Defense not enough as Texas football falls to No. 10 Oklahoma State in overtime, 13-10

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Defensive back Kris Boyd (2) shared the team lead with 11 tackles and broke up a pair of passes, but the Texas football team still lost at home, 13-10, to No. 10/11 Oklahoma State (photo courtesy of

By Steve Habel, Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas – Make no mistake; the Texas football team is much improved and appears to be taking the steps it needs to return to the top of the college football heap. But moral victories are getting really stale, and the latest example — a 13-10 loss Saturday afternoon to No. 10 Oklahoma State — illustrates that the Longhorns, no matter how much they have progressed, can’t get out of their own way long enough to get over the hump.

UT's defense did its part against the Cowboys before a crowd of 92,506 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, holding the high-powered, nation-leading offense at bay with a smash-mouth, bend-but-don’t-break performance that had Oklahoma State on its heels all game.

Cue Oklahoma State safety Ramon Richards, who intercepted a [article-offer]




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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