Momentum may be an illusion, as Texas coach Tom Herman is wont to say. Try telling that to the 95,124 fans at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday. What they saw was no illusion, as the 17th-ranked Horned Frogs can attest. The Texas football program is indeed coming back to life. Slowly, but surely, raising those Horns a little bit higher with each passing week. Trailing by six in the third quarter, the Longhorns converted two turnovers into points and made enough plays down the stretch to capture a 31-16 victory over the Horned Frogs. It was UT’s second straight win over a top-25 program in as many weeks. This is no mirage, either. The Longhorns (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) will wake up on Sunday tied for first place in the league standings having crossed a major hurdle. “I think it’s a huge win,” UT safety Brandon Jones said. “Me being a junior, that’s my first time actually beating them.” Texas hadn’t even held a lead … Read more


Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas stuns TCU, the latest hint that the Longhorns are rising again

The best team won. How long has it been since we’ve written that about the home team on a big stage? But it’s the unvarnished truth as Texas bested TCU and in dominating fashion at that. There was nothing fluky about this one.     Starving for relevance, unranked … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ big win over TCU proves that with this team, it should all start with defense

Congratulations, Longhorn Nation. Your four-year TCU nightmare has finally come to an end. The Texas Longhorns just beat the Horned Frogs with a belly-rubbing, ball-hawking defense leading the way.   Todd Orlando’s pupils tackled in bunches. They played free-wheeling, aggressive football with no signs of that uncertainty we witnessed … Read More

After beating TCU, Texas is thinking it may boast one of the ‘best wide receiver group in the nation’

On Sunday, Collin Johnson says he just plans to celebrate his birthday with his family. If those plans seem low-key for turning 21, don’t worry. Johnson was the center of attention at a party at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday that was attended by 95,124 people. The junior receiver had 124 … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 31, TCU 16

Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden, Brian Davis, and Danny Davis discuss Texas’ 31-16 win over the TCU Horned Frogs. The Horns improved to 3-1 overall and opened Big 12 play with a win that snapped a four-game losing streak to the Frogs. Check it out.   … Read More

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WATCH: Danny Davis and Brian Davis talk TCU on the Longhorn Minute

Statesman writers Brian Davis and Danny Davis discuss Texas’ 31-16 win over TCU. Read More

Texas-TCU notebook: Horns’ Boyd, Horned Frogs’ Reagor engaged in intriguing day-long battles

Jalen Reagor compiled the statistics, but Kris Boyd got the win. Reagor, TCU’s sophomore wide receiver, kept Boyd busy during Texas’ 31-16 win over No. 17 TCU on Saturday. Reagor did not record any offensive statistics in last year’s meeting, but led TCU with eight catches for … Read More

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Another ranked team goes down: Texas upsets No. 17 TCU, 31-16

It’s all over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, which was a 3-point underdog today, has beaten No. 17 TCU 31-16. It’s the Longhorns’ first win over the Horned Frogs since 2013. It’s the Horned Frogs’ second straight loss, after last week’s setback to Ohio State. The win starts Texas with a … Read More

Texas 31, TCU 16: Our five pregame questions — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday’s 31-16 win over TCU. Here’s how they played out: 1. Did the defense struggle without Malcolm Roach? No. Surely the defense would have benefited having Roach — the junior linebacker with 11 career starts who’ll … Read More

Texas 31, TCU 16: The expanded boxscore

A look at how it all happened Saturday: First quarter Texas 7, TCU 6. A Tre Watson touchdown run — set up by a key fourth-down completion by Collin Johnson — gave Texas its first lead over TCU since 2013. The Longhorns had another shot at points in the … Read More

Recruits enjoy the new, improved Longhorns following win over TCU

The wins on the field are starting to catch the eye of recruits. The Longhorns knocked off TCU, 31-16, Saturday afternoon to move to 3-1 on the season. The loss to Maryland feels like a carryover from 2017. This is a new team. This is a different … Read More

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What Tom Herman said after Texas raced past No. 17-ranked TCU

Is Texas back? Whatever you believe, the Longhorns took a big step forward Saturday by beating No. 17-ranked TCU 31-16. Things looked dicey in the third quarter as the Texas offense sputtered, but a diving touchdown catch by Collin Johnson ignited a burnt orange … Read More

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Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger moves past his high school coach in UT’s history books

Todd Dodge once predicted that Sam Ehlinger would be a better quarterback at Texas than he was. Statistically-speaking, it only took Ehlinger until the fourth game of his sophomore season to back up those words. With an eight-yard pass to Tre Watson in the third quarter of … Read More

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Social reaction: Optimism? Trepidation? Taking temperature of Texas fans as Longhorns take on TCU

How are we feeling, Longhorn Nation? Coming off a big win last week over USC, Texas hosts TCU on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams. The Longhorns provided plenty of reasons for optimism against the Trojans, but the Horned Frogs have brought nothing but … Read More