As a way to survive the long, cold, football-less offseason—as well as the bittersweet teasing reports from spring practice—Hook ‘Em Headlines is hopping in the time machine and reviewing the best games from the 2012 season. At number 3 is Texas @ Texas Tech.
The lead up to the game:
The Texas Longhorns entered the game after struggling to put away Kansas in Lawrence, KS. They won the game 21-17 but nothing from that Kansas game was positive. Texas Tech was also playing in the state of Kansas except they were in Manhattan, KS. Texas Tech got slaughtered by the Wildcats. Both teams entered the game 6-2 but Texas Tech looked to be the stronger team. Heading into the game, Mack Brown and the Longhorns lost 9 straight games against AP ranked opponents. That’s something that doesn’t happen at Texas but after the Kansas game, it looked like that streak my continue.
The Longhorns were able to take the lead first on a 6 yard fade from David Ash to Jaxon Shipley to take an early 7-0 lead. The Red Raiders were able to answer with a Kenny Williams 1 yard touchdown run to tie the game. The next drive was set up by a 52 yard pass from David Ash to Mike Davis which Joe Bergeron punched it in from 2 yards out to go up 14-7. The Red Raiders added a field goal to make it 14-10. Then on one play, the momentum of the game change with a 1 play, 75 yard touchdown pass to Mike Davis. Texas Tech added two field goals and the Texas Longhorns added one to take a 24-13 into halftime.