Texas

Longhorns

vs.

UTEP

Miners

6:00 pm September 10th, 2016

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin

Texas 41, UTEP 7: Longhorns ‘shuffle the deck’ and still win with ease

Students standing outside Royal-Memorial Stadium tried to put a free game program in fans’ hands before Saturday’s scrum with UTEP. Most people just walked on by, oblivious to the blue-smocked, sweaty volunteers. As it turned out, rosters were required for this one. Only true diehards could name all 11 Longhorns on the field at times as 11th-ranked Texas pieced together a 41-7 victory with hot glue and duct tape. The Miners received $1 million to come spend the weekend in Austin. They probably liked their chances once it was determined UT was without starting running back D’Onta Foreman, three offensive linemen, tight end Caleb Bluiett and safety Dylan Haines, all still mending Notre Dame wounds. Center Zach Shackelford started the game, but got scratched with a bum ankle. As offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert said, the Horns “shuffled the deck” and still … Read more

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Monday

September 12

Football

Charlie Strong’s Cal presser: Texas should be at full force

Charlie Strong’s weekly press conference has come and gone. It lasted just a shade under 30 minutes and he took about 25 questions. Not bad. Texas is undefeated, nationally ranked and riding some momentum heading into its first road trip of the season. This morning, freshman quarterback Shane Buechele was … Read More

Sunday

September 11

Football

Texas 41, UTEP 7: Five key plays

There were 136 snaps taken in Texas’ 41-7 win over UTEP on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference. 1. A redeemable mistake Senior Jacorey Warrick lost a fumble out of the UTEP end zone on Texas’ seventh snap, but the Longhorns still … Read More

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Texas-UTEP notebook: Hager’s wild play suiting Horns just fine

Texas sophomore linebacker Breckyn Hager earned his first-ever start on Saturday, and the Westlake product produced a team-high eight tackles and one sack. After the game, teammates and coaches offered up a couple of Hager’s nicknames. Texas coach Charlie Strong referred to Hager and freshman linebacker Malcolm Roach (who had … Read More

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Jerrod Heard is catching on just fine at wide receiver

Jerrod Heard turned 21 on Saturday, and more than 92,000 people at Royal-Memorial Stadium — including a quarterback who beat him out for a starting job he once coveted — joined in the celebration. Heard hauled in six catches in the 41-7 blowout of UTEP, including touchdown catches … Read More

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Texas 41, UTEP 7: Longhorns ‘shuffle the deck’ and still win with ease

Students standing outside Royal-Memorial Stadium tried to put a free game program in fans’ hands before Saturday’s scrum with UTEP. Most people just walked on by, oblivious to the blue-smocked, sweaty volunteers. As it turned out, rosters were required for this one. Only true diehards could … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Is Texas back? Yeah, I’m starting to believe

Remember back when you would walk into Royal-Memorial Stadium knowing that the home team would win 99 percent of the time? Those Texas teams had great players that were a product of a winning tradition. Depth abounded. The question wasn’t if the Longhorns would win, but by how much. This … Read More

Saturday

September 10

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: So many terrific Texas receivers, so few balls to throw to them

Just two games into the young season, and already Texas has a really big problem on its hands. Not near enough footballs. Receivers, Charlie Strong has plenty of those. So many that the third-year head coach now has such an array of options that Saturday night’s top two targets in … Read More

Football

Texas vs. UTEP: A Box Score’s Story

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Third and Longhorns: Inside Texas-UTEP

WHY TEXAS (2-0) WON: Missing six starters, the Longhorns plugged in backups, reconfigured the offensive line, saw some new faces make big plays, and cruise-controlled past UTEP. For the second straight week, Shane Buechele did not disappoint. After a solid Week 1 performance (16-26-280, 2/1), he was 22 of 27 for 244 yards … Read More

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Texas vs. UTEP: Our four pregame questions — answered

On Saturday morning, we asked four questions about the Texas-UTEP matchup. Here’s how they played out: DID TEXAS STOP UTEP’S RUNNING GAME? Stop, no. Slowed, yes. Aaron Jones found it harder to find the holes and yards against Texas than he did against New Mexico State, when he … Read More

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Texas vs. UTEP: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER Texas 10, UTEP 0 — Jerrod Heard’s first-ever touchdown catch helped the sophomore celebrate his 21st birthday, and Trent Domingue kicked his second field goal of the season. But it could have been worse; Jacorey Warrick fumbled out of the end zone for a turnover and the Longhorns … Read More