21 Nov



Next up for Texas football: securing a winning season

Texas football head coach Tom Herman said he wants his small senior class to be able to take a victory lap around the stadium after a win to conclude their college careers (photo courtesy of texassports.com).
“We are excited to beat a top-25 (West Virginia) team on the road, and we are pleased to be bowl-eligible, but we are far from done,” Herman said.

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — The initial goal for the Texas football team, its first bowl appearance since 2014, was secured by winning Saturday at No. 24 West Virginia in cold and rainy Morgantown, W.V.

Now UT is on the hunt for an even bigger achievement: a winning overall season, which can be accomplished by defeating Texas Tech when the two teams square off in Austin at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Black Friday.

The Longhorns (6-5 overall, 5-3 in Big 12 Conference play) want desperately to build on the momentum


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 .