Texas football makes history in loss to

Is Texas back? Decidedly not.The Longhorns dropped yet another game on Saturday, losing to Big 12 foe West Virginia 31-23. Following the lo s, Texas dropped to just 4-7 on the year with just a 2-6 record against conference opponents.Texas is a storied program with the sixth-most wins in FBS history and four national championships in the poll era, most recently having won a title in 2005. They competed for one as recently as 2009.BENDER: But this hasn't been a milestone year for the program at least, not in a positive way. And the lo s to West Virginia only makes it worse. Terrell Edmunds Jersey Here's a look at some unfortunate milestones the Longhorns have hit with their lo s to the Mountaineers.Losing streakThis season is going to rank up there among the worst ever in program history. The losing streak certainly is nearing that point.Texas has now lost six straight games, marking the longest such streak since 1956, when the Longhorns dropped eight in a row to end the season. That season, the streak was started Zach Banner Jersey by West Virginia.There isn't much history of long losing streaks for Texas. Only in three previous seasons have the Longhorns lost five or more games in a row. The 1938 and 1956 teams each have the longest streak, at eight games. The Longhorns also lost five games in a row in 1936.MORE: No longer bowl eligibleIt used to be that Texas was always involved in bowl games. It was bowl eligible every year from 1998 to 2009; it only mi sed two bowl games from 1969 to 1987 Hines Ward Jersey .But with this lo s, the Longhorns have failed to earn bowl eligibility for 2021. That means next week's game against Kansas State will be their last of the 2021 season.Texas had been bowl eligible four straight years, and certainly has had succe s in those matchups, winning each of those games. Those results helped Texas finish ranked in the AP Top 25 in the last three seasons.Texas will not be ranked at the end of this season.MORE: Conference lo sesTexas hasn't been a powerhouse in recent years, but it rarely has been the doormat of the Big 12. While Kansas will likely have that "honor" again in 2021, Texas is going to be awfully close (especially considering the Jayhawks beat the Longhorns in Austin).With six lo ses already, it matches the most conference lo ses Texas has ever had in a season. That mark ties the record shared by the 1956, 1997, 2010 and 2016 teams. Should Texas lose to Kansas State next week, it would fall to 2-7 in conference play, marking its worst record ever.Even the overall record is nearing a program low, though it certainly won't sink quite to 1956 levels at 1-9.But if Kansas State beats Texas in the final week of the season, the Longhorns will have a record of 4-8. That would be the most lo ses by this program since that infamous 1956 season. It would also tie the 1938 Rashaad Coward Jersey team for the second-most lo ses in a season (eight). The four wins would mark the fewest since 1997.
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Texas football makes history in loss to

Is Texas back? Decidedly not.The Longhorns dropped yet another game on Saturday, losing to Big 12 foe West Virginia 31-23. Following the lo s, Texas dropped to just 4-7 on the year with just a 2-6 record against conference opponents.Texas is a storied program with the sixth-most wins in FBS history and four national championships in the poll era, most recently having won a title in 2005. They competed for one as recently as 2009.BENDER: But this hasn’t been a milestone year for the program at least, not in a positive way. And the lo s to West Virginia only makes it worse. Terrell Edmunds Jersey Here’s a look at some unfortunate milestones the Longhorns have hit with their lo s to the Mountaineers.Losing streakThis season is going to rank up there among the worst ever in program history. The losing streak certainly is nearing that point.Texas has now lost six straight games, marking the longest such streak since 1956, when the Longhorns dropped eight in a row to end the season. That season, the streak was started Zach Banner Jersey by West Virginia.There isn’t much history of long losing streaks for Texas. Only in three previous seasons have the Longhorns lost five or more games in a row. The 1938 and 1956 teams each have the longest streak, at eight games. The Longhorns also lost five games in a row in 1936.MORE: No longer bowl eligibleIt used to be that Texas was always involved in bowl games. It was bowl eligible every year from 1998 to 2009; it only mi sed two bowl games from 1969 to 1987 Hines Ward Jersey .But with this lo s, the Longhorns have failed to earn bowl eligibility for 2021. That means next week’s game against Kansas State will be their last of the 2021 season.Texas had been bowl eligible four straight years, and certainly has had succe s in those matchups, winning each of those games. Those results helped Texas finish ranked in the AP Top 25 in the last three seasons.Texas will not be ranked at the end of this season.MORE: Conference lo sesTexas hasn’t been a powerhouse in recent years, but it rarely has been the doormat of the Big 12. While Kansas will likely have that “honor” again in 2021, Texas is going to be awfully close (especially considering the Jayhawks beat the Longhorns in Austin).With six lo ses already, it matches the most conference lo ses Texas has ever had in a season. That mark ties the record shared by the 1956, 1997, 2010 and 2016 teams. Should Texas lose to Kansas State next week, it would fall to 2-7 in conference play, marking its worst record ever.Even the overall record is nearing a program low, though it certainly won’t sink quite to 1956 levels at 1-9.But if Kansas State beats Texas in the final week of the season, the Longhorns will have a record of 4-8. That would be the most lo ses by this program since that infamous 1956 season. It would also tie the 1938 Rashaad Coward Jersey team for the second-most lo ses in a season (eight). The four wins would mark the fewest since 1997.

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