‘He looks like his dog died’: Former Longhorn QB great Colt McCoy dons Tech outfit after Texas’ loss to Red Raiders

Texas Tech defeated then No. 22 Texas last Saturday in overtime, 37-34

AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 15: Former quarterback Colt McCoy of the Texas Longhorns is interviewed before the Orange-White Spring Game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on April 15, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) (Tim Warner, 2017 Tim Warner)

SAN ANTONIO – Colt McCoy, a former Texas Longhorn quarterback great and current backup with the Arizona Cardinals, paid off a debt this week after losing a bet on the outcome of the Texas-Texas Tech football game last Saturday.

McCoy, in a viral tweet posted by the Cardinals media relations lead, donned a Red Raider outfit on Tuesday, after the Longhorns lost to Texas Tech on the road in Lubbock, 37-34 in overtime.

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McCoy is currently on injured reserve and his head coach, Kliff Kingsbury, is one of three former alums in the organization. Wide receiver Antoine Wesley and assistant coach Kenny Bell are also Red Raiders. But in a quote to ESPN, Kingsbury, a native to the San Antonio area and former head coach of Texas Tech, said the bet wasn’t his.

“No, no, I wouldn’t do that to him. I wasn’t gonna make that bet because I’m not wearing that burnt orange s---, I can assure you,” Kingsbury said. “He’s like Mr. Texas. Like that is the guy in the state of Texas. So, I wouldn’t do him like that.”

McCoy, a former Heisman Trophy finalist, is second all-time in games won by an NCAA Division I FBS quarterback. He was a two-time All-American, and has had his no. 12 jersey retired by UT.

The win was the first time the Red Raiders had beaten its in-state rivals at home since 2008.

“He’s hurt,” Kingsbury told ESPN. “You can see his face. He looks like his dog died, man. I don’t rub it in.”

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