Texas linebacker Anthony Wheeler (45) runs into the end zone for a touchdown after a fumble recovery, as Antwuan Davis celebrates during the first half against Missouri in the Texas Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Houston. (Eric Christian Smith)
The celebration is known as « Secure the Bag, » and Missouri quarterback Drew Lock and his teammates have used it for the better half of the season.
On Wednesday, during a 33-16 loss to Texas in the Texas Bowl, the Tigers had the tables turned.
The celebration, which includes pretending to strap on an invisible backpack, was a part of the antics by the Longhorns and their coach – Tom Herman.
After intercepting Lock in the final minute of Texas’ 33-16 victory, Texas cornerback Davante Davis imitated Lock’s celebration after an interception late in the game, then Herman did the same thing.
Lock was asked about it after the game.
« They showed us a video at our luncheon (Tuesday) and it was all highlights of old Texas. … The saying was, ‘We are Texas,' » Lock told St. Louis Post-Dispatch. « You can look at it like this is a pretty big program. And when the head coach is mocking your dance move you must be doing something right. You’re not a nobody. You’re definitely doing something that’s catching other people’s attention. When you think about, ‘We are Texas,’ and ‘We are the amazing program we’ve always been,’ and the head coach is doing that, I’m going to walk with my head high and a little chip on my shoulder when that happened. »