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No. 23 Texas shows in 51-41 loss to Maryland that work remains in turnaround effort

The Tom Herman didn't start the way Longhorn fans wanted it to when the Texas football team lost, 51-41, to visiting Maryland (photo courtesy of texassports.com)

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — It was not supposed to be this difficult for the Texas football team but the No. 23 Longhorns and their fans found out Saturday in a 51-41 loss to Maryland at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium that there still plenty of work to be done before there is a real turnaround on the 40 Acres.

In a game of momentum swings created by big plays by both teams, the difference for Maryland came down to the two things the Terrapins could control: keeping their poise and running the football. Meanwhile, Texas couldn’t get out of its own way ... even when it was getting breaks by the handful.

Any thought of a resurgence at Texas was

The Habe is Steve Habel, Horns Illustrated’s senior editor. He was the magazine’s first staff member, in 1994, and has covered Texas sports ever since. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .