On Friday afternoon, the Texas Longhorns defeated the Texas Tech Red Raiders by a final score of 49-24.
The first few minutes of the game looked like a complete disaster for the Longhorns as they trailed 14-0. However, they took over in the final moments of the first quarter, outscoring the Red Raiders 49-10 to close out the game.
After the win, there were mixed emotions among Texas players, coaches and fans. Sure, the win feels nice, but this Longhorns team had higher expectations than a 7-5 finish.
Following the game, head coach Tom Herman was asked what his message to fans was.
"That we're gonna be OK. Things are still heading in the right direction. Obviously we’re not happy with the totality of the season, but the kids are fighting," he said via Alex Briseno of Dallas Morning News.
The Longhorns finished 3-4 over the final seven games of the season. Herman and company know that's not good enough for Texas.
Earlier this week, reports suggested Herman would make a few changes to the coaching staff. After the game, athletic director Chris Del Conte hinted that changes could, in fact, be coming.
The Longhorns will look to continue end the season on a high note with a bowl win.