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Texas Bowl, Our Texas Bowl

30 Mar

 

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 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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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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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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Gummy Goodness

30 Mar

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Texas 38, Baylor 7 

Oct. 28, 2017 • McLane Stadium, Waco

For years we had watched Baylor’s new football home take shape, its skeleton rising above the Brazos each time we passed it as we headed down (or up) I-35. McLane Stadium opened in 2014, but the first time the Horns played there in ’15, we were busy and couldn’t make the drive. Seeing a game in this “House That RGIII Built” was a long time coming.

So was this win. After back-to-back losses against those teams from the land of land thieves, it was good to take this big W from Waco.

Hook ’em!

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What a beauty! Our seats in the north end zone gave us a gorgeous view of the Brazos and the Baylor campus just beyond the big scoreboard.

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That good ol’ Baylor line

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Did he catch it?

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He caught it! TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS!

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After the game, Dede headed home while I went south for a church reunion the next day. So nice to follow the football truck for part of the way!

 

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Twistered

2 Oct

Texas 17, Iowa State 7 

Sept. 28, 2017 • Ames, Iowa

For this (thankfully) rare Thursday night game, I resorted to Bugles, a.k.a. “hats for your fingers,” because they resemble cyclones. This one turned out to be a ride fit for a twister, with great plays offset by boneheaded moves, crushing defensive lapses undone by instant replay.

To repeat DKR’s oft-quoted line: “Ol’ ugly is better than ol’ nothing.” And whadyaknow, we’re undefeated in conference play!

Hook ’em!

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The Rubber Meets the Road

1 Oct

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USC 27, Texas 24 (2OT) 

Sept. 16, 2017 • LA Coliseum

I desperately wanted to be in LA for this game! Any trip to Los Angeles revolves around spending time with our dear friends who live there, so that’s always a draw. But the chance to see these two teams play for the first time since Jan. 4, 2006 (a.k.a., the Best Day Ever)? How could I miss that?

Turns out Southwest will let your bags fly free, but YOU still have to pay. Alas, for this Texas-SC matchup, I’d have to let my friends in the Coliseum yell for me. Not that I didn’t yell in my living room. There was plenty of yelling and pleading and jumping going on at Casa Dub.

It didn’t start out that way, though. Confession: I thought we’d lose by 17. When our defense managed to contain the Trojans’ Heisman hopeful, their QB Darnold, I became hopeful myself. When DeShon Elliott got his pick 6 and we tied the game with 19 seconds left in the first half, I was really feeling it. Even after SC scored a quick 56-yard TD as the half ended, I BELIEVED.

As excited as I was to see our defense playing lights-out, I was frustrated to see our offense struggle. Specifically, I wondered:

  • On our first drive, why did we go for it on 4th and 2 at the SC 17? Yes, our kicker is untested, but don’t you try for the points there?
  • Why did we have TWO fumbled snaps? Yes, it was loud, but surely Ehlinger and the center practiced the SNAP, right?
  • Do those refs even know what defensive pass interference IS? Those corners were on our receivers like a sweater. No calls.
  • Where, oh, where is our dear Chris Warren??? I figured he was injured because if not, why in the world would he not be out there to help our struggling run game? They put him in the game later, and he finished with FOUR carries and 15 yards. Seriously? GIVE THE BALL TO C-DUB!

Like most of the country, I really thought we’d pulled off the upset when we scored with 45 seconds to take the lead. Of course, after that late-first half TD, we knew what the Trojans could do. And boy, did they. When they kicked that field goal to tie it up, I was sick.

Last year, a win over Notre Dame in double overtime made us think our team was all-caps BACK. This year, this 2OT loss may be a better indicator of how far we’ve come.

Hook ’em!

And here’s the NSFW Texas:img_3572-1

And why I was REALLY hoping no Girl Scouts or Jehovah’s Witnesses came calling while I was in our front yard:

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