Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Why does Texas play Rice? Well, because it’s easy

HOUSTON — JFK had it backward. When the president adlibbed during his ambitious 1962 speech at Rice Stadium about going to the moon, he slipped in a catchy phrase on the fly and posed the question, “Why does Rice play Texas?” The president should have queried, “Why does Texas play … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Shane Buechele is making some new memories with his 3-0 SMU Mustangs

DALLAS — Shane Buechele was far from perfect Saturday night, and that works well if the numbers add up favorably on the scoreboard. SMU’s graduate transfer quarterback brings confidence, experience and that extra bit of moxie that’s ideal for the position. He made big plays against Texas State. He also … Read More

Texas-Rice notebook: With one flip of the coin, Tom Herman makes history

HOUSTON — At the start of Texas’ 48-13 rout of Rice on Saturday night, Longhorns head coach Tom Herman did something he had never done before. After winning the coin toss with a call of heads, Herman opted to receive the ball to start the game. This is the first … Read More

No. 12 Texas 48, Rice 13: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday night: First quarter Texas 14, Rice 0. Texas’ first two drives started at its own 18- and 10-yard lines. The Horns rattled off 82- and 90-yard scoring drives. Roschon Johnson’s first career touchdown capped a first drive that saw UT convert three third downs (third-and-2, … Read More

Texas 48, Rice 13: Our five questions for Texas — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Texas’ 48-13 win over Rice on Saturday night. Here’s how they played out: 1. Which Houston-area Longhorn shined the brightest? Easy. D’Shawn Jamison. And that’s saying something. Texas is loaded with playmakers from the Houston area, including left … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas is controlling, well, just about everything; Horns lead Rice at halftime, 31-0

It’s halftime at NRG Stadium in Houston. No. 12 Texas, which is a 31.5-point favorite tonight, is shutting out Rice 31-0. The fact that the Longhorns are cruising past the Owls is hardly surprising. Texas is more than a four-touchdown favorite, coming off a tough top-10 matchup loss at home … Read More