MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - Peter Jinkens seemed to wear the displeasure of the entire Texas program on his face when he spoke to the media after Texas’ 38-20 loss to West Virginia on Saturday.
“It’s hard because we needed one of these last three,” Jinkens said. “We’ve got two more, we’ve got Tech and Baylor. They have very high-powered offenses. I think we have a chance.”
That was as in-depth an answer as the normally jubilant senior linebacker gave.
It’s hard to blame him considering the Longhorns gave up 24 points off turnovers and found themselves down 21-10 after a first half that was played much closer than that.
“Giving up big plays,” Jinkens said when asked what went wrong. “Too many turnovers and too many penalties.”
Texas lost three fumbles and was intercepted twice.
“I’m still confident in our team,” he said. “I’m confident in our players and our coaches.”
The last few answers Jinkens gave should tell you all you need to know about how he was feeling after the game.
Question: Did West Virginia throw any surprises or wrinkles at y’all?
Question: Kind of shocked that it’s been like this all season?
Pause….Jinkens: “That it?”
For now, yes. At least until after Texas’ home game against Texas Tech on Thanksgiving Day.null