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Texas caps Tom Herman’s initial deteriorate with win over Missouri in Texas Bowl

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas manager Tom Herman knows he has a prolonged approach to go to get a Longhorns where he wants them to be.

But finishing with a school’s initial winning record given 2013 following a 33-16 feat over Missouri in a Texas Bowl on Wednesday night positively has them on a right track.

“It’s unequivocally critical for these guys to call themselves a winner,” Herman said, “and to be means to travel around their hometowns over a subsequent few weeks of Christmas mangle meaningful they had a winning season. It wasn’t going to be life or death. We would have been only excellent subsequent year, though this was a large step forward.”

Freshman using behind Daniel Young had 64 yards receiving with a touchdown and combined 48 yards on a belligerent to gait Texas (7-6).

The Longhorns, in a play for a initial time given 2014, bounced behind from a detriment to Texas Tech in their regular-season culmination to finish with their initial winning record given going 8-5 in manager Mack Brown’s final deteriorate in 2013.

Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger separate time during quarterback for Texas, and both players threw a touchdown pass. The invulnerability helped out, too, with Anthony Wheeler scoring a TD on a fail lapse in a initial half and Davante Davis grabbing an interception with about 3 mins left in a fourth quarter.

Armanti Foreman dashed 18 yards for a touchdown on a indirect expostulate to extend a lead to 33-16 and put a diversion out of reach.

Michael Dickson, who won a Ray Guy Award as a nation’s best punter, was comparison a game’s Most Valuable Player, creation him a initial non-offensive actor to be Texas Bowl MVP and a second punter ever to win MVP of a play game, fasten Florida State’s Graham Gano, a MVP of a 2008 Champs Sports Bowl.

Dickson, who will abstain his comparison deteriorate to announce for a NFL draft, punted 11 times for 452 yards, with 4 alighting inside a 5.

He was repelled that he won a honor.

“I didn’t trust it when they told me during first,” he said. “I was like, ‘Wait, because am we going on stage?’ It’s still kind of falling in now.”

Missouri manager Barry Odom pronounced he’s never seen a punting opening like Dickson’s.

“I theory that’s because he won that award,” Odom said. “He’s flattering good and they played good off of it.”

Drew Lock upheld for 269 yards and a touchdown, though also threw an interception and mislaid a fail in a loss, that snapped a six-game winning strain for a Tigers. Lock led a republic during a unchanging deteriorate with a Southeastern Conference-record 43 touchdown passes and had thrown 3 or some-more in 8 true games.

“We’ll use this as a training apparatus and proclivity and continue to build a module and build a team,” Odom said. “We’ve got a lot of sparkling things happening.”