Bucked by the Buckskins — Texas’ mistakes are too much to overcome in 38-20 loss to West Virginia

(Photo courtesy Texassports.com)
(Photo courtesy Texassports.com)

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia – If the fat lady isn’t singing about the Texas football team’s bowl chances after a 38-20 loss to West Virginia Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium, she’s dressed in her oversize gown and waiting in the wings to take the stage.

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There were times when the Longhorns looked like the best team on the field in the cool and blustery afternoon in the West Virginia foothills but they were doomed by five turnovers and a handful of untimely penalties. Combine those mistakes with indecisive playcalling and a rapidly improving Mountaineer team and the Longhorns find themselves on the cusp of missing a postseason game for the second time since 2010.

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Steve Habel

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .

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