Bert Auburn Texas Longhorns

One of the biggest matchups of the weekend is currently taking place between the Texas Longhorns and No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, which has been an extremely competitive game into the fourth quarter.

Despite an unfortunate injury for Longhorns starting quarterback Quinn Ewers in the first quarter, Texas had a chance to take the lead heading into halftime with a 20-yard field goal attempt from Texas sophomore kicker Bert Auburn.

Luckily for Crimson Tide fans, the snap on the kick attempt was mishandled by backup quarterback Hudson Card, and Austin missed the chance to take the lead for Texas on a brutal kick attempt that went very far left of the goal post.

Instead of going into halftime with a three-point lead, Texas and Alabama were tied at the half. And many Texas fans in attendance were not pleased with this result.

It does look like Alabama star linebacker Will Anderson was able to get a fingertip on this kick attempt. But with the poor snap and hold, this kick may have missed left regardless.

This is the first full season that Auburn has been the full-time kicker at Texas. And this miss will certainly be something that Longhorns’ fans remember should they go on to lose this game in a close contest.

Leaving points on the board against a team as good as Alabama is something that almost any team can’t afford to do. And it may certainly have a profound effect on the outcome of this game on Saturday. Despite that, though, Texas was up 13-10 heading into the fourth quarter.

[Fox College Football]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.