along live with @40AcresSports on Twitter and below for our coverage. We’ll be live right at kickoff so join us to discuss the game at 11am 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!

11:09
Brian: 

Welcome. Horns start the game on defense.

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:09 Brian
11:11
Twitter
40acressports: 

Mizzou gashing the Texas defense on this first drive. Not sure why teams don’t use timeouts in situations like this. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:11 40acressports
11:12
Twitter
40acressports: 

Fumble!! Texas football! Great job by Diggs to get in on the WR screen quick and the Emmanuel Acho rips it out!! #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:12 40acressports
11:12
Twitter
gkketch: 

Emmanuel Acho forces a huge fumble in the red-zone to end a scoring chance for the Tigers. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:12 gkketch
11:13
Brian: 

That ball was out first. Both the knee and the elbow were still up before the fumble.

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:13 Brian
11:15
Twitter
gkketch: 

Fozzy Whittaker gets the start at running back for the #Longhorns today. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15 gkketch
11:15
Twitter
40acressports: 

With Bergeron and Brown dinged up, DJ Monroe and Fozzy Whittaker and COdy Johnson all on field for first offensive snap. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15 40acressports
11:18
Twitter
40acressports: 

Huge grab by DJ Grant. Great 3rd down conversion. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:18 40acressports
11:18
Twitter
gkketch: 

David Ash hits DJ Grant over the middle at the 44-yard line and the refs spot his forward progress at the 39-yard line. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:18 gkketch
11:19
Twitter
40acressports: 

No Bergeron and no Brown. And now Fozzy Whittaker with a nasty right leg injury. Holy crap. Gosh I hope he’s alright. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:19 40acressports
11:19
Twitter
gkketch: 

Not good at all. RT @DMcComasOB Oh no. I think Fozzy’s knee just blew out. He’s in a ton of pain on the ground. Non-contact injury. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:19 gkketch
11:20
Twitter
40acressports: 

Gosh. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:20 40acressports
11:20
Twitter
40acressports: 

RT @JeremyBurchard: Thinking good thoughts for @CaptnAmerica2 — along with the rest of UT. #hookem #staystrong [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:20 40acressports
11:20
Twitter
gkketch: 

The Big 12 is being savagely ripped apart by injuries. Ryan Broyles. Christine Michael. Dominique Whaley. Now possibly Fozzy. #Longhorns [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:20 gkketch
11:21
Twitter
40acressports: 

Jeremy Hills in the game. Guess neither Malcolm Brown or Joe Bergeron are playing today. Wow. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:21 40acressports
11:21
Twitter
gkketch: 

Jeremy Hills is in at running back. That tells you all you need to know about Malcolm B. and Joe Begeron. Gulp. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:21 gkketch
11:22
Twitter
40acressports: 

Do work son. Do what you do best. Throw the bomb to Marquise Goodwin. Punch it in guys! #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:22 40acressports
11:23
Brian: 

FX sideline reporter says Fozzy is done for the day. As expected.

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:23 Brian
11:25
Twitter
gkketch: 

Justin Tucker gives the #Longhorns a 3-0 lead midway through the first quarter. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:25 gkketch
11:26
Brian: 

David Ash leads the team down for a field goal. Feeling very similar to when Colt McCoy went down in BCS title game. Just stunned. Poor Fozzy.

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:26 Brian
11:26
Brian: 

Texas 3, Missouri 0

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:26 Brian
11:27
Twitter
40acressports: 

Let’s see if David Ash and the Texas defense can carry this team. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:27 40acressports
11:28
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Just saw Bryan Harsin toss the #UT playbook in the recycling bin. Now, he’s asking if anyone has notebook paper and a pen. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:28 HookEmFans
11:29
Twitter
40acressports: 

RT @CedGolden: Fozzy Whittaker has his shoulder pads off on the sideline. He is devastated. He has the look of a player who knows his se … [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:29 40acressports
11:30
Twitter
40acressports: 

Texas defense did what we desperately needed them to. 3 and out. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:30 40acressports
11:31
Twitter
40acressports: 

Of course that didn’t give Harsin and Applewhite much time to rewrite the entire playbook. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:31 40acressports
11:31
Twitter
gkketch: 

Horns force a three-and-out on defense. After a shaky first series, they looked like they had settled in a little. Ash and Co. start at 28. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:31 gkketch
11:32
Twitter
kbohls: 

Texas DB coach Duane Akina said CB Adrian Phillips can play CB, S, nickel, dime back, great at understanding concepts; smart guy. #ut [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:32 kbohls
11:32
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Bergeron with 113 yards in the first half. Texas with 300-plus yards of offense. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:32 aTrubow
11:32
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Flipped over to the Penn State game. Really poor taste by Nebraska to trot out a bunch of 12-year-old boys as their cheerleaders today. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:32 HookEmFans
11:32
Twitter
40acressports: 

Does #UT have another player who has taken snaps in wildcat? SHipley out. Maybe Mykelle Thompson? Just enough to show the formation. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:32 40acressports
11:33
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Foz Whittaker’s teammates are all coming over to shake hands with him. He’s real pro. Good example of a true student-athlete. #ut #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:33 CedGolden
11:34
Twitter
aTrubow: 

No Bergeron, No Brown. Fozzy hurt. Not exactly what Texas was hoping this game would be. Still up 3-0. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:34 aTrubow
11:34
Twitter
40acressports: 

Jeremy Hills has always had a burst. Can he find gaps and more importantly hold onto the football? #ut [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:34 40acressports
11:35
Brian: 

Damn. Big gain by DJ Monroe but holding call on Goodwin brings it back. Damn.

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:35 Brian
11:37
Twitter
40acressports: 

.@AJ_AsadQ Thompson was getting snaps at QB back when Gilbert first got hurt. Dunno if he’s done any wildcat though. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:37 40acressports
11:37
Brian: 

Damn Goodwin had it. Ash just overthrew a touchdown.

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:37 Brian
11:38
Twitter
gkketch: 

David Ash just missed a touchdown pass on a deep ball. That’s one you have to make. It was wide-open. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:38 gkketch
11:39
Twitter
40acressports: 

Screen to Hills was set up great with blockers but the one guy left unblocked killed the play. Think Hills needed to try to get corner. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:39 40acressports
11:39
Twitter
gkketch: 

Horns are forced to punt. That was a seven-point overthrow by Ash. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:39 gkketch
11:39
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Tough crowd RT T_HUNT123 Plz bench Ash.!#HookEm [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:39 HookEmFans
11:41
Twitter
40acressports: 

@edsbs Sounds like a career day passing for Martinez. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:41 40acressports
11:42
Twitter
40acressports: 

@AJ_AsadQ For the rest of the season yeah. But can’t really do that today if he hasn’t before. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:42 40acressports
11:42
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

First quarter is done, and #Horns are up 3-0. We’ll take that right now and head home. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:42 HookEmFans
11:43
Twitter
40acressports: 

Okafor with great pass rush on 3rd down. Another stop by the Texas defense. Let’s see if #UT offense can capitalize. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:43 40acressports
11:45
Twitter
40acressports: 

.@everydayreggie He’s a true freshman. Absolutely no way to tell that yet. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:45 40acressports
11:46
Twitter
40acressports: 

Texas offense can’t get too pass happy. Even without top 3 RBs we still need to ride or die with this running attack. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:46 40acressports
11:47
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Wonder if #Mizzou is gonna have to build a real stadium before going to #SEC. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:47 HookEmFans
11:47
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Really had to see Fozzy with a towel over his head and coaches coming over to him one by one to give their well-wishes. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:47 aTrubow
11:47
Twitter
40acressports: 

FX reporting Keenan Robinson is hurt. Fans have been calling for frosh Steve Edmonds to see more playing time. Now there’s no choice. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:47 40acressports
11:49
Twitter
40acressports: 

Texas coaches need to find a way to get David Ash’s legs involved with today’s game to pick up some of the slack. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:49 40acressports
11:50
Twitter
aTrubow: 

RT @ranriggs: FX reporting Keenan Robinson is hurt, too. Don’t see him on sideline. When it rains, it pours. #hookem #ut #longhorns [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:50 aTrubow
11:51
Twitter
40acressports: 

Hope so. RT @CedGolden: Joe Bergeron really getting loosened up on the sideline. Looks as if he’s preparing to play. #hookem #ut [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:51 40acressports
11:51
Twitter
ranriggs: 

FX reporting Keenan Robinson is hurt, too. Don’t see him on sideline. When it rains, it pours. #hookem #ut #longhorns [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:51 ranriggs
11:52
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

@the_jmd Still better than Mussburger [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:52 HookEmFans
11:53
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Really sad to see Fozzy with a towel over his head and coaches coming over to him one by one to give their well-wishes. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:53 aTrubow
11:53
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Sad. Thanks for the heads upRT @tgraham33: @aTrubow had, sad or hate? [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:53 aTrubow
11:56
Twitter
gkketch: 

Oklahoma State has opened a fierce can of asskicking on Tech in Lubbock this morning. 28-0. Start the buses and run the clock. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:56 gkketch
11:58
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

???!!! RT @hfs13 Don’t get me wrong I love me some Texas football \m/ #HookEm …but it’s Harry Potter weekend on ABCfamily [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:58 HookEmFans
12:01
Twitter
40acressports: 

.@SuicidePrince Adrian Phillips (17) needed to hit the WR and not let him release clean. He put safety in tough spot. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:01 40acressports
12:02
Twitter
gkketch: 

Missouri takes a 7-3 lead on a James Franklin touchdown run. This #Longhorn offense has got to pick it up. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:02 gkketch
12:02
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Hey, Missouri, you realize that your TD came against a team with only four healthy players, right? It’s 7-3 them. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:02 HookEmFans
12:03
Twitter
40acressports: 

@CedGolden 4 point lead barely into 2nd quarter and you’re calling upset alert? Always this quick on the draw? 🙂 [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:03 40acressports
12:03
Twitter
aTrubow: 

The difference in this game right now is David Ash missed the touchdown throw and Franklin hit a key deep throw to set up TD. #ut #horns [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:03 aTrubow
12:05
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Doesn’t look good. Not on the sideline anymore. Looked like an ACL. RT @ajwilliams23: Any update on fozzy!?!? [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:05 aTrubow
12:06
Twitter
aTrubow: 

That was nice. But he missed a TD pass to Davis. RT @GeoffEneman: @aTrubow What about the long throw to Goodwin that set up the Texas FG? [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:06 aTrubow
12:06
Twitter
40acressports: 

Isn’t this Petros Pappadeux clown a USC booster who was in some sort of trouble around the Bush/Leinhart era? [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:06 40acressports
12:08
Twitter
gkketch: 

Without its top three running backs, its best receiver and best tight end, the Longhorn offense looks like an absolute mess right now. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:08 gkketch
12:08
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

@hfs13 UT produces problem-solvers. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:08 HookEmFans
12:08
Twitter
40acressports: 

.@arisports Didn’t whiff. Just never got close to getting out there. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:08 40acressports
12:09
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

@zadelstein Yes, I don’t think this is the A team. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:09 HookEmFans
12:09
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Keenan Robinson is out with a right thumb injury. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:09 aTrubow
12:10
Twitter
ranriggs: 

#UT announces Keenan Robinson has a right thumb injury and is out for rest of game. #hookem #longhorns [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:10 ranriggs
12:12
Twitter
DMcComasOB: 

Blatant hold on a blitzing #UT linebacker missed. CM Punk was jealous of that armbar takedown. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:12 DMcComasOB
12:12
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

@kurtito I was asked about the FX commentators, not the players. No excuse for the FX team …. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:12 HookEmFans
12:13
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Despite Brown, Bergeron and Whittaker out of this game, I still think #ut needs to run the football. Ash isn’t ready to contrl game. #horns [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:13 aTrubow
12:13
Twitter
aTrubow: 

I don’t like that call at all on Vaccaro. #ut #horns #Hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:13 aTrubow
12:13
Twitter
gkketch: 

The Longhorns have received no favors from Big 12 officials in this game. Ironic. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:13 gkketch
12:13
Twitter
40acressports: 

Seriously? College football officiating is a f***ing joke. What a terrible rule. The Mizzou RB squatted before the contact. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:13 40acressports
12:14
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Aw, come on. Perfect tackle by Vaccaro results in a personal foul penalty. This isn’t badmitton. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:14 HookEmFans
12:14
Twitter
aTrubow: 

With these calls you would think Texas broke up the Big 12 as we knew it. Oh, wait. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:14 aTrubow
12:14
Twitter
gkketch: 

Missouri scores on the very next play. Texas is on the ropes. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:14 gkketch
12:15
Twitter
aTrubow: 

And a touchdown run on the very next play. 14-3 #mizzou. Tough sequence for the #horns there. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:15 aTrubow
12:15
Twitter
40acressports: 

Refs doing what they can to help out Mizzou on that drive. Some missed blatant holds and a joke personal foul call. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:15 40acressports
12:15
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Uh-oh. Missouri breaks free for 35 yd TD run and 14-3 lead right after BS penalty. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:15 HookEmFans
12:16
Twitter
40acressports: 

Rather than trying to break tackles, offensive players should now just squat down before being hit and draw a 15 yard flag every time. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:16 40acressports
12:17
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

This game is sending me to the fridge for some unnecessary contact with a beer. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:17 HookEmFans
12:17
Twitter
aTrubow: 

I know they don’t want to, but I’d make D.J. Monroe the main guy today. Tell him it’s a 25-30 carry day if he can handle it. #ut #horns [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:17 aTrubow
12:17
Twitter
40acressports: 

No, tequila. RT @HookEmFans: This game is sending me to the fridge for some unnecessary contact with a beer. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:17 40acressports
12:18
Twitter
asilva54: 

who is this fat sonofabitch sideline reporter? “the team with the most points might win today” #stfu #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:18 asilva54
12:20
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Oy, Paden Kelley got smoked on that sack. Stacy Searels was waiting for him when he got back to the sideline. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:20 aTrubow
12:20
Twitter
gkketch: 

When I say that Texas is on the ropes, I mean they are on the ropes. David Ash is not ready for this. Defense has to lock up. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:20 gkketch
12:22
Twitter
40acressports: 

