The Texas Longhorns haven’t learned how to win close games yet. Perhaps at some point, Tom Herman will have his team mentally prepared to win overtime nail-bitters like this, but not this time.
Texas was playing with house money anyway, and they almost came out of it rich with an upset.
If not for an ill-advised throw into the end zone in overtime, the outcome might have been different. That’s a lot of “if’s” and “might’s,” but that’s all that Texas is going home with after a brutal loss to Oklahoma State.
Here’s the endzone interception that ended the Longhorns’ chance at an upset.
Another Horns heartbreaker as the Pokes' playoff hopes stay alive. pic.twitter.com/3djb9KIEnj
— ESPN (@espn) October 21, 2017
The Longhorns were trailing by three on a third-and-goal in the first overtime period. A poorly place floater was easily brought down by the Cowboys defense, ending any hopes the Longhorns had of completing the upset.
The Longhorns are now looking at a 3-4 record and possibly missing a bowl game for the third straight season. Texas has finished 5-7 the last two years under coach Charlie Strong before firing him prior to the 2017 season.
While fans have expected immediate results, Herman has continually preached patience.
How long will it take for the volatile Texas football culture to turn on Tom Herman? There are several more difficult matchups for the Longhorns on their schedule, including games against TCU and West Virginia.
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