Texas returns to AP poll for the first time since 2013

On Monday, Texas wide receiver John Burt was asked where the Longhorns should find themselves in the national polls this week. Texas entered the season unranked, and Burt was meeting with the media just hours after Sunday night’s 50-47 double-overtime win over 10th-ranked Notre Dame. “That’s not for me to … Read More

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Trio of Longhorns honored by Big 12

The Big 12 took note of the Texas Longhorns’ big win over Notre Dame. Both of Texas’ quarterbacks were honored alongside sophomore defensive tackle Chris Nelson on Tuesday as the Big 12 revealed its first batch of weekly awards. Senior Tyrone Swoopes split the Big 12’s Offensive Player of the … Read More

Texas 50, Notre Dame 47: Five key plays

There were 162 snaps taken in Texas’ 50-47 win over Notre Dame on Sunday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference. 1. Swoopes for six Well, duh. Tyrone Swoopes lifted the Longhorns to victory when he scored on a 6-yard run … Read More

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In overtime, Strong placed trust in Swoopes-led offense

What would have happened had Notre Dame stopped Tyrone Swoopes on a couple of plays in the second overtime of Texas’ 50-47 win on Sunday? Texas would have gone for broke. At his weekly press conference with members of the media on Monday, Texas coach Charlie Strong said his … Read More

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Longhorns secure commitment from Temple’s Taquon Graham

One day after it beat a nationally-ranked team, Texas picked up a win on the recruiting trail. Temple defensive end Taquon Graham announced on Monday that he had given a verbal commitment to the University of Texas. Graham becomes the eighth member of Texas’ 2017 recruiting class, which also … Read More

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Texas WR John Burt bounces back after dropped pass

On Sunday, Texas receiver John Burt got a pep talk from his new quarterback. In the first quarter of a duel with Notre Dame – 83 points and many minutes before the Longhorns’ 50-47 win was decided in a second overtime – Burt dropped what would have probably been an … Read More

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After a long night, Charlie Strong talks with media

Did Charlie Strong sleep at all after the Longhorns knocked off Notre Dame in double overtime on Sunday? In a conference call on Monday, the Longhorns’ third-year coach told reporters that he didn’t get much rest after opening the season with a 50-47 victory. Strong did not finish meeting … Read More

Texas-Notre Dame notebook: The freshmen got their shots

One of the key plays of Texas’ 50-47 win Sunday night was Naashon Hughes’  blocked field goal at the end of the third quarter. It preserved what was a 31-28 lead for Texas at the time, but it was set up by a controversial play. On a third-and-12 from the … Read More

Texas fares well on special teams in win over Notre Dame

At times during the 2015 season, Texas’ special teams were, well, anything but special. There was that missed extra point in the final minutes against Cal, and the botched punt in a 30-27 loss to Oklahoma State. One year later — even on a night when a blocked extra point was … Read More

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Texas vs. Notre Dame: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER Texas 7, Notre Dame 7 — Texas and Notre Dame exchanged touchdown catches on their first drives of the season. In his college debut, freshman quarterback Shane Buechele was 4 of 5 on that drive, including his TD toss. Notre Dame: Equanimeous St. Brown 13-yard pass from DeShone … Read More

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Texas vs. Notre Dame: A Box Score’s Story

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Longhorns change numbers before Notre Dame kickoff

If you have a University of Texas roster at home, you may want to update the jersey numbers before kickoff of the Notre Dame game. With less to two hours to go before it starts its football season, the University of Texas has announced that six players have changed their … Read More

Take Five: Q&A with a Notre Dame beat writer

Each week of the season, the American-Statesman will interview the beat writer of Texas’ opponent. This week, the Chicago Tribune’s Paul Skrbina offers insight on Notre Dame. You can find Paul on Twitter at @ChiTribSkrbina: At No. 10 in the AP’s preseason poll, are the Fighting Irish overrated, underrated … Read More

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Recruiting recap: 2017 Longhorns and Friday night’s lights

University of Texas football fans are surely interested in present state of affairs on the 40 Acres, but an eye should also be kept on who the team is recruiting. The University of Texas’ 2017 recruiting class has received seven verbal commitments. 247Sports currently ranks Texas’ upcoming recruiting class as … Read More

Paul Boyette, other veterans, focus on mentoring Texas’ young freshmen ‘pups’

On the football field, Texas senior Paul Boyette, Jr., lives by a lesson taught to him by his father. “He was drawing up plays when I was little,” the defensive tackle recalled. “He said ‘If that X can’t dominate that O, then I think for the most part, what are … Read More

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Texas-ex Boyer stands by Colin Kaepernick during national anthem

A couple of days after he penned an open letter to Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers, former Texas long snapper Nate Boyer met with the quarterback who has sparked a national discussion. Boyer, who was a Green Beret before he walked onto the Texas football team, met with … Read More

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Texas announces a sell-out for Notre Dame opener

Texas and Notre Dame will be playing in front of a full house on Sunday. The University of Texas announced on Thursday that it had sold-out its season-opening game against Notre Dame on Sunday. According to the university, a capacity crowd at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium consists of 100,119 … Read More

Notable Number: Texas’ new receivers — and the number four

Every week this fall, we’re looking at a number related to Texas football. Today’s notable number is four. Four is the number worn on the jerseys of Texas safety DeShon Elliott and 2017 recruit Sam Ehlinger, a quarterback from Austin’s Westlake High. Texas has won four national championships — … Read More

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Texas volleyball team set for home opener

Senior outside hitter Paulina Prieto Cerame said on Wednesday that the standard for the Texas volleyball team – a program that last failed to reach the NCAA’s national semifinals in 2011 – was perfection. Texas was not perfect, though, during the opening week of its volleyball season. The Longhorns opened … Read More

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Malik Jefferson to remain at inside post for Texas

On the field, football fans should expect more of the same from sophomore linebacker Malik Jefferson. At a press conference on Wednesday, Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford said that Jefferson’s role won’t change much in his second year on campus. One season after he logged 61 tackles, 2.5 sacks and … Read More