Yay. @mikepereira back for FX providing “expert” rules analysis on a league he doesn’t know the rules of. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:22 40acressports
12:22
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Jeffcoat hurt. Fozzy hurt. Robison hurt. Brown and Bergeron out. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:22 aTrubow
12:23
Twitter
tx_tine: 

So who exactly is playing?? :/ RT @aTrubow: Jeffcoat hurt. Fozzy hurt. Robison hurt. Brown and Bergeron out. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:23 tx_tine
12:23
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

Texas LB Keenan Robinson is out for the rest of the Mizzou game with a right thumb injury suffered in the 1st qtr. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:23 ChipBrownOB
12:24
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Forgot that. Shipley out, too. RT @NathanRiojas: @aTrubow Shipley too. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:24 aTrubow
12:25
Twitter
gkketch: 

Bad clock management for the Longhorns to let four seconds waste off the clock before calling a timeout. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:25 gkketch
12:26
Twitter
gkketch: 

David Ash was just intercepted. He’s basically just throwing it up and hoping. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:26 gkketch
12:27
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Halftime. 14-3 Mizzou. #ut will join the majority of the #horns who were already in the locker room with various injuries. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:27 aTrubow
12:27
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Missouri INT on lazy-Ash pass. Fitting way to end a lousy half. Missouri leads 14-3. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:27 HookEmFans
12:27
Twitter
gkketch: 

#Longhorns will be going to halftime with three points scored, down by 11. All their best offensive players are out. You figure it out. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:27 gkketch
12:27
Twitter
40acressports: 

@jakehenry Not sure what’s wrong with “fans” like you. Embarassing. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:27 40acressports
12:28
Twitter
40acressports: 

RT @JMVC_ATX: ATTN players from pee-wee to pro: make tackles just like the one for which Vaccaro was flagged & you will be a millionaire … [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:28 40acressports
12:29
Twitter
40acressports: 

Only an 11 point game. Texas offense has to make some critical halftime adjustments but this game certainly isn’t over. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:29 40acressports
12:30
Twitter
40acressports: 

May have to avoid Twitter rest of the game. Moron #UT “fans” are starting to come out in droves. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:30 40acressports
12:31
Twitter
40acressports: 

@GeoffEneman Hills not the same talent as the other guys but he had about 5 yards per carry in first half too. Got to keep running it. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:31 40acressports
12:34
Twitter
40acressports: 

@GeoffEneman Oh I was agreeing with you. Saying they need to keep running it in addition to more DJ. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:34 40acressports
12:39
Twitter
aTrubow: 

@ChuckCarltonDMN You disappeared? [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:39 aTrubow
12:41
Twitter
thatsean: 

RT @LopezOnSports: Texas Tech is playing as if they want to draft Andrew Luck. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:41 thatsean
12:45
Twitter
gkketch: 

Get the F out of here. RT @Sean_Callahan Will Compton leads Nebraska’s defense at halftime with 17 tackles. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45 gkketch
12:46
Twitter
gkketch: 

@Sean_Callahan Ha! I was about to give the man some serious props. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:46 gkketch
12:47
Twitter
40acressports: 

@jakehenry That tweet is a little better. No problem with saying he’s not the answer today. Calling an 18 year old names makes you look bad. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:47 40acressports
12:49
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Texas starts the second half from its 40. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:49 aTrubow
12:50
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Is it time to make a Case for a QB change? #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:50 HookEmFans
12:51
Twitter
40acressports: 

First series the exact opposite of what the Longhorns needed there. Rough start. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:51 40acressports
12:51
Twitter
aTrubow: 

You can’t ask Ash to win this game. He’s just not close to being ready if he has to be the main weapon or even a consistent weapon. #ut [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:51 aTrubow
12:52
Twitter
gkketch: 

Texas needed points to open third quarter. They went three and out. Ash looks alone and not ready. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:52 gkketch
12:53
Twitter
ESPNStrickland: 

Case McCoy is warming up on the sideline. #texas #longhorns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:53 ESPNStrickland
12:54
Twitter
40acressports: 

.@DeezNoze Ouch. Not on that play. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:54 40acressports
12:57
Twitter
40acressports: 

Blake Gideon. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:57 40acressports
12:58
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Jeffcoat with a great tackle with Phillips on a key third down. moves Mizzou back out of FG range. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:58 aTrubow
12:59
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Keep pounding that QB. Not that we wish injury upon anyone, but it would be nice to even things up a bit. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:59 HookEmFans
12:59
Twitter
40acressports: 

damn. Sounds very windy. Horns better get their points with the wind here in the 3rd. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:59 40acressports
1:00
Twitter
40acressports: 

@everydayreggie He wasn’t supposed to have to carry this team. He was a good component of last week’s offense. Without his RBs… … Um. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:00 40acressports
1:01
Twitter
40acressports: 

Are we legally allowed to punch people in the face who drive the Call of Duty Jeep? #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:01 40acressports
1:02
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Case McCoy into the game at quarterback for Texas. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:02 aTrubow
1:02
Twitter
40acressports: 

Case McCoy into the game for the Longhorns. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:02 40acressports
1:02
Twitter
gkketch: 

Case McCoy is in the game for the Longhorns. This thing just got interesting. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:02 gkketch
1:03
Twitter
40acressports: 

Case’s weakness isthe deep ball. The bomb has been open all day, can Case hit it any better than Ash? #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:03 40acressports
1:03
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Case McCoy comes in for Horns. Is this a good move? I’ll give my opinion in a few minutes. #typicalhornsfan [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:03 HookEmFans
1:03
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Mizzou has realized it can key in on the run. The Longhorns can break the second level. Need to complete a few passes. #ut #horns [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:03 aTrubow
1:04
Twitter
40acressports: 

McCoy misses a wide open Mike Davis for a first down. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:04 40acressports
1:04
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

McCoy – Shipley = Ash #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:04 HookEmFans
1:04
Twitter
40acressports: 

We needed that drive. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:04 40acressports
1:04
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Blocked punt. Marking Missouri down at the Texas 1. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:04 aTrubow
1:07
Twitter
40acressports: 

@MacEngelProf Might want to actually know what’s going on before speaking. Texas is without top 3 RBs all game. Thanks for trying. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:07 40acressports
1:07
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Horns desperately need a goal-line stand for 0 or 3 points here ’cause I don’t see ’em scoring 3 TDs today. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:07 HookEmFans
1:07
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Nice three stops by the #ut defense. Will keep it a two touchdown game if Mizzou makes the field goal. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:07 aTrubow
1:08
Twitter
40acressports: 

HUGE 3 plays for Texas defense. A fielld goal keeps this a 2 TD game. #UT obvs will have to suck less on offense for that to matter. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:08 40acressports
1:08
Twitter
aTrubow: 

17-3 Great hold for the defense. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:08 aTrubow
1:08
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Missouri settles for FG to make it 17-3. Coulda/shoulda been worse. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:08 HookEmFans
1:08
Twitter
gkketch: 

Huge goal line stand by the UT defense to keep it a two-score game. Three points for Mizzou after the blocked punts sets them up at the 1. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:08 gkketch
1:10
Twitter
40acressports: 

@JordanCHubbard As a preacher I will take that as God’s word. Watch out COD fans! 😉 [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:10 40acressports
1:10
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

FX keeps showing commercials for “American Horror Story.” Feel like I’m living it right now. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:10 HookEmFans
1:10
Twitter
40acressports: 

@MacEngelProf Which team would win many games missing their top 4 offensive players? Nice troll though. You got me. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:10 40acressports
1:12
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

In other news, the Cornhuskers are shutting out the Kidfuckers, 17-0. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:12 HookEmFans
1:13
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Third straight three-and-out for Texas? #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:13 aTrubow
1:13
Twitter
40acressports: 

@ibowlin79 Was talking about the injuries. Texas’ 2 backs were HURT before the game. No one is blaming field for the score. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:13 40acressports
1:14
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Great punt by Tucker to the 1 yard line. How many points do we get for that? #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:14 HookEmFans
1:16
Twitter
40acressports: 

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Tackle damnit. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:16 40acressports
1:16
Twitter
40acressports: 

@ibowlin79 Mizzou has had lots of injuries today too by the way. Another bad one now. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:16 40acressports
1:17
Twitter
gkketch: 

Oh gosh, now Henry Josey is down with a possible nasty looking knee injury. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:17 gkketch
1:18
Twitter
40acressports: 

@aaronblackerby That appears to be both team’s defensive gameplan. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:18 40acressports
1:18
Twitter
DeezNoze: 

this turf at Mizzou is HORRIBLE!!! Josey looks done for this game too now…RBs going down fast! #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:18 DeezNoze
1:19
Twitter
DeezNoze: 

Faurot Field should be condemned…no way should Mack risk running Bergeron or Brown in these conditions! #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:19 DeezNoze
1:21
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Missouri loses top player to injury. Are they playing on concrete? C’mon, Missouri, spring for the more expensive carpet pad next time. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:21 HookEmFans
1:21
Twitter
40acressports: 

Just one of those days. Punt blocked. But Texas gets the safety instead of the TD. Crapola. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:21 40acressports
1:21
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Now Texas blocks a punt. Safety to make it 17-5. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:21 aTrubow
1:22
Twitter
gkketch: 

Texas blocks a punt for a safety. It’s now 17-5. Leroy Scott with the block for the #Longhorns [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:22 gkketch
1:22
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Safety on blocked punt. Might’ve been our best shot for a TD, but we’ll take the 2 points instead. 17-5. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:22 HookEmFans
1:22
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Smart play by the Missouri defender who appeared to be pushing everything from the ball to Longhorns out of bounds. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:22 aTrubow
1:23
Twitter
40acressports: 

Who holds schools responsible for their awful field conditions? How will Mizzou afford Big 12 buyout if they can’t afford new turf? #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:23 40acressports
1:24
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Maybe Texas should try and pass on first down. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:24 aTrubow
1:24
Twitter
40acressports: 

If the field is as bad as it looks, Big 12 should step in and move next week’s #Mizzou home game to neutral site. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:24 40acressports
1:24
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

@zadelstein Worth checking. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:24 HookEmFans
1:25
Twitter
40acressports: 

Jeremy Hills gets a wildcat snap. Converts the 3rd and short. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:25 40acressports
1:26
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Good heavens, our quarterbacking is awful today. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:26 HookEmFans
1:27
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Field goal is wide. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:27 aTrubow
1:28
Twitter
40acressports: 

Don’t agree with that field goal try. What good does it make it to be a 9 point game? #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:28 40acressports
1:28
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Missed FG by Tucker wide left. Kinda needed that one, guys. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:28 HookEmFans
1:28
Twitter
gkketch: 

The Longhorns really don’t have a quarterback option that is good right now. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:28 gkketch
1:31
Twitter
40acressports: 

@iHenryG 4 best. Fozzy, Bergeron, Shipley, Brown. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:31 40acressports
1:36
Twitter
40acressports: 

Thought for sure that was going to be called a tripping on Vaccaro. Why doesn’t #UT decline that penalty? [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:36 40acressports
1:38
Twitter
40acressports: 

David Ash going back into the game for Texas. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:38 40acressports
1:38
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

@carlshaulis Yeah, maybe over the line. I think what Penn State’s officials did was a tad worse though. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:38 HookEmFans
1:39
Twitter
BUNCH: 

I really hope the Acho Bros open a eponymous restaurant somewhere down the road. Achos’ Nachos needs to happen. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:39 BUNCH
1:41
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Gonna need something strong after this game. Maybe one of those KFC Cheesy Bacon Bowls. Ready to end it all. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:41 HookEmFans
1:41
Twitter
universitycoop: 

Here we go! Ash is that you? #Hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:41 universitycoop
1:43
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

I have my rally hat on (it is one of those novelty hats with straws, and I have it plugged into a bottle of vodka). #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:43 HookEmFans
1:44
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

@LIVESTRONGTEXAS I think the answers is “both.” [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:44 HookEmFans
1:44
Twitter
40acressports: 

I’m not sure what that was a commercial for but I think I want one. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:44 40acressports
1:46
Twitter
40acressports: 

For the people bitching. Just because Ash through to a deep route doesn’t mean Texas called a “deep pass.” #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:46 40acressports
1:46
Twitter
40acressports: 

Plays consist of more than the route you throw to. There were other guys covered. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:46 40acressports
1:48
Twitter
40acressports: 

Not happy with the playcalling either since Fozzy got hurt either though. We gave up on run too fast in 1st half. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:48 40acressports
1:49
Twitter
gkketch: 

Best offense between Texas, Texas Tech and Penn State today? Has to be the Nittany Lions, right? They have a touchdown. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:49 gkketch
1:50
Twitter
40acressports: 

@DanWetzel It would be more appropriate if Willie Lyles “arranged” for the guest picker to be on ESPN over CBS for $$$ @thatsean @slmandel [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:50 40acressports
1:50
Twitter
40acressports: 

@dangjim Hills was running well before they went away from it. More 0 yard plays than desired but was averaging about 5 per carry. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:50 40acressports
1:52
Twitter
40acressports: 

FX announcers aren’t sure if having it’s 4 best players would affect the outcome of the game.Gotcha. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:52 40acressports
1:52
Twitter
40acressports: 

It’s a shame FX’s top 4 or 5 announcers must be out for this game too. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:52 40acressports
1:57
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Overthrow. Overthrow. Overthrow. Underscore. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:57 HookEmFans
1:58
Twitter
gkketch: 

This game is a stone-cold reminder of why Garrett Gilbert was named the starting quarterback in August. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:58 gkketch
1:58
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

@TStarkENT This is not an official account. There is nothing to be fired from. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:58 HookEmFans
2:01
Twitter
gkketch: 

Texas quarterbacks are 14 of 31 for 136 yards and an interception. Honestly, it doesn’t feel like they’ve completed 14 passes. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:01 gkketch
2:02
Twitter
40acressports: 

@dangjim seriously? He speaks well but half the time what he’s saying is factually incorrect. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:02 40acressports
2:03
Twitter
40acressports: 

@dangjim he’s certainly better than the play by play guy. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:03 40acressports
2:04
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

We haven’t scored a TD in the first 56 minutes. Is there much chance of scoring twice in the final 4:20? #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:04 HookEmFans
2:04
Twitter
40acressports: 

.@GregSwindell Alamo Bowl is slotted after Cotton Bowl this year. Texas must win out to make it there this year. Or Big 12 gets 2 BCS teams. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:04 40acressports
2:05
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Catch. The. Punt. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:05 HookEmFans
2:05
Twitter
40acressports: 

Fire Greg Davis again! RT @DeezNoze: Last time #ut was held without an offensive TD was also last time they were shutout, ’04 vs. OU ! [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:05 40acressports
2:06
Twitter
bryanjd: 

Yeah, TV guy–diff in UT & MO is that MO has a developed 2nd string RB to fill in after Josey injury. Uh, UT’s using 4th & 5th string RB. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:06 bryanjd
2:06
Twitter
gkketch: 

If the Texas offense were a 70-year old man, you’d give it a blue pill today. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:06 gkketch
2:06
Twitter
HookEmFans: 

Punting with 3:31 left? Surrender? #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:06 HookEmFans
2:09
Twitter
gkketch: 

Funniest part of this game is Texas missing four best offensive skill players and the announcers not understanding the impact on the game. [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:09 gkketch
2:11
Twitter
40acressports: 

Why did the ref keep the clock running when the receiver clearly went out of bounds? WTF? #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:11 40acressports
2:11
Twitter
40acressports: 

@bryanjd @gkketch Didn’t we score our only 3 offensive points on the series Fozzy played in? [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:11 40acressports
2:12
[Comment From BJBJ: ] 

I don’t think I have ever seen the top 3 running backs on a team + their top receiver not be available.

