Posted November 19th, 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 Tigers.

Pre-Game (15:00) WTH SEC?! Hey SEC… did you really get a look at what you just invited to the party. A stadium that has a hill set aside for MU Fans to lay blankets and pillows to watch a game?! Did you ever think that an SEC team is now going to have to play a game in the snow with this group?

1st Quarter (13:11) WTH Acho?! Clearly the leader of the defense, Emmanuel Acho, came up with a momentum changing turnover to stop a possible opening score. Acho lead the team in tackles with 12. He is one player that Manny Diaz cannot afford to lose.

1st Quarter (10:30) WTH Turning Point One?! Fozzy Whittaker was the only real option at running back with Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron nursing injuries. Captain America, Superman, MVP, whatever you want to call him; went down with a season ending injury on the 6th offensive play of the game. The emotional leader of the offense was helped off the field as well as any semblance of a running game left with him. A true warrior!

2nd Quarter (8:55) WTH Turf?! Missouri, I understand that your stadium needs to add some seats for the invasions of the SEC rednecks. You may want to improve your turf while you’re at it since your number one running back Henry Josey sustained a season ending knee injury. You claim MU that you are getting more money by moving to the SEC. Spend it wisely!

2nd Quarter (5:02) WTH Turning Point Two?! Are we moving closer to touch football? Kenny Vaccaro had the hit of the game that any coach would be proud to show his team. The refs thought he was headhunting and threw the flag. The next play the Tigers ran over the deflated Horns defense for a 35 yard score.

3rd Quarter (3:31) WTH Special?! There is nothing special about a MU punt block earlier in the quarter which led to a field goal. But when the Horns came back with their own punt block, this turned into less of a score with a safety. I guess Murphy was on the Horns sideline because everything went wrong with this game.

End of the Game WTH Scribes?! Score one for the Sportswriters school of choice which is Missouri. MU can revel in the fact that they beat the evil empire and the LHN before they go to the SEC. Good luck boys, you are going to need it. I guess the homely girl can score every once in a while.

Next up for the Longhorns are the Wildcats of Kansas State visiting Austin at 7PM on November 19th.

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 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
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HookEmFans: 

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

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

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:51 40acressports
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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
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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
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ESPNStrickland: 

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

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

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

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

Blake Gideon. #UT [via Twitter]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McCoy – Shipley = Ash #hookem [via Twitter]

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

We needed that drive. #UT [via Twitter]

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

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:04 aTrubow
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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
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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
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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
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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
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aTrubow: 

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:08 aTrubow
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HookEmFans: 

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:08 HookEmFans
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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
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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
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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
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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
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HookEmFans: 

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:12 HookEmFans
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aTrubow: 

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

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

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Tackle damnit. #UT [via Twitter]

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

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

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

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:18 40acressports
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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
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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
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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
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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
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aTrubow: 

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:21 aTrubow
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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
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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
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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
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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
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aTrubow: 

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:24 aTrubow
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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
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HookEmFans: 

@zadelstein Worth checking. [via Twitter]

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

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

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

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:26 HookEmFans
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aTrubow: 

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:27 aTrubow
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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
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HookEmFans: 

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:28 HookEmFans
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gkketch: 

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:38 40acressports
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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
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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
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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
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universitycoop: 

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:41 universitycoop
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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
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HookEmFans: 

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:44 HookEmFans
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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HookEmFans: 

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:57 HookEmFans
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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
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HookEmFans: 

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:58 HookEmFans
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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
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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
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40acressports: 

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

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

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:05 HookEmFans
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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
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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
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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
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HookEmFans: 

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

Saturday November 12, 2011 2:06 HookEmFans
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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
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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
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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
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[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
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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
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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 November 12th, 2011 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Uh oh. Joe Bergeron is reportedly a game time decisions today versus Missouri due to a tweaked hamstring.

Add to that an injured (but reportedly playing) Malcolm Brown and that amazing running game the Horns worked so hard to create the last two games may be a lot different today. All Wild Fozzy all the time? Is Brown at least 90% strength? Can David Ash still hit the deep ball if the running game isn’t dominating? I guess we’ll find out in an hour.

