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Texas Fans Accuse Refs Of Cheating In Oklahoma State Loss

Texas Fans Accuse Refs Of Cheating In Oklahoma State Loss

Texas fell in disappointing fashion to Oklahoma State this weekend, and the defeat didn’t come without controversy.

It goes without saying that Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian has turned winning unexpected games and losing winnable games into art form throughout his career.

That said, there is a segment of the population that feels like he deserves a break for what happened on Saturday.

One stat in particular stood out to Texas fans:

Obviously some folks did not react well to this.

Reactions poured in almost immediately:

Afterward, Sarkisian weighed in on massive penalties discrepancy that occurred.

Unlike his fan base, he went the more diplomatic route.

“Fourteen penalties to none,” Sarkisian said.

“We can’t get 14 penalties for (119) yards in just pure yardage, not to mention the yardage that you lose in positive plays that those plays get pulled back. We’ve got to clean that up, we’ve got to clean up the self-inflicted wounds”

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy also didn’t mince words about it after the fact.

“We had a 119-yard advantage in penalties,” he said. “They had 14-for-119 and we had 0-for-0. So there’s the difference in the game”

This isn’t the first time the topic of officiating has been brought up after a loss. The same thing happened following the Alabama game. And then Crimson Tide fans turned around and accused the refs of blatantly cheating in the Tennessee game. So goes the circle of life.

Texas football has found itself in the headlines for two things in 2022: its attractive female fans taking provocative photos and its knack for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Blaming the refs is what it is, but it doesn’t change the outcome of the games.

The Longhorns are now 5-3 and will almost certainly finish the year with at least 5 losses.

So goes another lost season.

But hey, at least they beaten a broken down Oklahoma group this year.

They’ll always have that to put on the banner.

Related: Brian Kelly’s Shirt Goes Viral After LSU Dominates Ole Miss (Photos)

Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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