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:12 BJ
2:13
Twitter
gkketch: 

Bad loss to say the least. Missouri is a JAG of a team and they won easily. #backtothedrawingboard [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:13 gkketch
2:14
Twitter
40acressports: 

#backtothetrainingroom RT @gkketch: Bad loss to say the least. Missouri is a JAG of a team and they won easily. #backtothedrawingboard [via Twitter]

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:14 40acressports
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Posted September 3rd, 2011 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football, Live

Not everyone (maybe hardly anyone?) will be able to watch the Longhorns’ debut today against Rice but we will be watchig live thanks to Verizon and their deal with Longhorn Network. We’ll be posting frequent updates here to help you keep up with the game that you can’t see.

Follow along live with @40AcresSports on Twitter and below for our coverage of tonight’s season opener versus Rice on Longhorn Network. We’ll be live right around kickoff so join us to discuss the game at at around 7pm 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!

6:51
Brian: 

Welcome everyone to our live coverage.

Saturday September 3, 2011 6:51 Brian
6:51
Brian: 

We’ll be here and on Twitter so if you can’t see the game on Longhorn Network stay tuned.

Saturday September 3, 2011 6:51 Brian
6:56
Brian: 

Kickoff in less than 5 minutes. Pregame coverage on Longhorn Network has been great fo those of us lucky enough to have it.

Saturday September 3, 2011 6:56 Brian
6:59
Twitter
aTrubow: 

#horns are playing #Rice … I think … If only we lived in an era where college football games were available on national networks. #ut [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 6:59 aTrubow
6:59
[Comment From Guest Guest : ] 

is there any way to live stream the game online?

Saturday September 3, 2011 6:59 Guest
6:59
Brian: 

@Guest: I haven’t seen any links yet. I’ll post them if I can find them.

Saturday September 3, 2011 6:59 Brian
6:59
[Comment From TraceTrace: ] 

Waiting for LHN to be picked up by AT&T Uverse in the KC area so we can enjoy the games too.

Saturday September 3, 2011 6:59 Trace
6:59
[Comment From cjcj: ] 

how is it possible that people in texas don’t automatically get the LHN?

Saturday September 3, 2011 6:59 cj
7:00
Brian: 

@Trace I bet by Kansas at least enough carriers will have it that you can at least find it at a sports bar.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:00 Brian
7:00
[Comment From cjcj: ] 

i wetn to UT and cannot get the game… kinda stupid on the university’s part

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:00 cj
7:01
Brian: 

@CJ Find it at a sports bar. It’s week 2 of a 20 year deal. By mid season it’ll be just like any pay per view from years’ past where you had to find a sports bar carrying the game.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:01 Brian
7:01
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

so there’s no way to get the game live online????

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:01 Guest
7:02
Brian: 

@Guest: no current legal ways to stream online. That would kind of defeat the purpose of a TV network.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:02 Brian
7:02
[Comment From TraceTrace: ] 

@Brian not yet. No carriers even near this area in KS or MO are even in talks for it.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:02 Trace
7:02
[Comment From PastorBPastorB: ] 

very stupid!

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:02 PastorB
7:02
Twitter
40acressports: 

@ColtCameron Hopefully my excellent coverage will make it FEEL like you’re actually seeing it. 🙂 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:02 40acressports
7:03
Twitter
40acressports: 

Here come the Longhorns. Both Mad Dog and Bennie Wylie leading out the team. #UT #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:03 40acressports
7:04
[Comment From LBJohnsonLBJohnson: ] 

you can hear it on the radio 1300 am,1200am

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:04 LBJohnson
7:04
[Comment From Hurt FeelingsHurt Feelings: ] 

You’re already losing this battle Brian.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:04 Hurt Feelings
7:04
[Comment From cjcj: ] 

can’t take a 2 year old to a sports bar brain but thanks for the suggestion – NOT! plus i got a ton of bear in the fridge

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:04 cj
7:04
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

well I’ll keep this link open then…

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:04 Guest
7:05
Brian: 

@Hurt Feelings: no battle. This is a war. 🙂 This is the way network launches always go. Think its especially rough for people because its opening game.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:05 Brian
7:05
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

thanks for the game need it you guys rock

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:05 Guest
7:06
[Comment From CheeChee: ] 

To make it worse I have to listen to the darn Rice broadcast in Houston. No Craig Way on the radio here! This is a nightmare

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:06 Chee
7:06
[Comment From cjcj: ] 

i am so frustrated right not that i can’t even spell correctly.. the whole deal is bull shT and will probably result in alot of unhappy Horns fans

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:06 cj
7:07
Brian: 

WOAI in San Antonio use to always stream the radio broadcast online.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:07 Brian
7:07
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Longhorn DT Ashton Dorsey suspended from Rice game for violation of team rules [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:07 aTrubow
7:07
Brian: 

Try here: http://radio.woai.com/main.html

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:07 Brian
7:07
[Comment From BevolessBevoless: ] 

You know you’re right….I realllly do feel like I’m at the game! Thanks 40 Acres! Ya right!

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:07 Bevoless
7:07
[Comment From LBJohnsonLBJohnson: ] 

http://tunein.com/radio/stations/Texas-Longhorns-(Football)-Radio-Stations-a37535/

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:07 LBJohnson
7:08
Twitter
kbohls: 

RT @aTrubow: Longhorn DT Ashton Dorsey suspended from Rice game for violation of team rules [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:08 kbohls
7:08
Brian: 

Damn Cover It lIve is screwing up. Lots of tweets showing up that shouldnt.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:08 Brian
7:09
Twitter
40acressports: 

@coveritlive Having awful time with CIL tonight. Lots of random tweets showing up for no reason on event id 565200 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:09 40acressports
7:10
Twitter
40acressports: 

Game is underway. #UT wins toss and defers to second half. #40 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:10 40acressports
7:10
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Snap over the Rice QB’s head helps out #ut on the first drive. 3rd and 16 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:10 aTrubow
7:10
[Comment From LBJohnsonLBJohnson: ] 

KRLD 1080

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:10 LBJohnson
7:10
[Comment From montanamontana: ] 

where can i see the game at?

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:10 montana
7:10
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

202 on sirius xm

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:10 Guest
7:10
[Comment From BevolessBevoless: ] 

hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:10 Bevoless
7:11
Twitter
kbohls: 

Texas DC Manny Diaz blitzed S Blake Gideon on third play of the game. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:11 kbohls
7:11
Twitter
40acressports: 

Snap over QB’s head kills Rice drive quickly after positive first play. #UT will get good field position. #$) [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:11 40acressports
7:11
[Comment From ShadeltaShadelta: ] 

@Brian- I pulled up that WOAI link, and I hear them talking about a book…

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:11 Shadelta
7:11
Twitter
aTrubow: 

three and out for rice. #ut catches a punt cleanly. Maybe 2010 is really in the past. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:11 aTrubow
7:11
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

punt rice punt

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:11 Guest
7:11
[Comment From LBJohnsonLBJohnson: ] 

AT THE STADIUM

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:11 LBJohnson
7:11
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

hi guys any link so i can see the game

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:11 Guest
7:12
Twitter
40acressports: 

First punt of the year isn’t fumbled!!! Take that 2010 season!! #UT #hookem #iheartshipleys [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:12 40acressports
7:12
[Comment From LBJohnsonLBJohnson: ] 

no

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:12 LBJohnson
7:12
Twitter
kbohls: 

Texas’ first play of the game: quick pitch, no gain. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:12 kbohls
7:12
[Comment From montanamontana: ] 

really would love to see the game

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:12 montana
7:12
[Comment From acmebillyacmebilly: ] 

2nd and 10 @ 20

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:12 acmebilly
7:13
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

me to 🙁

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:13 Guest
7:13
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

how did you get the game from verizon

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:13 Guest
7:13
Brian: 

@Guest: Everyone with FiOS in Texas should be getting the game. Otherwise you need Ultimate HD package.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:13 Brian
7:13
[Comment From BevolessBevoless: ] 

This is riveting stuff u got here Brian..i’m on the edge of my seat with ur “live” feed and random spanish beiber tweet feed!

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:13 Bevoless
7:13
[Comment From acmebillyacmebilly: ] 

1st pass of the year incomplete

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:13 acmebilly
7:14
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Garrett booed after his first incomplete pass. Oh boy. Three and out for Texas. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:14 aTrubow
7:14
Brian: 

@Bevoless. No kidding. Not sure wtf is going on wiht CoverItLive tonight.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:14 Brian
7:14
Twitter
kbohls: 

Justin Tucker’s first punt in rugby style. Texas 3-and-out on first series after gaining 2 yards. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:14 kbohls
7:15
Twitter
40acressports: 

3 and out on first drive of the season? Is http://firebrianharsin.com available? #UT #40 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:15 40acressports
7:15
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Isn’t 1300 AM supposed to be broadcasting the game?

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:15 Guest
7:15
[Comment From ShadeltaShadelta: ] 

@Brian- What internet radio site can we listen to the game?

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:15 Shadelta
7:15
[Comment From acmebillyacmebilly: ] 

good punt coverage

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:15 acmebilly
7:15
[Comment From BevolessBevoless: ] 

Signing out bro. Good luck with tonight. Hook ‘Em!

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:15 Bevoless
7:15
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

neither one of those radio links worked guys…come on! where can i hear this game???

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:15 Guest
7:15
[Comment From LBJohnsonLBJohnson: ] 

http://tunein.com/radio/stations/Texas-Longhorns-(Football)-Radio-Stations-a37535/ 1080

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:15 LBJohnson
7:16
Brian: 

Most radio links won’t work guys. Been that way for years. If someone finds one they confirm works let us know.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:16 Brian
7:16
[Comment From LBJohnsonLBJohnson: ] 

KRLD

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:16 LBJohnson
7:17
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Maybe this. RT @chrissadeghi: @aTrubow I am sitting in the stands and they were booing the no call on the pass interference. Not Gilbert. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:17 aTrubow
7:17
Twitter
40acressports: 

fyi if I spell his name right, some one has already grabbed firebryanharsin.com 🙂 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:17 40acressports
7:18
Twitter
SoAguirela: 

Music Download (Seduced by the New…): Made in Brazil Podcast #40 1. Mr. Know It All- Kelly Clarkson 2. 1 + 1- Beyonc.. http://dld.bz/anTss [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:18 SoAguirela
7:18
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

yea, send the same link that doesn’t work jesus

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:18 Guest
7:18
[Comment From LBJohnsonLBJohnson: ] 

I’m listening on my laptop

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:18 LBJohnson
7:18
[Comment From GoHorns1954GoHorns1954: ] 

Craig live radio here http://player.radio.com/player/RadioPlayer.php?version=1.1.10100&station=85

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:18 GoHorns1954
7:18
[Comment From LBJohnsonLBJohnson: ] 

Gametraker here http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/gamechannel?gid=201109030067

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:18 LBJohnson
7:18
[Comment From acmebillyacmebilly: ] 

1st down rice

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:18 acmebilly
7:19
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Nice option play for RIce. Jeffcoat lined up as a linebacker and Diggs was in the game. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:19 aTrubow
7:19
Twitter
40acressports: 

@aphares210 Ha. Just making domain related predictions based on my knowledge of UT fans. 🙂 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:19 40acressports
7:19
[Comment From acmebillyacmebilly: ] 

rice move to horns 43

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:19 acmebilly
7:19
[Comment From ShadeltaShadelta: ] 

Thank you @GoHorns1954… Finally!!! A good internet radio station

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:19 Shadelta
7:20
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Rice the first team into the other’s half of the field, facing a third and 5 from the 38. #ut #horns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:20 aTrubow
7:20
Twitter
40acressports: 

First Rice Incompletion of the game. They’re driving. Only 5 minutes in but getting eerie 2010 feeling. #UT #40 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:20 40acressports
7:20
[Comment From ShadeltaShadelta: ] 

Craig live radio here http://player.radio.com/player/RadioPlayer.php?version=1.1.10100&station=85

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:20 Shadelta
7:21
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Going to get a pass interference call on Byndom here. Not sure that ball was catchable. First down Rice. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:21 aTrubow
7:21
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Rice inside the #ut 20. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:21 aTrubow
7:22
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Big third and 2 coming up inside the #ut 20 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:22 aTrubow
7:23
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Defense steps up and stops Rice on the play for a loss of 8. It was Randell and Byndom in the backfield. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:23 aTrubow
7:23
Twitter
40acressports: 

@MichaelLetts Um he attempted one pass on 3rd and long. Terrible attitude man. support your team. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:23 40acressports
7:23
Twitter
aTrubow: 