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Despite strong performances from freshmen Avery Bradley and the newly patient Jordan Hamilton, the Longhorns continued their freefall Wednesday night at Missouri. The team fell to the Tigers 82-77 in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score. Video “highlights” of the Horns falling to 6-5 in conference play are below…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

(continue to read full live blog …)

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

The Texas Longhorns may be the most maligned 6-0, third-ranked team in the history of the BCS. The Horns won a close one last week against rival Oklahoma last week thanks to ferocious and opportunistic defense but as the season continues down the home stretch they’ll need more from both sides of the football. They’ll try to see what the offense is capable of tonight at 7pm on ABC against [tag]Missouri[/tag], check below to see how we think the game will play out…

Brian The Texas coaches made a good number of midseason depth chart changes this week in an effort to find some sort of offensive identity for the rest of the season. Will it mean a more effective and explosive offense? Maybe. Fozzy Whittaker and the running game will be featured against the Tigers and I think Fozzy finally seizes the opportunity. Texas will get 200 yards on the ground and [tag]Colt McCoy[/tag] will hit two deep balls (one to new starter [tag]Malcolm Williams[/tag]) in the passing game. The defense will make gimpy Mizzou QB Blaine Gabbert wish he’d stayed on the sideline. Texas 35, Missouri 10

Ross There are lies, damn lies – and statistics. So here we go with some stats. [tag]Mack Brown[/tag] teams are 11-0 after playing the Sooners. The Longhorns have never lost to Missouri under Mack Brown. So Texas should win tonight. I see a great defensive effort mixed in with a sputtering offense again from the Longhorns. Missouri will be inspired by playing the 3rd rank team in the country at home, but will fall short in the end. If we do not see a complete effort soon by the Longhorns, we may be wondering if this is a championship worthy team. Texas 24, Missouri 17

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Posted June 30th, 2009 by BT
Filed under: Feature, Football

Can Texas make it through their schedule and back to the Rose Bowl for another MNC?

Can Texas make it through their schedule and back to the Rose Bowl for another MNC?

It’s about that time to start sizing up the college football season, so here’s my rundown of games on the Longhorns schedule, in order from easiest to hardest. These rankings take each team’s projected strength, plus the location and timing of the game.

12. [tag]Louisiana-Monroe[/tag] (Sept 5)

Why they’re here: Because this is a gimmie game. Don’t kid yourself; this is the Glass Joe on our schedule. In their two games versus big-time teams last year (Auburn and Ole Miss) the Warhawks were outscored 93-0. Best of luck fellas!

Why they’re not higher: Because they finished 4-7 last year and the game is at home. Seriously, the Christians walking into the Coliseum to face Lions had more of a chance. On the bright side, this may be our first glimpse at the QB of the future Garret Gilbert.

11. At [tag]Wyoming[/tag] (Sept 12)

Why they’re not here: Okay, this team is also Glass Joe… but playing at home in what should be the biggest game in their history. Sorry that’s all I got.

Why they’re not higher: Because the got pounded by the “big boys” in the WAC last year (TCU, Utah, BYU) by a combined score of 129-14. Bite the curb, and tell us how it tastes. We’ll try and not make you look too bad in front of your parents.

10. [tag]UTEP[/tag] (Sept 26)

Why they’re here: Yes, they are a small conference school, but they have a coach who guided his previous team to two Rose Bowls. Don’t underestimate the importance of coaching in college football.

Why they’re not higher: Because when you move past the coach, this is still the same team we beat 42-13 in El Paso last year. And there won’t be any chicks giving their boyfriends hand favors on the mountain to distract our defense this year.

9. [tag]Central Florida[/tag] (Nov 7)

Why they’re here: They gave us a hell of a tussle in their place a couple of years ago. More than any “gimme” in the schedule, they probably believe they can beat us. Plus, given where they fall on the schedule (between Oklahoma State and Baylor) our boys could be due for a letdown.

Why they’re not higher: Because they lost to UTEP by 45 points last year. THE END.

8. Colorado (Oct 10)

Why they’re here: Because their coach is pretty damn good, and they play division one football there. Not intramurals brother…

Why they’re not higher: Because we smoked their ass last year, and this team traditionally is not great away from Boulder. Seriously, look it up: the school’s biggest three wins since joining the Big 12 have either come at home or on the a neutral site. Danger Dan Hawkins, danger!!!

7. At [tag]Missouri[/tag] (Oct 24)

Why they’re here: Because last year at this time, people were picking them as a National title contender. Sure they lost a bunch of talent, but I’m sure Pinkle has a bunch of talent ready to shine, right?

