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Saturday’s heartbreaking loss will be a barometer for the strength of Texas’ gamers in the eyes of first-year Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian.
” Big picture-wise, this will check our nerve,” he informed press reporters following the last-second 55-48 defeat versus Oklahoma. “This one injures. That’s what sport has to do with. We’re gon na have to choose ourselves back up to play an actually excellent challenger next week. My state of mind is, I ‘d like to get another fracture at these people, ideally in December.”
Late in the very first quarter, Texas seemed on its method to the very first signature win of Sarkisian’s period. Casey Thompson and Joshua Moore linked for their 2nd goal to assist put the Longhorns up 28 -7.
But Oklahoma ended up being a various group with Caleb Williams behind center in location of Spencer Rattler, and Texas deciphered. Kennedy Brooks provided the game-winning rating on a 33- backyard goal keep up 3 seconds left.
Sarkisian’s team can’t harp on this outcome for too long because a date with No. 12 Oklahoma State looms Oct. 16.
The training personnel, on the other hand, needs to once again take a look at what failed for the defense, which enabled 471 backyards to Arkansas in a 40-21 loss in Texas’ 2nd video game.
Oklahoma scored on 6 of its last 7 belongings, and Brooks’ critical run was emblematic of the absence of resistance Texas supplied. He balanced 8.7 lawns per bring and end up with 217 backyards.
Texas (4-2) most likely lost any staying shot to receiving the College Football Playoff, however it might still protect a berth in the Big 12 Championship Game.
As deflating as Saturday might have been, the Longhorns have a lot to bet the remainder of the method.