3-0 Rice after a field goal with 7:35 left. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:23 aTrubow
7:24
Twitter
40acressports: 

Rice gets a field goal after drive sputters. #UT trails early 3-0. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:24 40acressports
7:24
Twitter
kbohls: 

Nice drive by the Owls for a FG and a 3-0 lead midway through the first quarter against Texas. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:24 kbohls
7:24
Brian: 

Killing the #40 hashtag. Too much crap on twitter this year. Need to find a new one next week.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:24 Brian
7:25
Twitter
rezalwayssss: 

Kaaaaaak @mrezanugrah hari ini kita anniv yg ke 1 bulan, harap ucapan nyaaaa yaaa!!!! Aminnn, Heart you:* #40 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:25 rezalwayssss
7:25
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Haven’t noticed him on sideline. What’s he like? RT @tylerjameslee: @aTrubow manny diaz is slightly less animated than i’m used to. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:25 aTrubow
7:26
Twitter
40acressports: 

Brian Orakpo commercial for Geico is creepy. Caveman in cheerleading outfit. Wonder if that’s playing anywhere other than DC and ATX? #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:26 40acressports
7:26
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Diggs and Monroe back deep for #ut on the kickoff. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:26 aTrubow
7:27
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

Correct link for GameTracker: http://www.texassports.com/gametracker/launch/gt_mfootbl.html?event=978137&school=tex&sport=mfootbl&camefrom=&startschool=&

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:27 Guest
7:28
Twitter
aTrubow: 

#ut second drive will start at the 20. and Gilbert to Whittaker gives them first 1st down after 12-yard gain. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:28 aTrubow
7:28
[Comment From jj: ] 

where can i watch tha texas game live

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:28 j
7:28
[Comment From acmebillyacmebilly: ] 

starting at the 20

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:28 acmebilly
7:29
Twitter
40acressports: 

Very late hit by Rice. Instead of throwing a flag they just warned him and threw a flag against TExas. #UT #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:29 40acressports
7:29
Twitter
aTrubow: 

D.J. Grant with a blocking below the waist penalty puts the #horns back at 1-and-25. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:29 aTrubow
7:29
[Comment From montanamontana: ] 

must not “would like” but i must see the game… plz where can i see the game at?

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:29 montana
7:30
[Comment From texas mtexas m: ] 

where can i get a live online stream of the game

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:30 texas m
7:30
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Gilbert with his first big pass to a streaking Mike Davis for a 56 yard play. Great pass that hit him in stride. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:30 aTrubow
7:30
Twitter
40acressports: 

Gilbert to Davis!!! Beauty of a deep pass under pressure by Gilbert. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:30 40acressports
7:30
Twitter
40acressports: 

RT @char610: Alright. It’s time. Garrett Gilbert for Heisman!#UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:30 40acressports
7:31
[Comment From acmebillyacmebilly: ] 

davis to the rice 27

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:31 acmebilly
7:31
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

stadium

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:31 Guest
7:31
Brian: 

A actual screen pass to a running back but no room for Whittaker.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:31 Brian
7:32
Twitter
kbohls: 

Gilbert throws 56-yard strike to Mike Davis and Texas is about to try a FG. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:32 kbohls
7:32
Twitter
aTrubow: 

#ut will settle for a 39 yard field goal to tie the game. Set up by a 56-yard pass from Gilbert to Davis. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:32 aTrubow
7:33
Twitter
40acressports: 

Gilbert still trying to force the ball into his first read rather than moving to secondary reads. He had time to look at 2nd option. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:33 40acressports
7:33
[Comment From CloverClover: ] 

I saw GG play in the State Championship when he was at Lake Travis. He has the goods. Maybe this will be his year.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:33 Clover
7:33
[Comment From acmebillyacmebilly: ] 

field goal is good

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:33 acmebilly
7:33
[Comment From LBJohnsonLBJohnson: ] 

tied at

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:33 LBJohnson
7:34
Twitter
40acressports: 

Justin Tucker nails the field goal after drive stutters. Horns tie it up at 3. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:34 40acressports
7:34
Twitter
kbohls: 

Justin Tucker nails a 39-yard FG as the Horns tie the Owls 3-3. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:34 kbohls
7:34
Twitter
aTrubow: 

#horns and #Owls tied at 3-3 with 4:31 left in the first quarter. #ut #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:34 aTrubow
7:34
Twitter
40acressports: 

Just a warning. KNowing how twitter spammers work, watch for messages from people you don’t know with live game stream links. #UT #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:34 40acressports
7:36
[Comment From CloverClover: ] 

The live game streams don’t work. I’m sure LHN is very careful about that kind of thing.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:36 Clover
7:36
Twitter
aTrubow: 

The Red Sea parted for Rice on the kickoff, and the Owls take over at their own 48 after a 43-yard return. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:36 aTrubow
7:37
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Vaccaro took a great angle to McGuffie to hold him to a 4-yard gain. Still … first down rice at the #ut 42. #horns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:37 aTrubow
7:38
Twitter
40acressports: 

We have yet to see any #UT running back other than Fozzy. No Malcolm Brown, Bergeron, or DJ Monroe yet. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:38 40acressports
7:38
Brian: 

Texas fans and team need to get into this game. Defense is playing on their heels.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:38 Brian
7:39
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Come on over to hookem.com and follow our game thread for updates on the #ut game against Rice. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:39 aTrubow
7:40
Twitter
40acressports: 

If that personal foul had been on #UT I would say this game was EXACTLY like 2010. Whew. Big penalty on Rice. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:40 40acressports
7:41
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Lousy punt by Rice gives #ut the ball at the 31 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:41 aTrubow
7:41
Brian: 

SEeing a lot of #4 Kenny Vaccarro. Active so far this game.

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:41 Brian
7:42
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Bergeron into the game. two straight incomplete passes makes it third and 10 for #ut [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:42 aTrubow
7:43
Twitter
40acressports: 

Damn @aTrubow is way faster tweeting than my LHN feed is on FiOS. Gotta not look at Twitter. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:43 40acressports
7:43
Twitter
40acressports: 

Two straight passes bounce off Mike Davis’ hands/chest. Not a good sign for the offense. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:43 40acressports
7:43
Twitter
aTrubow: 

fumble by Rice on the punt and #ut takes over. #hookem #horns Huge break [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:43 aTrubow
7:44
Twitter
aTrubow: 

#horns have the ball on the Rice 20 after the fumbled punt. First turnover of the season. #ut #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:44 aTrubow
7:44
Twitter
40acressports: 

And then 3rd and 10 is off Darius White’s hands. Those were all balls that should have been caught. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:44 40acressports
7:44
Twitter
40acressports: 

@kylemcelligott Those 3 were all balls that should be caught. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:44 40acressports
7:44
[Comment From ZayaZaya: ] 

aTrubow thnx for the streaming

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:44 Zaya
7:44
Twitter
aTrubow: 

David Ash into the game at QB. #ut #horns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:44 aTrubow
7:45
Twitter
40acressports: 

David Ash is in. Is this regular rotation? Package of plays? QB change? #UT #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:45 40acressports
7:46
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Shipley and Whittaker have received the past two snaps. First D.J. monroe sighting puts the ball at the Rice 4. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:46 aTrubow
7:46
Twitter
kbohls: 

After three straight incompletions by Gilbert, Texas punts but recovers fumbled punt at Rice 20. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:46 kbohls
7:46
Twitter
40acressports: 

Whittaker next To Cody Johnson in the wildcat. David Ash out at wide receiver on the play. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:46 40acressports
7:47
Twitter
kbohls: 

Razzle meets dazzle. Whittaker takes a snap out of Wildcat for 6 yards, then Jaxon Shipley takes snap, hands to Foz, who gives to Monroe. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:47 kbohls
7:47
Twitter
40acressports: 

Now Shipley in at QB with a reverse to DJ Monroe? WOOOOHOOOO! #UT #40 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:47 40acressports
7:47
Twitter
aTrubow: 

David Ash into the game. Have to assume he’s going to play a part in the offense this year, or else #horns blew a QB redshirt year again. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:47 aTrubow
7:48
Twitter
40acressports: 

@MichaelLetts That’s the problem. YOu ignore great deep pass by Gilbert and the fact that he threw 3 balls that should have been caught. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:48 40acressports
7:50
Twitter
aTrubow: 

#horns with their first TD of the season. Cody Johnson from the 1. 9-3 #ut after the touchdown [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:50 aTrubow
7:51
Twitter
40acressports: 

@kylemcelligott it was thrown in tight spot and bounced off White’s hands. Not great throw but we need WRs to help out ANY of 3 QBs. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:51 40acressports
7:51
Twitter
kbohls: 

Cody Johnson bulls over for the touchdown from the 1. Who said Texas doesn’t have a run game? 10-3 Horns. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:51 kbohls
7:52
Twitter
aTrubow: 

10-3 Texas after the Cody Johnson touchdown. Lots of trickery on that 20-yard drive. #horns #hookem #ut [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:52 aTrubow
7:52
Twitter
40acressports: 

Cody Johnson rolls into end zone for Texas’ 1st td of HarsinWhite era. #UT takes 10-3 lead. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:52 40acressports
7:53
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Quandre The GIant making his presence felt on special teams. Rice starts from its own 19. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:53 aTrubow
7:53
Twitter
40acressports: 

@MichaelLetts Don’t know about Ash yet but GG def throws ball with nose down. Tougher to handle for WR. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:53 40acressports
7:53
Twitter
aTrubow: 

RT @Jake_Trotter: Ryan Broyles in 1Q. Seven catches for 120 yards. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:53 aTrubow
7:56
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Johnson couldn’t wrap up the Rice QB, who heaves up a pass for a first down. Owls ball on the 46. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:56 aTrubow
7:56
Twitter
kbohls: 

Rice resorts to trickery with TB Sam McGuffie escaping a tackle and completing a halfback pass for 15 yards to near midfield. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:56 kbohls
7:59
Twitter
kbohls: 

Longhorns playing a lot of second-teamers on defense. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 7:59 kbohls
8:00
[Comment From LBJohnsonLBJohnson: ] 

LOVE IT!!!

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:00 LBJohnson
8:00
[Comment From ShadeltaShadelta: ] 

excited about shipley at qb!

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:00 Shadelta
8:00
[Comment From ShadeltaShadelta: ] 

very nice #hookem

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:00 Shadelta
8:01
Twitter
aTrubow: 

third and 5 for Rice at midfield results in an incomplete pass. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:01 aTrubow
8:02
Brian: 

Not sure how good BYU is but their win today is a good thing for Texas. Wild game.

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:02 Brian
8:02
Twitter
aTrubow: 

#ut will take over on their own 20 with 12:17 left in the second quarter and a 10-3 lead. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:02 aTrubow
8:04
Brian: 

Would be nice to see a good, sustained 6-10 play scoring drive here out of Texas offense.

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:04 Brian
8:05
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Bergeron ets his first carry. A 6 yard gain. #ut #horns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:05 aTrubow
8:05
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Joe Bergeron makes his first appearance and gains 6 out of the-formation. Just picked up three more. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:05 CedGolden
8:06
Twitter
40acressports: 

Joe Bergeron continues to loook good. No Malcolm Brown yet though. #UT #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:06 40acressports
8:06
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aTrubow: 

Cody Johnson was stopped for a loss but picked up the first down with a second effort. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:06 aTrubow
8:06
Twitter
CedGolden: 

#Horns pick up first down with Cody Johnson. He’s a load. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:06 CedGolden
8:07
Twitter
aTrubow: 

D.J. Monroe with a carry. Ash back at QB. Who are these #horns ? #ut #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:07 aTrubow
8:07
Twitter
CedGolden: 

I like the Ash-D.J. Monroe combo platter.Nice little wrinkle. DJ ran for 6 there. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:07 CedGolden
8:07
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Ash and Monroe hook up for a two-yard pass-catch. Third and 2. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:07 CedGolden
8:07
Twitter
aTrubow: 

GIlbert had that nice long pass, but Ash looks better on the short passes after his first one. Just saying. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:07 aTrubow
8:07
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40acressports: 

Not surprised by ESPN commentators lack of knowledge about #UT QB situation. This is clearly a David Ash/MOnroe package. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:07 40acressports
8:08
Twitter
40acressports: 

Ash was in earlier and the @LonghornNetwork / ESPN guys didn’t notice. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:08 40acressports
8:08
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Here comes Garrett Gilbert on a 24-yard scramble. Horns in business at the Rice 36. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:08 CedGolden
8:08
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aTrubow: 

Gilbert back in the game and he had a nice 24-yard run. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:08 aTrubow
8:09
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Gilbert with a nice throw on the run to Darius White for a 10 yard gain and a first down. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:09 aTrubow
8:09
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Gilbert putting on a show. Avoids the sack and completes a 10-yarder to Darius White. Horns at Rice 20. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:09 CedGolden
8:11
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Can’t help but wonder what ‘backup’ QB Case McCoy is thinking with all of this Ash-tivity. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:11 CedGolden
8:11
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Boy Shipley is fast. He took the ball on the end around and almost scored. Stepped out of bounds after a 12-yard gain. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:11 aTrubow
8:11
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Jaxon Shipley stepped out of bounds at the 8-yard line. Picked up 12 yards. Premature cannon in south end zone. No TD. #Horns. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:11 CedGolden
8:11
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kbohls: 

Jaxon Shipley for 12 yards on an end-around. He’s tons faster than his brother. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:11 kbohls
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40acressports: 

Jaxon Shipley first career touch comes on WR end around. BARELY stepped out of bounds or he had a TD. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:11 40acressports
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aTrubow: 

Damn Jaxon Shipley is fast. #ut #horns #Hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:11 aTrubow
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aTrubow: 

Gilbert can’t put the offense in the end zone. 4th down. #ut will have to settle for a field goal attempt. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:13 aTrubow
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40acressports: 

Bad series for Gilbert. Couple bad throws and then should have used timeout when 2 men in motion on 3rd and goal. #UT #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:13 40acressports
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40acressports: 

Continues to not look beyond first read/Mike Davis. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:14 40acressports
8:14
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aTrubow: 

13-3 #ut after Tucker hits another field goal. #horns #ut #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:14 aTrubow
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CedGolden: 

