Posted September 5th, 2012 by Ross
Filed under: Feature, Football, Golf

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 Cowboys.

DJ Monroe touchdown vs Wyoming

DJ Monroe showed speed AND strength on his TD run against Wyoming. (AP Photo)

Pre-Game (15:00) WTH WHY-O?! Not exactly a uniform statement like Oregon. The Cowboys had the letters WYO on the front of the jerseys. Way to step out on the cool side. While on the subject of uniforms I hate the Longhorns practice jerseys. Never replace the Storm Trooper White uniforms when we go on the road.

1st Quarter (4:02) WTH LHN?! The LHN camera crew had a rough night. The Godzillatron went pink, then fuzzy, then out for a few minutes. The camera crew kept missing highlights of the plays for the video board. The LHN group must have been partying the night before after AT&T U-Verse decided to pony up for the network.

2nd Quarter (15:00) WTH Putters?! It was great to recognize the UT Golf Team for their accomplishment of winning a National Title. Glad we can beat Alabama at something.

2nd Quarter (9:40) WTH Vaccaro?! Kenny Vaccaro was all over the place, and he picked off his first of many footballs this season when he jumped the route to get the momentum back for the Horns.

2nd Quarter (4:48) WTH Statue?! The play that keeps OU fans up at night. Nice execution by David Ash to Malcolm Brown. It was great to see Joe Bergeron and Malcolm Brown each post 100 yard games.

2nd Quarter (3:44) WTH Tightrope?! It was nice to see the Wild Formation which Bergeron gave the ball to a streaking DJ Monroe for a touchdown. Are we going to call it the Wild Joe?

4th Quarter (14:50) WTH Ash?! The only turnover of the game put a little scare into most of the 101,142 fans in attendance. David Ash did have a solid game 20-27 for 156. If only one of his long distance connections to Mike Davis would have made the state line look a lot better

4th Quarter (4:28) WTH Jordan?! We are going to have a lot of sleepless nights if the field goal kicking does not get better. Nick Rose can definitely handle the kickoff duties, but so far Nick Jordan leaves something to be desired when trying to split the up rights. Misses of 46 and 44 plus a botched extra point is not the legacy of kicking on the 40 acres.

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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Longhorn Network is now on AT&T U-verseIt was rumored on Orangebloods and Hookem.com earlier this week but early this morning the Longhorn Network went live for AT&T U-verse customers across the country. Longhorn fans everywhere are dancing in the streets over the news that they’ll get the chance to watch the season kickoff tomorrow against Wyoming live on LHN.

There wasn’t an official press release until late this morning, but LHN started showing up as channel 1609 (standard def 609) sometime overnight and by the 8am Twitter was blowing up with fans and former Horns fired up about getting access to the network.

Adding U-verse probably triples the number of people in the state of Texas that now have access to the network and gives them a second large national carrier (along with Verizon FiOS.) This is great news for Texas fans and could help nudge Time Warner, Comcast, DirecTV, et. al. into adding the network as well.

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Posted September 13th, 2010 by Ross
Filed under: Feature, Football

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

Garrett Gilbert vs Wyoming

Texas QB Garrett Gilbert passed for 222 yards and found a new favorite target vs Wyoming.

1st Quarter (3:12) WTH Replay Booth?! I have officially seen the worst booth review in the history of officiating. After Wyoming punts the ball, a Cowboy defender rolls into the end zone with the football for a clear touchback. I believe even in the officials on the field were asking themselves are you kidding me. The play stood and the Horns took over on their 20.

2nd Quarter (3:24) WTH Fozzy Bear?! We have a new starting running back at Texas. Fozzy Whittaker rumbled through four tacklers on his way for a 39 yard touchdown that even Earl Campbell would be proud. He finished as the leading rusher for the game… with 62 yards?

2nd Quarter (1:48) WTH Davis?! Be ready for this tandem to strike for many more touchdowns, when Garret Gilbert hit Mike Davis on a quick pass that Davis took it the distance for a 45 yard touchdown to seal the game. The freshman wide receiver lead all pass catchers with 104 yards for the evening.

