Sooner Nation reacts to the Texas Longhorns 20-19 loss to No. 1 Alabama

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The Texas Longhorns were 20-point underdogs heading into their matchup with the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. And in a nail-biting one-point loss to the Tide, the Longhorns looked almost as if they were… dare I say… back.

Although it wasn’t Alabama’s best performance in a penalty-riddled game, the Longhorns’ defense stood tall, holding Alabama to 374 yards of offense. 2021’s Heisman Trophy winner, Bryce Young, was held to 213 passing yards and just 5.5 yards per attempt on the day.

After losing starting quarterback Quinn Ewers to injuries early in the game, the Longhorns held steady throughout, going toe-to-toe with arguably the best program in college football for the last 12 years.

If this is indeed who Texas is in 2022, it certainly adds another element to the Big 12 title race.

Though it was a one-point loss, it’s still a loss. Sooner Nation, while paying respect to the effort Texas put on the field on Saturday, reveled in the Longhorns coming up short.

To provide you an appetizer for Oklahoma’s 6 p.m. kickoff, let’s take a look at some of the best social media reactions.

Alabama ready for Texas' move to the SEC

The beauty of sports

A win for the bookmakers

Longhorn gonna Longhorn

Oh no

Former Sooner great would never

Starting the Go Fund Me for Red River

Left too much time on the clock

Bama won ugly

Alabama unusually undisciplined

Texas was almost back

My wife and I were

Alabama didn't look like Alabama

Great start to a college football Saturday

Remember that time Kansas beat Texas?

Tough Scene

Is Sark Charlie Strong?

Big Takeaway

So close (Parody account)

Texas Longhorns fans in one picture

Horns Down lives on

OU and Texas will be able to hang

They ready

Same result

Texas played a heck of a game

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