Gilbert incomplete on third-down pass from the 6. Tucker FG puts #Horns up 13-3.#Hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:14 CedGolden
8:15
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kbohls: 

Justin Tucker, team MVP, kicks his second field goal as Texas stalls inside the 10. Horns lead 13-3 in second quarter. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:15 kbohls
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CedGolden: 

Official attendance is 101,624. Amazing what a lack of television can do for the turnstiles. Nice crowd tonight.#horns#hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:15 CedGolden
8:16
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kbohls: 

That is, uh, 13 unanswered points for your Longhorns, who are on fire. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:16 kbohls
8:17
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aTrubow: 

Gilbert is up and down today. Has had a couple of great throws and a few missed throws. He certainly needs to be more accurate. #ut #horns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:17 aTrubow
8:18
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40acressports: 

ESPN announcer not just uninformed bout #UT QBs but also on how redshirting works. Unless Ash gets hurt, he can no longer redshirt. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:18 40acressports
8:18
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kbohls: 

Texas’ Chris Whaley makes the first play of his career, a tackle by the former RB. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:18 kbohls
8:18
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aTrubow: 

Chris Whaley made the stop. Whaley is playing tackle right now. Wow. Changes everywhere. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:18 aTrubow
8:18
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CedGolden: 

Chris Whaley playing DT for the #Horns. Just got in on the stop. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:18 CedGolden
8:19
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CedGolden: 

Owls concentrating their attack on the Texas tackles. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:19 CedGolden
8:20
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CedGolden: 

QB Peterson has brought some energy to the Rice offense. 3rd and 2 at own 38.#Horns. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:20 CedGolden
8:20
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CedGolden: 

Check that: Peterson is a RB. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:20 CedGolden
8:21
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aTrubow: 

Rice looks to have another first down running the ball up the middle. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:21 aTrubow
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aTrubow: 

@Doggzilla He’s up and down. A couple of nice passes. A couple of bad ones. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:21 aTrubow
8:23
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CedGolden: 

@jeffjackson It was Darius White, who wears the same number. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:23 CedGolden
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CedGolden: 

Facemask penalty on Kheeston Randall keeps Rice drive alive.#hookem #horns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:23 CedGolden
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aTrubow: 

Randall with a facemask on 2-and-25 that gives Rice the first down. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:23 aTrubow
8:24
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CedGolden: 

@no_tengo That’s a big man. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:24 CedGolden
8:25
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aTrubow: 

Gideon misses a tackle and Tyler Smith gains 19 on a run up the middle. #ut #horns #Hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:25 aTrubow
8:25
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CedGolden: 

Tyler Smith gashes Texas for 19. Rice at #Horns 35.#hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:25 CedGolden
8:25
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40acressports: 

In case you were wondering. Just because it’s called @longhornnetwork doesn’t mean ESPN changed their policy of never showing damn replays. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:25 40acressports
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CedGolden: 

Smith for 2 yards. Rice has a 3rd and 7 at the TExs 32. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:26 CedGolden
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CedGolden: 

McHargue incomplete to Wilson. Rice attempting a 49-yard FG with 61 seconds left in the half. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:26 CedGolden
8:27
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aTrubow: 

13-6 now after a Rice field goal. Nice 49-yard make right down the middle. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:27 aTrubow
8:27
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CedGolden: 

Boswell good from 49 yards. #Horns lead Rice 13-6 in a surprisingly low scoring game.#longhorns #Hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:27 CedGolden
8:28
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aTrubow: 

Guys, come on over to Hookem.com to follow along the #ut #rice game. Running game thread. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:28 aTrubow
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aTrubow: 

56 seconds left in the half. Will #ut try and take some chances? #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:30 aTrubow
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aTrubow: 

That was a nice touch pass on a screen to Fozzy. 15-yard gain for Gilbert and Whittaker. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:31 aTrubow
8:32
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40acressports: 

First successful RB screen play since the Brett Robin era for the Horns. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:32 40acressports
8:32
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CedGolden: 

Gilbert to Fozzy Whittaker for 15. Screen passes will loosen up this Rice defense.#Longhorns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:32 CedGolden
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aTrubow: 

RT @LonghornDigest: Miles Onyegbule into the ball game on that short pass to Shipley. Flags. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:32 aTrubow
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40acressports: 

Jaxon Shipley’s first career completion is an abomination of a WR screen attempt. Eeek. Penalty negates play. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:32 40acressports
8:35
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aTrubow: 

GIlbert gets caught from behind. Third and 5 at their own 35 with :22 left in the half. #hookem #horns #ut [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:35 aTrubow
8:35
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40acressports: 

More than any pass. The 2 illegal shift penalties and that tackle for 0 yard run by Gilbert make me very worried for the season. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:35 40acressports
8:35
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aTrubow: 

#horns throw a short pass on third down short of the sticks. That’s the end of the half. #ut leads 13-6. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:35 aTrubow
8:36
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CedGolden: 

Horns up 13-6 at the half. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:36 CedGolden
8:36
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kbohls: 

Texas fans would be crucifying Greg Davis after a 13-point first half against Rice. Bryan Harsin, probably not so much. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:36 kbohls
8:40
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40acressports: 

@livingnearshamu Nope. Whats your guess. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:40 40acressports
8:40
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40acressports: 

Have the Longhorns attempted any passes more than 8 yards down field other than completion to Davis? #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:40 40acressports
8:42
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40acressports: 

RT @ChipBrownOB: Rice Band, aka “The Mob”, takes the field at halftime of UT-Rice game in this formation: “$ E C” – they never disappoin … [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:42 40acressports
8:42
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ChipBrownOB: 

RT @LeftEarDominant: “Now ask yourself, is your candidate smarter than an Aggie?” – Rice Halftime show. LOVE! [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:42 ChipBrownOB
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40acressports: 

@livingnearshamu Well we’ve fortunately overpowered them with anti Gilbert tweets. :-/ [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:44 40acressports
8:50
[Standby]  Half time…. BRB…
8:52
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ChipBrownOB: 

RT @bemamay: @ChipBrownOB I am watching the game LHN on veetle.com. Streaming live. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:52 ChipBrownOB
8:53
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kbohls: 

Texas has just a TD and two FG to show for 198 yards in the first half, the touchdown coming on a 20-yard drive after a fumble. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:53 kbohls
8:55
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CedGolden: 

@Snuffy_Jones Snutty, let me introduce you to sarcasm. Sarcasm, meet Snutty. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:55 CedGolden
8:55
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40acressports: 

RT @Andy_Staples: RT @RogStillion: I’m thinking Boise will really be in trouble when the rest of the Power Rangers show up. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:55 40acressports
8:55
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kbohls: 

Garrett Gilbert in 2011 looks, well, a lot like Gilbert in 2010. He’s 9 of 16 for 115 yards, 56 of which came on a deep ball to Mike Davis. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:55 kbohls
8:55
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CedGolden: 

@bomani_jones Maybe they don’t want to burn two freshman redshirts in one night. Surprised he hasn’t played. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:55 CedGolden
8:56
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CedGolden: 

@s_keller At this point, I’m not sure. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:56 CedGolden
8:58
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ChipBrownOB: 

Last summer, it was OU tied to Texas’ hip. This year, it sure appears Texas is about to be tied to OU’s hip – in Pac-12. #hookem #longhorns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:58 ChipBrownOB
8:59
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CedGolden: 

Gilbert tried to hook up with Davis again on the long one. This was a bit too long. Third and 7. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:59 CedGolden
8:59
Brian: 

Good protection and DAvis open. Gilbert barely missed him.

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:59 Brian
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CedGolden: 

This Shipley kids runs good routes and has great hands. Sounds familiar. 18-yard completion. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:59 CedGolden
8:59
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40acressports: 

2 plays in a row with legit time to throw and deeper passes by Gilbert. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 8:59 40acressports
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aTrubow: 

Gilbert gets it to Shipley for an 18-yard gain. If he hits him in stride it’s a touchdown. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:00 aTrubow
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CedGolden: 

Malcolm Brown just carried for four yards. First career play. No redshirt. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:00 CedGolden
9:00
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aTrubow: 

Malcolm Brown with his first carry … a 4-yard gain. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:00 aTrubow
9:00
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kbohls: 

Malcolm Brown makes his arrival with a 4 yd gain. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:00 kbohls
9:01
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CedGolden: 

Gilbert sacked for two-yard loss. Third and 8 at the Rice 39. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:01 CedGolden
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CedGolden: 

Gilbert draws boos after a bad Favre imitation. To avoid sack, he tossed the ball backward for a 14-yard loss. Wonder if he wears Wranglers. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:02 CedGolden
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aTrubow: 

14-yard loss as Gilbert is sacked and throws the ball backward for a fumble. #ut leads 13-6. Rice ball. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:02 aTrubow
9:02
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CedGolden: 

RT @thatsean: And the boo-birds show up at DKR. Nooooo, they would never boo an amateur athlete. #Texas [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:02 CedGolden
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aTrubow: 

First down run and a late hit on Gideon is going to put Rice deep in #ut territory. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:03 aTrubow
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ChipBrownOB: 

The boo birds just came out for Garrett Gilbert on Texas’ last, stalled drive. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:04 ChipBrownOB
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40acressports: 

Bullshit. Gideon went airborn to go OVER a blocker. And the Rice QB wasn’t you know, actually out of bounds. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:04 40acressports
9:04
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aTrubow: 

Rice with 1 and 10 inside the #ut 30 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:04 aTrubow
9:05
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aTrubow: 

And now make it first and goal after a 20 yard run by Tyler Smith. Rice could tie this game up. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:05 aTrubow
9:05
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40acressports: 

Biggest complaint about announcers. “He was out of bounds” after watch replay that just clearly showed he wasn’t out of bounds when hit. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:05 40acressports
9:05
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ChipBrownOB: 

Rice driving for the go-ahead touchdown with 10:36 left in the third quarter. A 20-yd run gives Owls 1st-and-goal at 8, down 13-6. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:05 ChipBrownOB
9:05
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CedGolden: 

Tyler Smith is the best RB in the stadium. Just went for 20 yards. Rice at Texas 10. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:05 CedGolden
9:06
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aTrubow: 

RT @texaslippy: Fire Greg Davis! RT @BFeldmancbs: Rice forcing Texas to punt and Horns are hearing boos as the offense comes off the field. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:06 aTrubow
9:06
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CedGolden: 

Third down and 8 for Rice at the Texas 8. Incomplete pass. Rice has to kick it here.#horns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:06 CedGolden
9:07
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aTrubow: 

Defense holds on third down. Rice will be forced to attempt a field goal. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:07 aTrubow
9:07
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aTrubow: 

13-9 now after another Rice field goal. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:07 aTrubow
9:08
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CedGolden: 

Boswell FG cuts the Texas lead to 13-9. Owls can’t get into the end zone but they are in the mix. #Horns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:08 CedGolden
9:08
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40acressports: 

It’s just one game. It’s just one game. It’s just one game. It’s just one game. It’s just one game. #UT #dyinghere [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:08 40acressports
9:08
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kbohls: 

Rice stalls inside the Texas 10, settles for a 26 yd FG to cut deficit to 13-9 and make 100,000 onlookers very nervous. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:08 kbohls
9:09
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kbohls: 

Mr. Ash, Line 2. Pick up, please. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:09 kbohls
9:09
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aTrubow: 

Shades of 2010 on the 2011 team as Rice has won the line of scrimmage battle and defense takes a bad penalty. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:09 aTrubow
9:09
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ChipBrownOB: 

Texas needs appearance of OU taking the lead on any move to Pac-12 for the Longhorns to have political cover in the Lone Star State. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:09 ChipBrownOB
9:10
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40acressports: 

@machine906 Flat is one thing. Feels scarily more like mediocre than flat. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:10 40acressports
9:11
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aTrubow: 

Gilbert back out on the field. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:11 aTrubow
9:12
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ChipBrownOB: 

Rice gest only a FG and trails Texas 13-9 with 9:01 left in the third quarter. Garrett Gilbert still at QB. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:12 ChipBrownOB
9:13
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CedGolden: 

DJ Monroe getting some work here. Five-yard run. Texas at own 48. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:13 CedGolden
9:13
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aTrubow: 

RT @Jake_Trotter: Source: OU, OSU, Pac-12 on same page. Ball in Texas’ court: http://es.pn/nz9my1 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:13 aTrubow
9:14
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aTrubow: 

Irby drops the ball when he should have had a first down. #ut #horns facing a fourth down and 1. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:14 aTrubow
9:14
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CedGolden: 

These fans are starved for a big-time RB. Every time Malcolm Brown gets the ball, they get excited.#Horns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:14 CedGolden
9:14
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CedGolden: 

Cody Johnson just bulled over the LT for a two-yard gain on fourth down at the Rice 42. 6:31 left in 3Q. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:14 CedGolden
9:15
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aTrubow: 

@TXMcCoySanford No. Haven’t seen case yet. Just Gilbert and Ash [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:15 aTrubow
9:15
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40acressports: 

Texas fans really love them some Malcolm Brown. Hits the hole fast. Seems able to bust one. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:15 40acressports
9:16
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ChipBrownOB: 

Malcolm Brown getting some carries for the Longhorns, drawing cheers from the crowd. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:16 ChipBrownOB
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CedGolden: 

Longhorn fans boo as Malcolm Brown leaves the game. They want more Malcolm.#Horns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:16 CedGolden
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40acressports: 

Incredible play. Ref threw his hat. That’s not good. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:16 40acressports
9:17
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ChipBrownOB: 

David Ash at QB, flips the ball to WR John Harris on reverse, who throws 36 yards to Jaxon Shipley for a TD. Play under review. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:17 ChipBrownOB
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aTrubow: 

Pass interference, but Shipley stepped out of bounds. At least that’s what it appeared to be. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:17 aTrubow
9:17
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40acressports: 

John Harris, former HS quarterback for CURRENT #UT quarterback. 🙂 Wonderful effort by Shipley. Did he catch it? # [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:17 40acressports
9:17
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CedGolden: 

Bryan Harsin reaches into his bag o’tricks. John Harris throws to Jax Shipley for a 36-yard TD. Shipley stepped out of bounds. Under review. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:17 CedGolden
9:17
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kbohls: 