Why they’re not higher: Wrong. Sorry, but Chase Daniels was special (for Missouri at least) and Jeremy Maclin and Chase Coffman are NFL talents. So far, Missouri hasn’t shown the ability to reload and keep pace in the Big 12.

6. [tag]Texas Tech[/tag] (Sept 19)

Why they’re here: Because they beat us last year, and are always a tough out. Tech is the most hit-or-miss team in the country: when they’re off they can lose to SMU, when they’re on they can beat Oklahoma or Texas…

Why they’re not higher: at home. Sorry, I should have finished that thought. Look it up, Tech’s biggest wins in the last few years have come in Lubbock. Factor in that they will be working in a new starting quarterback, and the timing of this game is the final nail in the Red Raiders coffin. Don’t underestimate the “revenge” factor working in Texas’ favor.

5. At Texas A&M (Nov 26)

Why they’re here: It’s the Aggies; they have one good game in them a year and they always seem to save it for “t.u.”. They also will be playing at home and have the benefit of the 12th Man, plus they have a former NFL coach at the helm and a better-than-you-think reservoir of talent.

Why they’re not higher: Because the reservoir doesn’t run THAT deep. Look at the rankings, the Ags recruiting fell off mightily during the Fran tenure (or as they call it on Texags.com “the Dark Ages”). Plus the fact that the Horns seniors are 1-2 versus the Ags will provide a little extra motivation. A+M will really need the 12th Man… hell, they might even need to grab a 13th and 14th while they’re at it.

4. At [tag]Baylor[/tag] (Nov 11)

Why they’re here: Because the Bears have the fastest collection of skill players in the Big 12 (no really!), and now their Freshman All-American QB Robert Griffin has a full year starting under his belt. If you recall, the Bears battled back to tie the score at 14 in Austin last year before Texas pulled away. I just have the feeling that Art Briles has one major upset in him next year… and A&M doesn’t count.

Why they’re not higher: Because playing Baylor on the road is only slightly more difficult than playing them at home. Waco is basically a stone’s throw from Austin, relatively speaking, so the crowd will be 40% Horn fans at worst. Plus, Colt McCoy’s girlfriend will be in attendance, so he’ll be extra motivated. Wouldn’t you be?

3. [tag]Kansas[/tag] (Nov 21)

Why they’re here: Because Kansas is good, that’s why… potentially REALLY good. Todd Ressing is a top 10 quarterback nationally, and Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe form the conference’s best 1-2 punch on the outside. The Jayhawks’ falloff last year can directly be attributed to the defense, which should be much improved this fall.

Why they’re not higher: Because the game is in Austin and an improved Kansas squad is still a notch below what the Horns will line up with. The Texas D, playing without All-American Brian Orakpo, shut down the Jayhawks last season holding them to a season-low 7 points. Plus the timing of this game likely means the Horns will either be locked in on a BCS berth, or at the very worst trying to salvage the Cotton Bowl; regardless, it is unlikely they will have their guard down coming into this game.

2. [tag]Oklahoma[/tag] (Oct 17)

Why they’re here: This is always the game of the year in the Big 12 conference, but with all the late season debate and hoopla last year, this game’s intensity has been ratcheted up to another level. The Sooners are they only team quite in UT’s weight class on the schedule, and like it or not, they’re won the last three conference championships. The offense is manned by Heisman winner Sam Bradford and All-American Jermaine Gresham (who’s caught three touchdowns in his career versus the Horns), and their defense looks both deep and talented. Plus they have Ryan Reynolds back, who’s like the greatest football player ever!

Why they’re not higher: No, really he’s not. This is still the same defense that Colt hung 38 on last season, and Greg Davis seems to have Brent Venerables’ number. The Sooners’ also lost four starters on the offensive line along with their top two receivers, so Bradford won’t likely duplicate his numbers from last year. And to be honest, all the extra motivation is on Texas’ side: they beat OU, OU gets the BCS title shot and Bob Stoops crows and taunts by taking some less-so-subtle shots at Mack Brown. It’ll be a battle, but Texas looks to be a little stronger than 08, whereas OU looks to have taken a slight step back.

1. [tag]Oklahoma State[/tag] (Oct 31)

Why they’re here: 26. That’s the combined halftime deficits the Horns have faced their last two trips to Stillwater. I don’t know if it’s something in the water or what, but our boys always seem to stumble through the first half, only setting the stage for a thrilling comeback. This team is too good for us to spot double digits in the first half, plus the Horns will be coming off one huge game (Oklahoma) and one somewhat tough road game (Missouri) the two previous weeks; can they be at their best three weeks in a row?

