Comeback Cats

14 Nov

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Texas 19, Kansas State 14

Sept. 29, 2018 • Manhattan, Kansas

We felt pretty good about the 19-point lead, but then the Wildcats came roaring back, scoring 14 unanswered. The Horns held on, and our guys found a W in the “Little Apple.”

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A Leg to Stand On

14 Nov

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Texas 31, TCU 16 

Sept. 22, 2018 • DKR

The grilled frog legs at the tailgate were pretty darn tasty, but beating the Frogs was even more delicious!

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Rubber Match

14 Nov

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Texas 37, USC 14 

Sept. 15, 2018 • DKR

In 2017, the Horns rebounded from a disappointing loss to Maryland by coming THIS CLOSE to beating the favored SC Trojans. Some might call it a moral victory, but as encouraging as it was, it still counted as an L.

Because of that, the hype for the Trojans’ 2018 visit to Austin was off the charts. Pregame, Nissan’s Heisman House was on the 40, hosting our own Ricky Williams. Once again Bevo Bold was hoppin’, and a huge crowd migrated from the streets to the stands, ready for a great game.

Boy, did our Horns deliver!

A record crowd—including Trojan-conqueror Vince Young—watched the Horns get win #900 handily. What an amazing day!

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Dodging the Sucker Punch

14 Nov

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Texas 28, Tulsa 21 

Sept. 8, 2018 • DKR

After the disappointing loss to Maryland, the Horns came back in the home opener to beat the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. As mighty winds blow, so did our defense. After shutting out Tulsa in the first half, we gave up 21 points in the second. Thank goodness for Sam & Co. managing to score in the fourth to keep our Horns on top.

The game might not have been the show of power we were expecting, but Bevo Blvd. certainly displayed all that is great about Texas football! With vendors and games and “Longhorn City Limits” music, the pregame party was a fitting celebration of the reunion that is a Longhorns home game.

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What the Shell, Take 2

14 Nov

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Maryland 34, Texas 29 

Sept. 1, 2018 • FedEx Field, Washington, DC

Surely it wouldn’t happen again. After the 2017 game against the Terps, the Horns were shell-shocked, and head coach Tom Herman’s Texas debut was spoiled. So this time around, surely, SURELY the Horns would be victorious.

Nope.

The loss was a bitter start for a season that would turn out surprisingly sweet.

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Texas Bowl, Our Texas Bowl

30 Mar

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Texas 33, Missouri 16 

Dec. 27, 2017 • Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl, NRG Stadium, Houston

It’s not every game that the MVP award goes to the punter, but man, did Michael Dickson deserve it! Ten of his 11 punts pinned Mizzou inside their own 15, and the Horns made the most of that. Our D score 9 points and forced four turnovers in this big win, which we hoped would send us into 2018 with big MO on our side.

It was great to get back to our bowl game ways, and beating Mizzou? That was SWEET.

Even sweeter? Getting to spend time with our Houston family while we were there.

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On the road for Houston

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Playing dominoes with Aunt Berniece and cousin Susan

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So good to finally meet sweet Baby Benjamin!

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Not bad seats

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Always good to have a view of this guy (the four-legged one)

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Horns score!

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Selfie snap with my girl

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Fight!

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Raise that trophy!

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He IS the GOAT! Dickson was a most-deserving MVP.

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Another selfie snap

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My babies at bowl games: Alamo Bowl 2006 and Texas Bowl 2017

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Hey! We’re famous!

Hook ’em!

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Raided

30 Mar

 

Texas Tech 27, Texas 23 

Nov. 24, 2017 • DKR

Ugh. Another Black Friday game. Another rotten loss. Another home season over. Not sure which was the biggest bummer.

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Lunch at Buzzard Billy’s on the Brazos in Waco

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Awkward tailgate selfie

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Had to stop in Waco to see a win

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Hook ’em, volleyball!

Hook ’em!

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Almost Heaven

30 Mar

 

Texas 28, West Virginia 14 

Nov. 18, 2017 • Morgantown, WV

The Horns won, but my spelling photo is lost! Oopsie. Good thing the Texas D was put together than my photo organization system.

With this win over #24 West Virginia, the Horns became bowl eligible. Hooray for extending the season!

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Didn’t Lose to Kansas

30 Mar

 

Texas 42, Kansas 27 

Nov. 11, 2017 • DKR

When people called for Charlie Strong to be fired during his tenure, he weathered the storm. Then he lost to Kansas. There’s grace, there are second chances, and there are mea culpas. But you can’t lose to Kansas.

In spite of the embarrassing first game loss to Maryland, coach Tom Herman was able to check the “didn’t lose to Kansas” box in this, his first season at UT.

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Fun to have Anne join us for this one

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Quality time with my Austin boy

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Horns win!

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Ryan’s last Eyes in DKR (as a student, anyway)

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11/10/2012 and 11/11/2017

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When in ATX…

Hook ’em!

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Bugged Out

30 Mar

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TCU 24, Texas 7 

Nov. 4, 2017 • Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas

Back in DKR’s day, the Frogs were “cockroaches”—just messing it up for everyone else. Not so much anymore! They’ve been messin’ with Texas lately, and that just ain’t right.

At least this “road game” is a local one for us Fort Worth residents!

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