Texas scores TD on a trick play with WR John Harris’ 36-yard pass to Jaxon Shipley, who took it away from the Rice DB. Play under review. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:17 kbohls
9:18
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40acressports: 

Hands underneath it. TEXAS TD (should be the call.) Damn this Shipley guy could be good. I heard something about (insert roomie joke here.) [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:18 40acressports
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aTrubow: 

What’s weird is the sideline official threw his hat and then never explained that. Was he forced out? #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:18 aTrubow
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aTrubow: 

Touchdown called. Shipley’s first TD as a longhorn. Harris threw him the pass on an end around. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:18 aTrubow
9:19
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aTrubow: 

#ut leads 20-9 now. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:19 aTrubow
9:19
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ChipBrownOB: 

TD pass from Harris to Shipley stands after the review. Texas up 20-9 with 5:32 in the third quarter. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:19 ChipBrownOB
9:19
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40acressports: 

Maybe this offense could be good if we open up playbook? Plays like that and Monroe/Brown runs will open up passing lanes for ANY QB. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:19 40acressports
9:19
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CedGolden: 

Touchdown stands. Texas up 20-9. WR John Harris leads Texas in passing efficiency. #Horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:19 CedGolden
9:20
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kbohls: 

Horns lead 20-9 after Shipley’s first career touchdown with 5 1/2 left in the third quarter. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:20 kbohls
9:21
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aTrubow: 

#ut fans have to breathe a sigh of relief. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:21 aTrubow
9:21
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aTrubow: 

John Harris with a touchdown pass. One more than all the #ut quarterbacks combined. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:21 aTrubow
9:24
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ChipBrownOB: 

RT @justinwells2424: @ChipBrownOB thanks a bunch on the LHN live stream on veetle.com ….big time brother ! #longhornnation [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:24 ChipBrownOB
9:27
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aTrubow: 

Rice penalties pushing the Owls back. Not easy to run up the middle when it’s first and 20. #ut #horns #hookem. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:27 aTrubow
9:27
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CedGolden: 

Rice facing a 2nd and 19. Not their forte. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:27 CedGolden
9:28
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ChipBrownOB: 

Big pass breakup by the future heart and soul of the Texas defense – LB Jordan Hicks – brings up 3rd and 19 with 2:32 left in 3rd. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:28 ChipBrownOB
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aTrubow: 

Owls down the ball at the 1 yard line. #ut will be backed up with 1:39 to go in the 3rd and a 20-9 lead. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:29 aTrubow
9:29
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40acressports: 

RT @DazeyDuck: @40acressports I hope y’all caught this at #halftime #UT #sec

[via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:29 40acressports
9:29
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CedGolden: 

The Hooters down a punt at the Texas 1-yard line. #hookem #longhorns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:29 CedGolden
9:30
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ChipBrownOB: 

Rice punts Texas down to its own 1 with 1:39 left in 3rd and UT leading 20-9. Garrett GIlbert is still QB. GG is 10-of-19 passing. #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:30 ChipBrownOB
9:30
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aTrubow: 

@BarkingCarnival 99-yard pass. We all know it. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:30 aTrubow
9:32
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CedGolden: 

Offsides penalty on Rice gives #Texas some breathing room. #Horns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:32 CedGolden
9:32
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aTrubow: 

Gilbert with another nice pass to Davis on a bomb down the sideline. That was a 55-yarder. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:32 aTrubow
9:33
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40acressports: 

I think Gilbert throws a better deep ball than he does short stuff. Especially when given time to throw. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:33 40acressports
9:33
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CedGolden: 

Gilbert to Mike Davis for 55 yards. Kid can throw a deep ball. #Horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:33 CedGolden
9:33
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

Garrett Gilbert with a 55-yd pass to Mike Davis off Texas’ goal line, then Malcolm Brown with a punishing run. UT at Rice 34 to start 4th. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:33 ChipBrownOB
9:33
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

RT @mttmilner: Thank you @ChipBrownOB for the Veetle.com info. You are a life saver [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:33 ChipBrownOB
9:34
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Nice fake to Brown as Gilbert hands to Jax Shipley for a 4-yard gain. End of third. Texas at the Rice 30. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:34 CedGolden
9:34
Twitter
CedGolden: 

@moonthego My pleasure! [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:34 CedGolden
9:35
Twitter
CedGolden: 

@KJTRedhead Thanks for reading. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:35 CedGolden
9:36
Twitter
40acressports: 

@RickyDoyle I also think the playcalling has changed drastically. As if they realized we couldn’t operate on only 40% of the playbook. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:36 40acressports
9:37
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

@gkketch @thatsean Was I the only one who picked Boise over Georgia on the pre-game show @1049TheHorn? Can’t remember … [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:37 ChipBrownOB
9:39
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

RT @BlumbergOTB Check out the picture of the Rice band at halftime at UT…

Spelled out $EC. @ #Aggies [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:39 ChipBrownOB
9:40
Twitter
CedGolden: 

You know it’s DJ Monroe when he has the ball. Such a burst. 17-yard gain on reverse.#horns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:40 CedGolden
9:40
Twitter
40acressports: 

Love the way DJ Monroe bounces up after a good run. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:40 40acressports
9:40
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

RT @sirobbins: @ChipBrownOB is Robin Hood for Longhorn fans with this veetle.com find. Yep, you can watch the #LHN streaming on veetle.com. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:40 ChipBrownOB
9:40
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Fourth quarter. #ut up 26-9 now as Fozzy runs in a touchdown from 7 yards out on the direct snap. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:40 aTrubow
9:41
Twitter
40acressports: 

Wildcat! Good zone read by Fozzy Whittaker and he keeps it for the TD. Very nice run. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:41 40acressports
9:41
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

Fozzy Whittaker TD run gives Texas a 27-9 lead with 13:06 left in the 4th. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:41 ChipBrownOB
9:41
Twitter
CedGolden: 

A little Wild Fozzy. Whittaker takes the direct snap and goes 7 yards for a TD. Horns up 27-9 with 13:06 remaining. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:41 CedGolden
9:41
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Make it 27-9 after the extra point. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:41 aTrubow
9:42
Twitter
aTrubow: 

By the way, that was 99-yard drive. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:42 aTrubow
9:42
Twitter
40acressports: 

Love seeing Garrett Gilbert fired up at the TD by Fozzy with Ash in the game. This team needs each others’ backs. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:42 40acressports
9:42
Twitter
CedGolden: 

@moonthego So glad to help! [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:42 CedGolden
9:46
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Rice facing a third and 3 at own 42 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:46 CedGolden
9:46
Twitter
CedGolden: 

McHargue incomplete pass. Owls looking the part of a beaten team now. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:46 CedGolden
9:47
Twitter
40acressports: 

@dangdaniel If you’ve watched Boise St, they’re not gimmicks. They’re a core part of the offense. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:47 40acressports
9:49
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

Greg Daniels and Desmond Jackson were lined up at DT together on the last drive for Texas. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:49 ChipBrownOB
9:50
Twitter
aTrubow: 

RT @ChipBrownOB: Greg Daniels and Desmond Jackson were lined up at DT together on the last drive for Texas. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:50 aTrubow
9:50
Twitter
40acressports: 

@RickyDoyle I think the coaches (Brown/Davis/Harsin) “protecting” Gilbert could actually be hurting him. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:50 40acressports
9:50
Twitter
40acressports: 

@RickyDoyle Gilbert seems to really struggle if you keep passing game in a 10 yard radius. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:50 40acressports
9:51
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

Garrett Porter in at left guard to spell David Snow this drive for the #Longhorns. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:51 ChipBrownOB
9:51
Twitter
40acressports: 

Did the announcers just get #UT tower lore of Rice architect/owl likeness confused w/ Frost Bank bldg? Or is it also by Rice guy? #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:51 40acressports
9:52
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Horns content to run the ball here with the 18-point lead. Timeout on the field. 9:53 left. #longhorns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:52 CedGolden
9:55
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Malcolm Brown 17 yard run. he’s a running back. #ut #horns #Hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:55 aTrubow
9:55
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Malcolm Brown goes for 17. Texas with the ball at its own 31. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:55 CedGolden
9:55
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

Malcolm Brown with a 17-yard run for Texas. Brown now has 7 carries for 43 yds (6.1 ypc). [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:55 ChipBrownOB
9:55
Twitter
40acressports: 

@dangdaniel No problem. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:55 40acressports
9:56
Twitter
40acressports: 

For the first time in 2 years, a tight end has caught a pass. #UT #feelslikeitatleast [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:56 40acressports
9:57
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

Garrett Gilbert misses Mike Davis wide open down the middle for a TD – overthrow. Missed Davis earlier for a TD with an underthrow. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:57 ChipBrownOB
9:57
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Gilbert definitely throws a pretty deep ball. He misses Davis on another nice deep route. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:57 aTrubow
9:57
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Shipley is so fast. He turns the corner so quick. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:57 aTrubow
9:57
Twitter
40acressports: 

@Kodysportskornr Excellent question [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:57 40acressports
9:58
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

RT @Ian1033: Boise St beating the hell outta Georgia. Marc Richt – get some fire resistant britches. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:58 ChipBrownOB
9:58
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Gilbert just missed Mike Davis with a long one. His best trait is the deep throw. Horns at the Rice 43 with 7:49 left. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:58 CedGolden
9:58
Twitter
40acressports: 

.@machine906 @RickyDoyle Good idea. Gilbert for deep passes/play action. David Ash for zone read/wildcat. Case McCoy for short passes. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 9:58 40acressports
10:00
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

Jordan Shipley and Quan Cosby draw huge ovation as they are shown on Godzillatron watching UT-Rice game from the sideline. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:00 ChipBrownOB
10:01
Twitter
40acressports: 

@BUNCH They also claim the horses in Littlefield Fountain will fly away if a virgin graduates from #UT. 🙂 [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:01 40acressports
10:01
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 

where is MCcoy at?

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:01 Guest
10:01
[Comment From RobertRobert: ] 

Where is MCcoy at?

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:01 Robert
10:01
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Ah, the good old days. Jumbotron spotted Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley on the sideline. Great pass-catching duo. #hookem #longhorns [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:01 CedGolden
10:02
Brian: 

@Robert: 3rd on the depth chart it looks like.

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:02 Brian
10:02
Shadelta: 

shipley legacy

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:02 Shadelta
10:02
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

RT @Keith_Whitmire: LSU will now have a longer winning streak at Cowboys Stadium than the Cowboys. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:02 ChipBrownOB
10:03
Twitter
40acressports: 

What were Vegas odds we’d make it through this game without a Shipley/McCoy brothers/fathers roomates reference? 1000000 to 1? #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:03 40acressports
10:04
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

@CincoMike Texas freshman WR Mile Onyegbule has seen the field tonight. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:04 ChipBrownOB
10:04
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Malcolm Brown showing that he’s going to be the guy for #ut … Just ripped off another first down run. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:04 aTrubow
10:04
Twitter
40acressports: 

RT @aTrubow: Malcolm Brown showing that he’s going to be the guy for #ut … Just ripped off another first down run. #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:04 40acressports
10:04
[Comment From RobertRobert: ] 

Wow!!!

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:04 Robert
10:05
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

Texas freshman RB Malcolm Brown doing some work right now. Just had a 20-yd run. Longhorns knocking on door at Rice 21. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:05 ChipBrownOB
10:06
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Easy to see why the coaches are so high on MBrown. He has the look of a closer at RB. Horns facing a 2nd and 14 at the Rice 26. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:06 CedGolden
10:06
Shadelta: 

I see a good reason why he was arguably the best RB recruiting prospect in the state of texas this year

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:06 Shadelta
10:06
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Garrett Gilbert interior screen to Foz Whittaker for a TD. 26 yards. Horns up 33-9 pending XP with 5:57 left. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:06 CedGolden
10:07
Twitter
aTrubow: 

#horns tack on another six on a 26-yard screen pass from Gilbert to Whittaker. 33-9. #hookem #ut [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:07 aTrubow
10:07
Twitter
40acressports: 

Fozzy definitely has a place in this offense. His ability to catch the ball out of backfield and his burst is great compliment. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:07 40acressports
10:07
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

Texas screen pass from Gilbert to Fozzy Whittaker for a 26-yard TD. #Longhorns up 34-9 with 5:57 left. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:07 ChipBrownOB
10:08
Shadelta: 

Feeling and looking much better over last year

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:08 Shadelta
10:08
Twitter
40acressports: 

@dangdaniel Ha. Considering it had since 1998 since this offense used any presnap motion it’s not TOO surprising. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:08 40acressports
10:08
[Comment From acmebillyacmebilly: ] 

touchdown texas! never get tired of hearing that!!!!

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:08 acmebilly
10:13
[Comment From acmebillyacmebilly : ]

way to hold’em horns
Saturday September 3, 2011 10:13 
10:14
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

Manny Diaz just dumped all his freshmen on the field: S Mykelle Thompson, DE Cedric Reed, CB Josh Turner, LB Steve Edmond, LB Tevin Jackson [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:14 ChipBrownOB
10:14
Twitter
aTrubow: 

Case McCoy into the game. #ut #horns #hookem [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:14 aTrubow
10:15
acmebilly: 

oops

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:15 acmebilly
10:15
Twitter
ChipBrownOB: 

Case McCoy now in at QB for Texas, and there’s a fumble, recovered by Rice at the Texas 34 with 4 mins left. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:15 ChipBrownOB
10:15
[Comment From omaromar: ] 

where can i see the game?! ):

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:15 omar
10:15
Twitter
CedGolden: 

Okay, tweet fans. I have to tend to newspaper deadline business. Case McCoy in at QB with 4:09 left. Malcolm Brown lost a fumble. [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:15 CedGolden
10:26
acmebilly: 

turnover horns have it!

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:26 acmebilly
10:27
Twitter
40acressports: 

Big hit by Reggie Wilson is first time all night I’ve noticed a Texas defensive end. #UT [via Twitter]

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:27 40acressports
10:27
Shadelta: 

will they score in last 20 seconds?

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:27 Shadelta
10:27
acmebilly: 

woohoo way to go horns

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:27 acmebilly
10:28
Shadelta: 

awesome!

