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Moving back into the national spotlight, Texas returns to AP Top 25 poll at No. 18

After back-to-back wins over ranked opponents, Texas returned to the Associated Press Top 25 poll this week at No. 18. It’s the Longhorns’ highest AP ranking since September 2016. Texas started this season ranked 23rd in the AP Top 25 preseason poll but dropped out after … Read More

Texas 31, TCU 16: This is no illusion, the Texas football program is coming back to life

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 … 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

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

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