Longhorns Get One-Point Safety
No. 6 Texas scored a rare one-point safety early in the third quarter of Friday’s game against Texas A&M.;
Longhorn defensive back Bobby Tatum returned a blocked punt 10 yards for a touchdown, setting up what would have been the game-tying conversion.
But Texas holder Matt Nordgren dropped the snap, Dusty Mangum kicked the ball into the line and it rolled shy of the goal line. In the ensuing scramble for the football, officials ruled that A&M; had gained possession and then fumbled it into the end zone.
Aggie safety Jaxson Appel recovered the ball before several Longhorn defenders pounced on him.
Game officials conferred for about a minute before ruling that the Longhorns would get a point for downing Appel in the end zone. The mostly orange-clad crowd of 83,891 cheered when the scoreboard recorded the point, tying the score at 13.