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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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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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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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Double the Fun

30 Mar

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Texas 40, Kansas State 34 (2OT) 

Oct. 7, 2017 • DKR

In just his third start of his college career, true freshman Sam Ehlinger came through in a big way, leading our guys to this big double-overtime win under the lights at DKR.

Both teams scored in the first OT, but in the second, K State kept moving backwards thanks to holding penalties. Then their field goal attempt clunked off the upright, opening the door for the Horns.

Our young QB was a beast in this game, but the game-winning TD was a team effort. Chris Warren took the ball and looked like he was stopped 3 yards short of the goal, but our big ol’ O got behind him and pushed him across the line and into the win column.

Making this double OT doubly fun? Katie came home from Lubbock so she could accompany me to Austin, where we met up with Ryan for the game. In his time at Texas, Ryan saw enough bad games, and even when we played well, too often we would lose the close ones. It was fantastic that in his senior year, he could see the Horns FINISH.

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This was a first for us: enjoying UT’s mariachi band pregame!

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Love, love, love when I get to spend time with BOTH of my babies!

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Obligatory stadium selfie

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Great day for football

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TOUCHDOWN, TEXAS!

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Under the lights

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❤ Austin

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Celebratory Eyes

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Thrill of victory

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Isn’t she lovely?

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Magical fun at the Griz house

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Charlie loves Katie

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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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Down and Dirty

18 Sep

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Texas 56, San Jose State 0

Sept. 9, 2017 • DKR

I was fresh out of ideas. What could we use to represent the Spartans? I walked through convenience store snack aisles, and nothing jumped out at me. If only I had some Jose Cuervo—but then again, I probably would’ve drunk it all after that Maryland game.

Then Brett suggested I make a spartan spelling, drawing on this definition of “spartan”:

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Voila! This time I would spell Texas in the most frugal manner possible. No candy, no flowers, no toys—I would spell Texas with NOTHING.

Turns out, NOTHING is what the Spartans scored. Some might call an eight touchdown blowout boring. I call it DELICIOUS.

 

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