Texas 28, Georgia 21: Five key plays from the Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS — There were 142 snaps taken in Texas’ 28-21 victory over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. A perfect start One of the very few things that did not go UT’s way … Read More

Sugar Bowl notebook: Texas’ Anderson, Watson end their short stays with a signature win

NEW ORLEANS — Walking off the Superdome’s field on Tuesday night, Texas senior Calvin Anderson knew he made the right call. The offensive lineman had just closed out his collegiate career with a 28-21 win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. He arrived at Texas as a graduate transfer after … Read More

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WATCH: Bevo charges Georgia’s live mascot at pregame meeting

NEW ORLEANS — A meeting between mascots almost turned into a melee ahead of the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday. With about an hour to go before kickoff at the Superdome, a photo opportunity was set up between the alive and breathing mascots for Texas and Georgia. A similar photo of … Read More

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LOOK: Sam Ehlinger arrives at Superdome wearing Drew Brees’ high school jersey

NEW ORLEANS — Ahead of Texas’ meeting with Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, Sam Ehlinger paid homage to the quarterback who calls the Superdome his home. Ehlinger arrived at the Superdome on Tuesday wearing the high school jersey of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Ehlinger and Brees, of course, … Read More

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Ex-Longhorn Brian Orakpo retires from football after a 10-year career

Former Texas standout Brian Orakpo has announced his retirement from the NFL. The 13th-overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft and a four-time Pro Bowl selection, Orakpo played 10 seasons with Washington and Tennessee. Orakpo compiled 425 tackles and 66 sacks during his career. He scored off his only interception. Read More

The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in Tuesday’s Sugar Bowl

The 15th-ranked Longhorns play No. 5 Georgia in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Tuesday night. The eyes of Texas will be upon … Calvin Anderson, Texas left tackle Anderson, a graduate transfer from Rice, is making his 50th college start. None of them, however, have come in … Read More

Texas vs. Georgia: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Texas and Georgia face off Tuesday night in the Sugar Bowl. Five questions facing the Longhorns in New Orleans: 1. Who’ll end the season as Texas’ leading rusher? Unless Sam Ehlinger — who led the team in rushing last year as a freshman — runs wild, Texas will have a new … Read More

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Texas senior Elijah Rodriguez not lacking confidence ahead of this season’s bowl game

NEW ORLEANS — Last season, Texas offensive lineman Elijah Rodriguez used UT’s bowl game to say hello. One year later, the senior will say good-bye on the Longhorns’ postseason platform. Rodriguez missed last year’s regular season after injuring his ankle during an August practice. Since he had redshirted in 2014, Rodriguez … Read More

Texas vs. Georgia: Five key Sugar Bowl matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Sugar Bowl to keep your eye on Tuesday night: 1. Texas’ Sam Ehlinger vs. Georgia’s Jake Fromm Both quarterbacks were four-star recruits who signed in 2017 that earned starts their freshman years. Ehlinger and Fromm first competed against each … Read More

As his Texas career winds down, P.J. Locke III leads with big hits and an adjusted off-field role

NEW ORLEANS — On Thursday, P.J. Locke III took a first-class flight for the first time. Locke and other seniors on the Texas football team got to enjoy first-class comforts on the trip from Austin to Louisiana. Locke made sure to take plenty of pictures and videos, and a photo … Read More

Texas vs. Georgia: A Q&A with a Bulldogs beat writer on Fromm, Baker and the team’s Sugar Bowl motivation

What’s up with the Georgia Bulldogs? We reached out to Bulldogs beat writer Mike Griffith (@MikeGriffith32) of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and DawgNation and the 2017 Football Writers Association of America’s beat writer of the year, to offer his insight: Do you get the sense that Georgia is heading … Read More

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With Saints still in town, Texas makes some adjustments at the Superdome

NEW ORLEANS — After two days under the bright lights, Texas moved its pre-Sugar Bowl practices to Tulane University on Sunday. The Longhorns had practiced at the Superdome the past two days, but the stadium was unavailable on Sunday since the New Orleans Saints had a home game. During sessions … Read More

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John Burt catches the camera’s attention as Texas teammates talk about his ‘contagious’ personality

NEW ORLEANS — Senior John Burt has created highlights at Texas as both a receiver on the football team and a hurdler for the school’s track and field program. That, though, may not be the reason why his face is so familiar to Longhorn fans. During UT’s … Read More

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Using sign language, Texas captain Andrew Beck has a memorable moment ahead of the Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS — A few days before a showdown in the Sugar Bowl with Georgia, Texas senior tight end Andrew Beck picked up a new fan: Bulldog receiver Jeremiah Holloman. Holloman was among those impressed by a video of Beck that was tweeted out by the Sugar Bowl on Friday. Read More

One injury and new role later, Texas’ Malcolm Roach readies for his Louisiana homecoming

NEW ORLEANS — Many Texas players got their first-ever look at the New Orleans Superdome at practice Friday morning. Malcolm Roach was not one of them. You see, Grambling State and Southern University meet at the Superdome every year for their revered Bayou Classic rivalry game, a SWAC showdown that … Read More

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Big gains made by freshmen linemen as Texas prepares for the Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS — If Texas sticks to the script it has used all season, 13 seniors should start in the Sugar Bowl. Three of those seniors are offensive linemen. Calvin Anderson, a left tackle and graduate transfer from Rice, will be making the 50th start of his collegiate career. Left … Read More

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Following Mary Iakopo’s transfer, Texas adds a fourth Duck to its softball team’s depth chart

This offseason, the Texas softball program has proven that birds of a feather do indeed flock together. Oregon catcher Mary Iakopo announced on Friday that she will transfer to Texas. The news was confirmed a day later by UT’s softball team. Texas expects Iakopo to be eligible for this upcoming season, … Read More

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Freshmen quarterbacks Cameron Rising, Casey Thompson both exploring transfer

When it comes to quarterbacks, Texas may soon have one fewer name on its depth chart. The Football Brainiacs and 247Sports first reported on Saturday that Texas freshman Cameron Rising has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal. Having one’s name in the transfer portal does not guarantee a … Read More

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#tbt: Texas DL Gerald Wilbon’s first trip to the Superdome

Since the Sugar Bowl is being held in New Orleans, Texas junior defensive lineman D’Andre Christmas-Giles will get a chance to play in his hometown. In fact, Texas senior Anthony Wheeler said this week that Christmas-Giles says “he’s got a few spots he’s looking about taking the team to.” The Longhorns, though, … Read More

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#tbt: Texas’ best-ever statistical performances in bowl games

On New Year’s Day, Texas and Georgia will battle in the Sugar Bowl. This will be the 55th appearance in a bowl game for both Texas and Georgia, a mark that has been exceeded nationally by only Alabama. Over the course of UT’s previous 54 … Read More