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:28 Shadelta
10:28
Brian: 

That’s the final. Texas finishes off the Rice Owls 34 – 9. Thanks for joining us.

Saturday September 3, 2011 10:28 Brian
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Posted November 3rd, 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 the Bears.

Special Shout Out to Colt McCoy for having his number retired. Thanks #12 for 45 great wins!

1st Quarter (12:11) WTH Karate Kid?! Let’s not worry about the karate kick that Sam Acho delivered on QB Robert Griffin. The sack, fumble recovery and all out effort all game long proved to the 100,452 in attendance who is the defensive leader.

1st Quarter (9:23) WTH Matthews?! This play sums up the entire season for the Horns receivers. The right play was called but the concentration was not there. TE Barrett Matthews stone hands had a sure touchdown bounce off of them. On a positive note Garrett Gilbert played his best game of the year!

2nd Quarter (14:06) WTH Brown RD1?! The punt returners have been dismal. Thank God for the officials bailing out Curtis Brown trying to catch a punt inside his 10 yard line. Still cannot believe that the officials gave the Horns the ball on the twenty after all of that mess. Please make a change…

2nd Quarter (8:51) WTH Williams?! I hope the Longhorn receivers watched the excellent catch by Baylor’s Terrance Williams. The officials had to review it because they did not believe it. Now that is how you catch a bad pass! Great effort!

2nd Quarter (8:04) WTH Butter Fingers?! Both Alex Okafor and Keenan Robinson failed to recover a crucial fumble by Baylor. Both were trying hard to make a play but this team needs positive results.

2nd Quarter (:43) WTH Coach Blood?! Coach Muschamp calling a blitz on 3rd & 10 against the Bears when you have held them in check for most of the game? The play exposed Blake Gideon’s lack of tackling and the Bears had the first TD of the game which covered 59 yards.

3rd Quarter (10:05) WTH Defense?! Great job by Christian Scott for intercepting the ball and returning it to the Baylor 40 yard line. Too bad your defensive teammates were too eager to add two huge penalties to put the Horns back at their own 15 yard line.

3rd Quarter (1:18) WTH Briles?! I love the cool customer that is Baylor Coach Art Briles when he called two timeouts in a row to make sure he had the right 4th down call. Bears started the 4th quarter with the go ahead touchdown and all the momentum on their side.

4th Quarter (2:34) WTH Brown RD2?! Curtis Brown needs to be relieved of his punt return duties not because of his lack of skill. He was trying to make something happen when there was nothing to be had. His fumbled was recovered by Jordan Hicks but the subsequent unsportsmanlike penalty by Curtis put the Horns in a huge hole.

Next up for the Longhorn’s are the Wildcats of Kansas State in the “Little Apple” on November 6th.

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 40AcresSports or follow me at Horns1991. HOOK EM!!

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Posted October 4th, 2010 by Ross
Filed under: Feature, Football

Ugh.

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 Sooners.

WTH?! articles are supposed to be funny or poignant moments in the game. These days almost every mention is for the lack of focus this Longhorn team has shown. The Horns are out of the Top 25 for the first time in over 10 years. As the season progresses please refer back to my “prediction article” to feel a little bit better.

Start of Game (15:00) WTH Sooner Nation?! While signing the national anthem, before the stirring last stanza of this patriotic song, you replace it with “Home of the Sooners.” Isn’t Sooner a description of a cheater than crosses ahead of everyone else to squat on some land? Hey OU fans, I do not think our national anthem needs to be changed.

1st Quarter (14:24) WTH Keenan?! I know that you need to come jacked up to play this game but come on Keenan Robinson you do not need to hit an OU lineman in the back. Stupid is as Stupid does.

1st Quarter (12:23) WTH Oucho?! Sam Acho ridiculous hold/tackle of Demarco Murray was a brain dead move that helped OU continue their drive for an opening touchdown. Stupid is as Stupid does.

1st Quarter (3:46) WTH Monroe?! What an electrifying play by DJ Monroe who covered 60 yards for the first touchdown for the Horns. That run was probably faster than anyone since Doak Walker. Sad part was that DJ had only 3 more touches to finish with 68 yards (UT’s leading rusher?!).

2nd Quarter (7:19) WTH Coaches?! The coaching staff gets into the mental midget category with a substitution penalty on an OU extra point. It did not hurt the Horns, but it just shows how little discipline this team has.

3rd Quarter (8:10) WTH Jones 1?! The first real momentum turner was when Eddie Jones recovers a Landry Jones fumble only to have it called back because Eddie lined up offside. Stupid is as Stupid does.

4th Quarter (13:45) WTH Jeffcoat?! Another great defensive stand is wasted when Jackson Jeffcoat decides to retaliate with a cheap shot on an OU player to extend a drive that is capped by a brilliant tight rope walk down the sidelines by Demarco Murray. Stupid is as….you get the idea.

v4th Quarter (1:35) WTH Jones 2?! Landry Jones almost gives the Longhorns the game with his butter finger routine with a fumble that lands out of bounds on the 6 yard line. Unfortunately, the final blow was Aaron Williams dropping the OU punt that sealed the game for the Sooners.

Next up for the Longhorn’s are the Huskers in Lincoln at 2:30 pm on October 16th.

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 40AcresSports or follow me at Horns1991. HOOK EM!!

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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.

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!

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Posted September 12th, 2009 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football, Live

Follow along below or with @40AcresSports on Twitter for live updates on the Texas vs. Wyoming game tonight at 2:30pm…

  • 40acressports's avatar One last wyo incompletion ends the game. Horns win! #ut 41 wyo 10 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar @gkketch I think Newton has earned his shot (and mcgee has lost his) but how much of his success is tired wyo defense? #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar What’s the spread? Would safety and 33 point lead mean #ut covers? #gamblingproblem 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Refs just blew whistle and called delay of game with 2 seconds left on play clock. Mack is flabbergasted. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Garrett Gilbert in for Horns. DJ Monroe at rb. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar What just happened on Versus? I didn’t see, my eyes were closed. #ut #stupidtexastech 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar McCoy likely done. 8:30 left score is #ut 41 wyo 10 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Great effort and block by Tray Allen as Chiles takes screen pass to the house. Touchdown horns!! Nice block by M Williams too. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar #ut receivers don’t do much on most run plays. Never even leave line if scrimmage. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Don’t think we need Shipley still in there returning punts with horns up big. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Earl Thomas and Gideon have hands about as good as mine. ET misses pick 6. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar RT @gkketch: I believe Texas might have a new starting running back. Introducing Tre Newton… #UT 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Headed to 4th quarter, horns with comfortable lead: #ut 34 wyo 10 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar #UT defense holds on 4th down. Drive starts with nice strong 10 yd run by newton. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Everyone hates notre dame. Cheers from fans of all allegiances as Michigan scores. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Wyoming defense looks exhausted. Tre Newton takes it right up middle got 14 yd touchdown. Newton looks good. #ut 34 wyo 10 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar With way #ut defense is playing wouldn’t gave minded punt there. Of course I’ll also take nice 4th down conversion to Buckner. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar @MattMackowiak isn’t it great to have a qb who puts up numbers like that when he “sucks”? 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Okie State with comeback of their own. Now lead 28-24. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Chykie Brown shakes his head after incompletion, no flag is thrown. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Colt breaks tackles, rolls left and finds Buckner alone. Buckner breaks tackles, gets block from Newton and scores!! #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Tre Newton with very nice run. Loses a shoe and C Johnson in. Oline looking a little better. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Even Shipley fake FG not working today. More special teams blocking problems. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Apparently MWC officials have no idea what holding is. Opposite if big 12 refs who never call it. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Vondrell McGee limps off. Newton back in. No Cody Johnson today? 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Aaron Williams with big strip to get #ut ball right back. Sam Acho recovers. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Just noticed it was Tre Newton in on td run. Getting early playing time today. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar 96 seconds into 2nd half Longhorns strike on McCoy option keeper. Whew. Don’t take foot off gas Horns. #ut 20 wyo 10 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Horns quickly down to 15 yd line. Let’s see a redzone conversion!! #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar DJ Monroe takes short 2nd half kickoff back to wyo 40. Great start. Saw 2 #UT players high five, hope refs don’t flag them. 😉 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Think the Wyo coach’s necklace looks like it’s made of gumballs and popcorn. #ut (2nd half bout to start.) 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar RT @ChipBrownOB: UT held Wyo w/out a single f1st down in 2nd quarter. Defense playing lights out. All 10 Wyo points traced to sp teams. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar RT @KEYE_Sports: Mack says Justin Tucker faked the punt on his own. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar RT @mikefinger: Colt McCoy’s halftime numbers: 17-of-29, 166 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. If no one was watching, it actually looks respectable. #UT 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar RT @stevehabel: At half, TX has 237 yards to WYO’s 99, thanks to big final drive for TD. UT has 11 FD to 6 for WYO (none in 2nd qtr) #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Surprised by wyo taking a knee despite getting ball after OOB kickoff. Halftime. Let’s see how horns regroup. #ut 13 wyo 10 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar KIRKENDOLL!!! Fantastic run after catch on crossing route and jukes/stumbles into endzone for TD. #ut 13 wyo 10 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar @jfoster640 or maybe he DOES need to go to Shipley everytime. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Horns really really really need to answer. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Holding call gives Wyoming 7 points as #ut has punt block breakdown and cowboys take it into endzone. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar More bad officiating. It’s not a hold just because lineman’s hands are on defenders back. Costs #ut 1st down 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Kirkendoll drops 1st down. Think #ut is really missing Quan. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Fantastic defense by Randall and huge open field tackle by K Robinson stop wyo on 3rd and 3. #ut ball with 2:40 left. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar 3rd and 1 and Texas offensive line gets zero push. Punt time again. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar @KEYE_Sports #UT is fine. They’ll win thanks to overwhelming D. (knock on wood.) but it’s not overreaction to say they’re playing awful. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Dan Buckner with fantastic block but Colt McCoy looking very 2007. Not good. Interception Wyoming. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Great defense and another 3 and out. That side is holding up their end. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar RT @crowan: Watching the game on vs. Tired of my 9 year old asking what male enhancement is. These commercials have got to go. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Horns get down to 3 but false start by Snow and then series of stumbles forces them to settle for fiejd goal. #ut 6 wyo 3 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Another clueless flag by MWC refs. Call illegal forward pass when Colt was behind line of scrimmage. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar RT @chrismaka: That upside-down Horns sign is actually the official international hand sign for “I AM A COMPLETE DOUCHE BAG” 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Great scramble by Mccoy to get 15 on 3rd and 13. First and goal for #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Finally a long play to Kirkendoll. #ut ball down at 20. Kirk fired up, hope rest of team is too. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar RT @bevobeat: Referees have now surpassed Versus in suckage. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Refs then get rule wrong after unsportsmanlike call. No clue. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Random terrible unsportsmanlike call by refs. Chykie was nowhere near defender. Awful. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Tucker takes a chance and tried to run for 1st down on fake punt. OMG. Wyo ball on #ut 13. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar DJ Monroe in and gets 2 straight carries. Nowhere to run. 3rd an 10. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Surprised by wyo decision to punt with 4th and 5 on #ut 45 yard line. Horns will take ball inside their 10. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Kindle has gotten several shots in on Wyo qb but he’s doing good job getting rid of ball. #ut DBs giving lots of cushion. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Vondrell McGee has been #ut running back on every play. #ut offense still struggling. Punt team. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Great read by Gideon breaks up pass on 3rd and 2 and forces punt. Shipley with short return. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Wyo starting qb not super accurate/consistent. #ut D needs to make him pay with an INT. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Colt not looking his normal accurate self. Leaving a lot of passes way high. #ut has to punt. Tucker with nice lefty soccer pooch punt. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar RT @suzhalliburton: Buckner limps off on his own. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar They try deep seam to Buckner but he can’t hold on after big hit. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Wyo DBs off the LOS and bailing at snap. Colt having to hit underneath checkdowns. Might need to test deep middle. #ut. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Not sure that was 15 yd roughing but #ut will take it. Wyo hits punter and gives horns free first down. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Horns front 4 getting great pressure if Wyo just drops back to pass. More trouble when they zone play action and move pocket. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Both teams running a fast paced hurry up offense. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar After moving downfield easily Horns forced to settle for 32 yd field goal from Lawrence. #ut 3 wyo 0 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Dont forget: Follow along with today’s #UT vs Wyoming game live here on twitter and at http://bit.ly/10exfb 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Good pass rush on forts drive. #ut defense forces 3 and out. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Much much much better kickoff for Tucker. Touchback out back of endzone. #ut 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Found a place showing the #ut game. At Champps in Los Colinas. Horns bout to kickoff. 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar RT @suzhalliburton: For those keeping score, #ut brought 74 players. Mack brown told us they normally take 80 on non-conf road games 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Follow along with today’s #UT vs Wyoming game live here on twitter and at http://bit.ly/10exfb 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar Official #UT vs. Wyoming injury report: http://bit.ly/NAcRv 2 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar RT @suzhalliburton: Fozzy whittaker also is out for wyoming with a right knee injury. #ut 3 days ago

  • 40acressports's avatar RT @bobcatbaseball: Snow?! Rain is already blowing my mind. RT @kbohls: About to rain in dallas. Hearing chance of snow in wyoming. #ut 3 days ago

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Posted September 4th, 2009 by Mike
Filed under: Feature, Football

Can Dan Buckner be a weapon as a flex tight end?

Can Dan Buckner be a weapon as a flex tight end?

Texas won’t need career defining games from the likes of [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag], [tag]Jordan Shipley[/tag] or [tag]Sergio Kindle[/tag] in order to win Saturday’s game. But for some of the players on the roster the first game of the 2009 season is more important. In the season’s first game there are several new names and veterans to keep an eye on who could play critical roles throughout the 2009 season.

1. [tag]Vondrell McGee[/tag] – The junior is getting the opening day start for the second year in a row. An injury early in the season made the Longview natives sophomore season less than spectacular. The Longhorns don’t want McCoy to lead the team in rushing again, and McGee appears to be the top candidate to handle the load. A big game Saturday makes him the clear first team running back. A subpar game keeps Texas’ number one question unanswered.

