The Texas Longhorns gave the Alabama Crimson Tide all they could handle on Saturday. However, thanks to some late heroics by Bama quarterback Bryce Young, the Tide came away with a hard-fought 20-19 victory in Austin.
After the game, Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian discussed the loss and told reporters that his team “didn’t lose today,” they “just ran out of time.”
Sark: “We didn’t lose today. We just ran out of time.”
— Max Olson (@max_olson) September 10, 2022
On one hand, Sark has a point. Despite losing starting quarterback Quinn Ewers to injury, Texas led by six with a little under 13 minutes left and then retook the lead with 1:30 left until Young worked his magic and led Alabama to a game-winning field goal with 10 seconds left. The Longhorns just didn’t have enough time to mount one last gasp comeback of their own. And even with the loss, the Longhorns proved they’re on their way by holding their own with Nick Saban’s squad.
On the other hand, hey, every team that ever lost a football game “ran out of time” when you put it that way. And they don’t put “ran out of time” in the standings, they only track wins and losses. Ultimately, Texas had a chance to come away with a program-changing win but they couldn’t quite get it done.
Naturally, Sark’s excuse after the game caught the attention of the college football world, which chimed in with some reactions and thoughts.
Note to my editor: I didn't miss my deadline. I just ran out of time. https://t.co/LJRtbGt36D
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) September 10, 2022
Honey, I didn't forget to clean the kitchen. I just ran out of time. https://t.co/Xlvz05MOg5
— Brody Miller (@BrodyAMiller) September 10, 2022
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) September 10, 2022
Texas is 1-0 when the Longhorns don't run out of time. https://t.co/y6xj5XHEAr
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) September 10, 2022
Hey boss, I didn't show up late today the night just ran out of time for me to keep sleeping. https://t.co/GmBAouZXxk
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) September 10, 2022
This morning, my wife asked me to empty the dishwasher while she ran to the store.
Instead, I perused college football lines.
She came home, and was not happy.
I now regret telling her that I didn't neglect to empty the dishwasher, but instead, ran out of time. https://t.co/wu7TK9s8MZ
— Mo Egger (@MoEgger) September 10, 2022
Running out of time before you can score more points than the other team is actually how losing works https://t.co/EI8gJmnyQm
— Jack Hamilton (@jack_hamilton) September 10, 2022
Texas IS BACK (to believing in moral victories) https://t.co/lK4sZLea76
— Blake Schuster (@Schustee) September 10, 2022
bless his heart https://t.co/6QT2HRu3HZ
— The Smoking Musket (@smokingmusket) September 10, 2022
Texas is BACK (to making excuses) and we love it.