Most memorable was the third-and-inches failure deep in A&M territory that could have blown open that game. A missed chip-shot field goal could have secured victory against Texas.
"Finish Texas, finish Texas A&M,” DeForest said. "Just finish games, then we're playing for the South championship against OU. We gotta learn how to finish. Our kids recognize that.”
The Cowboys weren't all bad in fourth quarters. They staged dramatic rallies to beat Kansas State 41-39 and Texas Tech 49-45.
But when it mattered most, the Cowboys withered team-wide. Texas gained 311 total yards in the fourth quarter against OSU, but the Cowboy offense managed just three first downs in the final 15 minutes even though it had four possessions.
Starting with Washington State this Saturday, OSU's fourth quarters must improve.