After years of wondering when the Texas Longhorns would return to prominence, they finally did it on Friday clinching a spot in the Big-12 championship game for the first time since 2009.
Texas came into Friday’s game against Kansas with a chance to secure its own destiny by knocking off the Jayhawks and clinching a spot in the conference championship game. Even if the Longhorns lost, there would still be a chance to clinch.
Fortunately for Texas, it pulled out the victory with a close win over the Jayhawks. The Longhorns slipped up at times, with two turnovers and two long touchdowns allowed, but they survived.
As the players celebrated on the field and head coach Tom Herman took in the moment, Twitter reacted to Texas finally having its moment again for the first time in nearly a decade.
Texas is in the Big 12 championship game. Wheezed past Kansas to get there, but a big step forward in Year 2 under Tom Herman. Will face either OU or WVU.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) November 23, 2018
Shout out Lil’Jordan Hunphrey. Never did I think Texas would make the Big 12 Championship Game after that loss to Maryland. Great job by Herman to turn it around
— Jota Bonito (@QueMarlon_) November 23, 2018
Texas will escape Lawrence with a win and a trip to the Big 12 Championship. Hasn't always been pretty, but credit to Tom Herman and staff for a heck of a job this season.
— Ricky Doyle (@RickyDoyle) November 23, 2018
And Texas gets in and gets out of Kansas with a win, 24-17.
— Will Baizer (@WillBaizer) November 23, 2018
Goin to the (Big 12) ‘ship.
— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) November 23, 2018