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Big 12 doormat beats Texas

I had a bad feeling about the Texas-Kansas game even before it started. After that, well, except for their spectacular first down score, watching the Texas offensive line struggle to keep their QB clean and him keep throwing interceptions, confirmed it.

So when Texas lost 24-21 in overtime, probably the lowest score in a Big 12 game in the past decade, I wasn’t all that surprised. Not when it included five (by my count) turnovers. Gone are the days when you didn’t worry when Texas fell behind cause you knew they’d pull it out. Not anymore.

Poor Texas, they can’t win for losing. They had a shot at their first winning season in the Charlie Strong era. Now it’s gone. Even if they can beat TCU at home the day after Thanksgiving (a very big if) they’ll end the season at 6-6. And it’s much more likely TCU (5-5, 3-4) will throttle them.

UPDATE:  It was Texas first loss to Kansas since 1938. As Mr. B. said: They beat Notre Dame and then lost to Kansas. How does it happen? Or as the daily’s Cedric Golden put it: “So Texas and Rhode Island now share something in common: Both have lost a football game to the 2016 Kansas Jayhawks.” Arguably the worst team in college football.