09 Sep

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No. 12 Texas unwilling to settle for moral victories

Texas takes the field

The Texas Longhorns coming onto the field led by Hook 'Em. (Photo by Don Bender/Horns Illustrated)

Longhorns’ 45-38 loss to LSU might get them closer to where they want to be, but winning is the goal

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas refuses to settle for the possible moral victory that was accomplished last week when the then-ninth-ranked Longhorns went toe-to-toe with No. 6 Louisiana State and lost 45-38 in a game that was even closer than the score indicates.

But if Texas fans are looking for true proof that the Longhorns are back among the best in the college game,

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 .