Disappointed and surprised.
That was the reaction of most Texas fans after Oklahoma dominated the Longhorns Saturday in Dallas for the second consecutive season.
It was also what was going through Texas coach Mack Brown’s head after losing 63-21.
“I told them we got out coached and outplayed in every form and fashion you could have,” Brown said. “It’s two years in a row. It’s unacceptable. That’s such a traditional game in Dallas and we haven’t held up our end for the last couple of years and that’s the disappointing thing for our coaches, our fans, our administration and our players.”
The blow out was particularly disheartening for Texas, which figured to be better after last season’s 55-17 loss to the Sooners. Texas trailed 36-2 at the half and never challenged No. 9 Oklahoma (4-1, 2-1).
“We’re exactly where we were this time last year, we’re sitting here 4-2,” Brown said. “It was a setback. I feel like we made a lot of progress. I feel like we’re a better team than we were this time last year in a lot of ways. It didn’t look like it Saturday at all. You’ve got to take the negative and turn it into a positive and play harder, play better and play tougher.”
No. 25 Texas (4-2, 1-2 in the Big 12) host Baylor (3-2, 0-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday.
“We have a chance to win the rest of our game and still win 10 games so we’re sure not quitting, we’re not getting our head down, we’re not giving up,” Brown said. “We’re going back to work.”