A nice way to respond for the Texas football program showed out with a 25-point win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders at home on Black Friday.
If the Texas football program was to fall short against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Nov. 29, it would be considered an absolute disaster. Head Texas football coach Tom Herman needed his squad to overcome the doubt that was instilled by losing four of the previous six games through the meat of the Big 12 schedule.
However, Texas was able to overcome at 4-7 Texas Tech team that came in with confidence and a chip on their shoulder. Texas Tech was looking to win their second straight game at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. And in one of the final games under the direction of former head coach Kliff Kingsbury, the Red Raiders nearly beat Texas in Lubbock last season.
There was a lot on the line for Herman and Texas, and not as much for first-year head coach Matt Wells and Texas Tech. With just four wins heading into the regular season finale, Texas Tech didn’t have a shot at bowl eligibility. Meanwhile, Texas needed to avoid extended their losing streak to three games and at least have a shot at eight wins this season.
Racking up eight wins would at least avoid complete disaster compared to what expectations held for Texas this fall. Texas was supposed to be more in the realm of another double-digit win season and a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game. Instead, Texas is still looking up at four teams in the Big 12 standings as they head into their postseason.
There’s one more day of regular season games that remains throughout Big 12 play. Then we reach the Big 12 Championship Game that will pit the Baylor Bears and Oklahoma Sooners against each other.
Here’s a look into the four big lessons we learned from the win for the Texas Longhorns football program over the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Nov. 29, Black Friday by the final score of 49-24.