3rd Quarter (6:00) WTH Late Flag?! Blake Gideon lit up a Wyoming receiver which resulted in an incomplete pass. The hit brought back memories of a Longhorn great John Hagy. The ref decided to throw a flag because he thought it was a flag football game. I loved Coach Blood’s assessment of the bad call as “it is better to say Whoa than Giddy up” to his fired up defense.

3rd Quarter (1:38) WTH Cowboys?! Not only was that fake field goal poorly executed to try and gain some momentum. The camera shot of your oldest fan wearing nothing but a yellow Wyoming barrel was another empty and disturbing moment.

4th Quarter (12:01) WTH UT Fans?! Seriously. Did you not know that the “Wave” is old and out dated? Glad to see that a 29 yard pass completion by the Cowboys put an end to that effort. The Hellraisers with Fox Sports Jim Knox was another fan forgettable moment.

End of Game WTH UT Tower?! I enjoy seeing the tower lit orange on the Godzillatron minus the kids trying to get in the camera shot. But as much as we want to show our spirit and tradition after winning a game, it would have been nice not to see the Tower clock at 6:30 when the game was over at 9:30pm.

Next up for the Longhorn’s are the Red Raiders in Lubbock at 7pm on Sept. 18th.

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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Texas coach Mack Brown talks about the [tag]Wyoming[/tag] game and looks towards this week’s [tag]Texas Tech[/tag] match-up:

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Posted September 13th, 2009 by Brian
Filed under: Feature, Football

Unlike the offense, Chykie Brown and the Texas defense played 4 great quarters. (AP photo)

Unlike the offense, Chykie Brown and the Texas defense played 4 great quarters. (AP photo)

It wasn’t pretty for a half and I’m still not sure if the offense knows what it’s doing sometimes, but thanks to great defensive play and of course overwhelming talent the Longhorns pulled out the win over the Wyoming Cowboys. A win is a win, but in the sad era of the BCS the Horns have to play better if they want a chance at another national title.

Check out the links below to see what everyone is saying about the game:

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Brief highlights of yesterday’s Texas win over [tag]Wyoming[/tag] from Versus:
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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 12th, 2009 by Brian
Filed under: Football

It was already pretty much assured but the Statesman has confirmed that the three Texas players in academic trouble did not make the trip to [tag]Wyoming[/tag] for the game.

Cornerback Deon Beasley, receiver Brandon Collins and safety Christian Scott, who were ineligible for the Longhorns’ season-opening game against Louisiana-Monroe, also won’t play against Wyoming, a school spokesman said Friday.

Spokesman John Bianco said the three Longhorns did not travel to Laramie, Wyo., with the team.

Lots of rumors are swirling about all three players. A student-athlete’s academics are a sensitive subject so I don’t want to spread unconfirmed information (though it does come from good Orangebloods sources) but one of the three players is likely to be back, one is 50-50, and one has little chance of being eligible this season. No word on when official news will come from the NCAA.

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Jared Norton reinjured his shoulder against ULM.

Jared Norton reinjured his shoulder against ULM.

Just one week into the season and the Horns’ official injury list is already getting a little long, and there’s a familiar name on it that fans were hoping would be a big contributor this year. Four players didn’t make the trip to [tag]Wyoming[/tag] due to various injuries.

Running back Fozzy Whittaker is out again this week with a knee injury. Also out are offensive guards [tag]Michael Huey[/tag] with a left ankle sprain and true freshman [tag]Mason Walters[/tag] with a foot injury. Linebacker [tag]Jared Norton[/tag] has a right shoulder injury that reportedly isn’t too serious, but it’s bad enough that he’s out for this week’s game.

The offensive line depth is definitely hurting. When the season started the coaches had five starters and [tag]David Snow[/tag] backing them up and now one of the starters is out and another backup is down. [tag]Tray Allen[/tag] was working almost exclusively at defensive tackle last week and this week he’s the number two guy at both left guard and tackle.

Hopefully the line and everyone else can stay healthy this week in possibly snowy Wyoming.

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Watch as Texas head coach [tag]Mack Brown[/tag] discusses what the Horns have to improve on before the game against [tag]Wyoming[/tag]:

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