The Texas Longhorns football program is not ahead of schedule. Critics would argue that based on their own standards, it isn’t even on schedule.
Despite outside noise, Steve Sarkisian and company have accomplished multiple milestones that past regimes failed to do consistently.
Texas flashed great football at times this season. For the most part, it’s fair to consider the 2022 group a good football team. The issue for Texas revolves around consistency.
At its best, Texas stood toe-to-toe with Alabama and buried its red river rival, Oklahoma. At its worst, the team blew double digit leads to lesser competition and no-showed in the biggest conference game of the season offensively.
All in all, there were still plenty of signs the program is moving in the right direction. Here are a few accomplishments made by the 2022 team.
Defeating Oklahoma 49-0
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The Red River Shutout was the highlight of the season for Texas. The Longhorns had lost four straight to Oklahoma and gone 16-7 against the Sooners since 2000. The first and foremost goal for Texas this season was to beat OU. Steve Sarkisian gave burnt orange faithful the most dominant win in the rivalry game in school history.
Improving the win total by three games
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Texas went 5-7 in Steve Sarkisian’s first season. His team looked completely different in Year 2. It’s unclear whether he can duplicate the three-win improvement with another three-win jump next season. Albeit, even if he falls short there will be few complaints should the Longhorns win 10 games next year.
Double digit wins
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Tom Herman didn’t win games by double digits very often. That appears to be changing with Steve Sarkisian. Texas ended the season with a couple of such games. The Longhorns beat bowl eligible…
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Publish date : 2022-11-28 23:24:46
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