A lot of things about this scenario bring back memories from Lubbock last year.

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The Texas baseball team holds the Big 12 Tourney trophy. (TexasSports.com)

The Texas baseball team holds the Big 12 Tourney trophy. (TexasSports.com)

The Memorial Day weekend got even better on Monday when ESPN announced that The University of Texas baseball team will be the number 1 seed in the upcoming 64 team College Baseball Tournament. The Longhorns will be joined by Texas State, Army, and Boston College in their opening regional bracket. The likely match-up in the super regional is TCU. If not TCU, it could be Texas A&M.

The number 1 seed ensures Texas won’t have to leave Austin to play a baseball game unless they make it to the College World Series in Omaha. A trip I’m sure they’d be eager to make.

Texas got the weekend started by winning three straight games in Oklahoma City to capture the Big 12 tournament championship. The team got off to a bumpy start in the tournament with an opening game loss to Baylor. But wins over [tag]Kansas[/tag] and [tag]Kansas State[/tag] followed by a championship game win over Pool B winner [tag]Missouri[/tag] gave Texas their fourth tournament championship. The Longhorns win the tournament for the second straight year.

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Posted February 6th, 2009 by Mike
Filed under: Basketball, Feature

Varez Ward and the entire Texas team struggled against Missouri

Varez Ward and the entire Texas team struggled against Missouri (TexasSports.com)

Texas had not lost at home since February of 2007; they’ve now lost twice at the Frank Erwin Center in the last seven days. [tag]Kansas State[/tag] came in and won in overtime thanks to Denis Clemente’s 44 points. Then on Wednesday [tag]Missouri[/tag] came in and outlasted the Longhorns to capture sole possession of third place in the conference.

Texas had won three straight since dropping a game in [tag]Oklahoma[/tag]. But even with those wins it was obvious something was missing on this team. Against OU, Tech, and [tag]Baylor[/tag] Texas failed to score over 30 points in the first half. Against Kansas State it got even worse as the Longhorns scored only 22 points in the first 20 minutes of the ball game.

Rick Barnes’ team just can’t get it all together at the same time. One game [tag]Damion James[/tag] will go off, next game [tag]AJ Abrams[/tag] can’t miss, and in another [tag]Dexter Pittman[/tag] looks like an unstoppable force in the paint. A week ago it looked like [tag]Dogus Balbay[/tag] was finally going to be the answer at point guard, flash forward to the Missouri loss and Balbay only registered two minutes of play.

Basketball is all about confidence, and right now as a team Texas has none. Early in the season the Longhorn defense put fear in opponents, especially on the ball. Now it looks like Texas is lost. They let a marginal player in Clemente take over a game, and then on the key play of the Missouri game Texas’ best on ball defender, [tag]Justin Mason[/tag], allowed a Missouri guard to get all the way to the paint for a game winning bucket with 5.5 seconds left on the clock. No big guy came over to help on the play.

Everybody knows Barnes is a great coach, so it is hard to understand the lapses in mental judgment by this team. There is no doubting their effort, this team plays hard, but at times the fundamental flaws on this team are just mind boggling. If it isn’t poor rotation of defense it is a bad block out on the defensive boards, if it isn’t a horrid fast break attempt it is the lack of passes on the offensive end.

This season has shown how important a point guard is in college basketball. Texas doesn’t have a player, like in past seasons, that can sense when the team needs a bucket and has the ability to go get it. Texas went scoreless for the last 5:01 of the first half against Missouri, erasing what was a 12 point lead at one time, because nobody on the offensive side can create for themselves or other people. James has become a one on one player, [tag]Gary Johnson[/tag] wants to be a jump shooter, [tag]Connor Atchley[/tag] looks lost, and Abrams is only effective when he running off screens.

Fortunately it will take a mega meltdown to miss out on the tournament. With wins over [tag]UCLA[/tag], [tag]Villanova[/tag], and [tag]Wisconsin[/tag] it is a safe bet that Texas will get in there. Especially considering it is a down year in the Big 12. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like there are any answers to what ails this ball team. Something about them doesn’t seem right, and I’m not sure even Rick Barnes knows what is going on.

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