AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Longhorns were inspired after
hearing Sanya Richards' firsthand account of her Olympic
So after their needed rebound victory over Baylor, the Longhorns
gave the gameball to the Texas alumnna who failed to win gold at
Beijing in the individual event she had dominated but ran the
anchor lap in the 1,600-meter relay that gave the U.S. women gold.
"No one knows more about a defeat at the toughest time of her
life," coach Mack Brown said, relaying the bounce-back message
Richards delivered to the team during the week. "You feel worse
than you've ever felt, like you guys felt this week after the Tech
game. ... But it feels even better to come back."
The Longhorns (9-1, 5-1 Big 12) feel a lot better after beating
Baylor 45-21 on Saturday, a week after that last-second loss at
Texas Tech that knocked them out of the No. 1 spots in the AP poll,
Bowl Championship Series standings and Big 12 South.
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