2. [tag]Dan Buckner[/tag] – This might shock many, but if Buckner shows up big on Saturday the tight end concerns may be on the way to being over. The sophomore isn’t a true tight end, but if he can control the middle of the field as a receiver he gives the Longhorn offense a wrinkle many didn’t believe they’d have in 2009. If Buckner can just hold his own as a blocker, Texas’ offense becomes multiple, and the running game will flourish.

3. [tag]Keenan Robinson[/tag] – Robinson we’ll get his shot at becoming an impact player this Saturday. In limited action Robinson has shown the ability to make plays. In the spring, Robinson showed the ability to play the pass as well as the run. He also can blitz. If Robinson can play smart, and hold his own against the run, I think he becomes the clear starter at the strong side linebacker position. His ability against the pass will keep him out there in nickel packages alongside [tag]Roddrick Muckelroy[/tag].

4. [tag]Emmanuel Acho[/tag] – Really, Robinson and Acho could switch positions on this list. One of them, if not both, needs to step up and prove in a real game situation that they are ready for big time college football. Maybe the opponent on Saturday won’t allow a concrete answer, but a good showing will at least calm the nerves of the Texas faithful. Acho is as intelligent as they come, and has above average pass rushing abilities. What keeps him behind Robinson in my mind is his lack of big play ability. If he proves me wrong, Acho won’t leave the starting lineup for years to come

5. [tag]Kheeston Randall[/tag] – We all know what [tag]Lamarr Houston[/tag] can do when he is healthy. Not many around the program are as sure about the other defensive tackles. [tag]Ben Alexander[/tag] will get some snaps, but he doesn’t offer the athleticism that Randall does. The sophomore was heralded coming in, and it is time to prove why. Texas won’t face many teams that are going to ram it down their throat, but an up the middle pass rush is the best way to disrupt timing quarterbacks like Sam Bradford and Taylor Potts. The Longhorns need another three technique to step up, and if it isn’t Randall the next person in line is a true freshman.

6. [tag]Christian Scott[/tag] – I truly believe Will Muschamp wants [tag]Earl Thomas[/tag] to play the slot when the Longhorns are in the nickel defense. With Thomas at the slot Texas doesn’t give up anything in the run game, and it allows the Thomas to blitz. The only way this can happen is if another safety steps up. Scott has the more raw ability than anyone in the secondary except Aaron Williams. He has played so well that he might replace [tag]Blake Gideon[/tag] in the starting lineup even when they’re not in nickel. The knock on Scott is his work habits and attention to detail. If he proves to be a smart player, Scott has the chance to emerge as one of the best players on the team.

7. [tag]John Chiles[/tag] – This is a huge game for Chiles in my opinion. How much, or how little, the former quarterback sees the field will illustrate the overall plans the Texas coaching staff has for him this year. There is little doubt Chiles is one of the most explosive players on the roster with the ball in his hands. But he has to be behind his teammates in route running ability. The fact he was a quarterback will help him with mid route adjustments and identifying coverage. But the Longhorns are loaded at wide receiver, so Chiles is going to have to do something special to earn more snaps.

8. [tag]Tray Allen[/tag] – The word is the big man may play both ways this Saturday. I’m not sure if that means the experiment at defensive tackle is going better or worse than expected. But if Allen does go both ways, a good showing at one or the other could determine his future on the 40 Acres. If he struggles on both lines, Allen may end up being the biggest bust in Mack Brown’s Texas history.

9. [tag]Garrett Gilbert[/tag] – I almost put [tag]Sherrod Harris[/tag] here instead but I’m not sure he even sees the field. I am positive that true freshman Gilbert will see the field though. Texas has too many eggs in his basket not to throw him out there early in the season to see if he can handle it. A good game Saturday more than secures Gilbert the role of backup quarterback. Struggles on Saturday will lead to concerns about Texas’ lack of quality depth behind [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag]. Like it or not, Texas is one freak play away from having a potential national championship season riding on the arm of a true freshman. If he can’t handle it against Louisiana Monroe, when will he?

10. [tag]Charlie Tanner[/tag] – The clock is ticking for Tanner. And the man waiting for the time to run out is [tag]David Snow[/tag]. Frankly, Snow is too good to not be on the field. On paper, Tanner is the weak link on Texas’ offensive line. It may be a waste of time debating starters along the offensive line because of Texas’ desire to rotate the group, but the fact that Tanner is above Snow on the depth chart does raise eye brows. If Tanner slips up too much he may even lose snaps to true freshman Mason Walters.

11. The kickers – It has not been announced yet who will be the kicker for Texas. Both [tag]Ryan Bailey[/tag] and [tag]Hunter Lawrence[/tag] have performed well. Word is [tag]Justin Tucker[/tag] has also performed well when given the opportunity. Right now it appears to be a game time decision, but logic suggests both kickers will get work in what most would assume will be a one sided affair Saturday. It may not be who does anything spectacular that secures the job; it may very well be the first kicker that misses will lose the job. If one misses a kick or two, and the other goes perfect, the starting kicker will be decided. If they both struggle, or both go perfect, next week’s starter will be another game time decision.

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Vondrell McGee gets the opening week start, is he the answer at running back?

Vondrell McGee gets the opening week start, is he the answer at running back?

So we know what we know about this year’s team (channeling my inner Aflac commercial). Texas has a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback, experience at every position excluding tight end and Will Muschamp is a deity. We got it.

But what don’t we know? Even with the high expectations, there are some unanswered questions that could grow into concerns as the season moves forward.

1. Will a running back step up?

The same question was raised prior to last season. The question went unanswered all season, and Texas still was one second away from playing for a national title. Heading into the offseason, and into spring practice, the word was Cody Johnson had stepped up and was ready for 20+ carries a game.

That was four months ago. The week of the game, it appears the team is exactly where they were one year ago. Vondrell McGee will get the first look, Fozzy Whittaker is showing flashes of talent when he isn’t hanging out with the training staff and Cody Johnson is great in short yardage but not in shape enough to handle the load.

The loan difference is new comer Chris Whaley. The true freshman was given every opportunity to take the starting spot, but his weight and the adjustment to big time D-1 football is proving tough.

Texas may not have to run the ball to be successful, but Mack Brown sure wants to. If this team can establish a run game in Lubbock who knows what would have happened. McGee has the talent to be the lead back. The question is will Greg Davis stick with him consistently enough for him to prove it. I’m not sure Davis, or Brown, know the answer.

2. Can Texas play without a tight end?

If a team is going to have a string of tough injuries, it might as well all happen at one position. Especially at a position that last year’s group proved they didn’t need for the majority of snaps. But the loss of Blaine Irby, DJ Grant, etc., etc. may give Texas no choice but to play without a tight end.

Despite the success of last season’s offense, the Longhorns need to be able to line up with a tight end in passing and rushing situations. Without the option teams will know what kind of play is coming by the personnel that are on the field. Texas is too good for most teams on its schedule to compete either way, but in the big games the Longhorns need the flexibility. Especially with an offensive line that has proven to be road graders in the run game.

Dan Buckner has stepped up. And Greg Smith is still around to block and deflect balls to the other team. But neither is an all around tight end that can block and stretch the defense. The Longhorns offense works best with a pass catching tight end, so Buckner is the odds on favorite to win the job. But he has never had to block at this level, and it hasn’t been proven he can stay healthy while taking on defensive ends and linebackers on a play to play basis.

Texas will field a good offense either way, but without the threat of a tight end they simply can’t be one of the best two teams in the country.

3. Is the lack of depth at defensive tackle a real concern?

For most teams in the country this would be an easy yes, but in the Big 12 I’m not so sure. And how bad can the depth really be when you’re Texas? Most fans, and coaches, around the country would kill for Lamarr Houston, Ben Alexander and a couple of big time recruits to enter the season at defensive tackle.

Texas has been spoiled at the position over the last decade. It seems like every year Texas has two or three big guys in the middle that are sure fire NFL guys. The difference this year is the fans aren’t aware of the other two yet. Meet Kheeston Randall and Calvin Howell. These two young guys have the talent, and Randall has the years in the program to make a splash. Howell isn’t ready to compete every down, but he can help out in spots. That is four guys right there that can give you snaps, and one of them is an all-conference caliber player in a conference where maybe two teams try to run up the middle on a consistent basis.

If that is the biggest question mark for the defense, Big 12 coaches are in trouble.

4. Are Keenan Robinson and Emmanuel Acho ready?

Roddrick Muckelroy won’t leave the field. Jared Norton is a senior, and will anchor the middle, but what about the other outside linebacker spot? And maybe more importantly, who will play in nickel packages?

The answer to both questions is either Robinson or Acho. It may be both. The two sophomores are battling for the starting spot with Robinson slightly out in front. Robinson is an aggressive player with the athleticism to play the pass as well as anyone in the linebacking unit. That strength may make him the starter because of the types of offenses Texas faces on a consistent basis. Acho is a smart player with the ability to blitz. Sounds like a Muschamp guy to me.

Norton has struggled on passing downs. He has also struggled with injuries this preseason. If one, or both, of these guys step up when the real games begin the Longhorns will be in excellent shape.

5. Can Texas replace the leadership of Brian Orakpo, Quan Cosby and Roy Miller?

Yes, Texas has Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley on offense, but what about defense? Sergio Kindle is the best defensive lineman, but he is admittedly not the public speaking type. Muckelroy leads the linebacking unit, but he does it quietly. And the guys in the secondary are finally comfortable with the layout of the campus.

So who is the guy? Muschamp says Lamarr Houston and Earl Thomas. I think Houston emerges this season as one of the best players in the conference. And I think Thomas plays so well the chatter of leaving early starts, well early. And both of those predictions are based on Muschamp’s perceived leadership out of the two.

It is hard to be a great player without being a great leader. It is not impossible, but I think it is hard. Houston has the ability when he is healthy. Thomas has improved a ton from last year to right now. The talent is there, if the leadership competes with what the Longhorns have on the offensive side of the ball then the comparisons to the 2005 championship team may be fair. If no one steps up, Texas will drop a game they shouldn’t.

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Posted August 29th, 2009 by Mike
Filed under: Feature, Football

Brandon Collins is expected to step up and give Colt McCoy plenty of WR options.

Brandon Collins is expected to step up and give Colt McCoy plenty of WR options.

Maybe for the first time since 2005, the University of Texas has a legit shot at a national championship heading into the season. Sure last year was special, but at this time in 2008 the Longhorn fan base was not thinking championship rings.

It is all different one year later. In this two part series we look at the five things we know and the five things we don’t about this year’s team.

1. Colt McCoy is a bad ass.

There is no way around it. If McCoy leads this team to the national championship, and maybe picks up a Heisman trophy along the way, he will go down as the best, and most loved, quarterback in the history of the program.

McCoy has done everything a coach could want from a leader. And all reports have him playing at an elite level after a dedicated summer. Vince Young rallied Texas’ last national championship team with summer 7-on-7, McCoy did the same. Now it is time to prove it on the field. And there is little doubt that will happen as long as Colt stays healthy.

2. McCoy has targets to throw the ball to.

Sure, Quan Cosby is gone, but Malcolm Williams, James Kirkendoll and Brandon Collins may be better than the “Big 3” of Roy Williams, Sloan Thomas and BJ Johnson. And we haven’t even mentioned Jordan Shipley.

Kirkendoll is going off this year. He will replace Cosby as the safety valve on third down situations when Shipley is demanding double teams. Williams showed his big play ability against Missouri and Texas Tech last year. The knock on the sophomore is his consistency, but when the lights come on, he has done nothing but impress. He looks the part on the field, and defensive coordinators have to account for his speed on the outside. Cosby was great, but he didn’t demand a safety to play over the top. Williams can force defenses to keep a man deep to protect against the fly pattern. That will open more holes for the running game, and open up more room for Shipley,

3. Texas will pressure the quarterback.

Apparently, Will Muschamp has taken off the gloves. In year two under the feisty defensive coordinator all bets are off. Muschamp has his players flying around the ball and blitzing on every down. Gone is Brian Orakpo, but Sergio Kindle is now a defensive end/linebacker/freak of nature. Add an underrated Sam Acho, a seemingly healthy Eddie Jones and an emerging superstar in true freshman Alex Okafor and talent on the edge is not a problem.

Also, Texas has linebackers and secondary personnel to blitz. Emmanuel Acho, Keenan Robinson and Jared Norton have received rave reviews for the blitzing ability. And last year, we saw the ability of Earl Thomas and Aaron Williams coming off the edge.

4. The secondary has transformed from the biggest question mark in 2008 to the strength of the defense in 2009.

The combination of Thomas, Williams, Chykie Brown, Curtis Brown, Deon Beasley, Blake Gideon and Christian Scott is almost laughable. For the first time in the Mack Brown era, a defensive unit has a chance to be dominating. Sure, Texas has had dominate players, and even dominate units, but with Muschamp leading the way, the Longhorns may field their best defense sine the 1980’s.

Texas has all but abandoned the 4-3 as its base defense. Texas runs the nickel because of the offenses in the Big 12. Thomas’ ability in coverage allows Muschamp to bring in Scott to play safety when Thomas lines up against the slot. The depth at cornerback allows Muschamp to bring in Brown or Beasley to keep Thomas at safety if the defense needs more speed on the field.

Bottom line – this group is nasty, fast and experienced. Muschamp can do whatever he wants with the front seven, I mean six, because he knows he has a safety net in the back. Not good for the rest of the conference.

5. Texas will have the advantage on special teams in virtually every game.

I know, I know, it is just special teams and that isn’t as sexy of a topic as scoring touchdowns or creating snot bubbles. But the third aspect of football should not be overlooked. Where would the program have gone if Dusty Mangum misses the field goal against Michigan in the first Rose Bowl? Do we win a championship the next year? Who knows? Do we beat OU last year if Shipley doesn’t take a kick to the house?

Texas has two reliable field goal kickers, a two legged punter and return guys growing out of their ears. Add to that the most prolific punt block team in the last decade and opponents have no time to relax.

At least one game a year comes down to special teams play. In 2009, that is to Texas’ advantage.

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