03 Sep



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

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 .