5:00 pm November 11th, 2017

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Bohls: Texas’ future includes a possible bowl, but definitely some more work

I smell the Cactus Bowl. Or is it the Liberty Bowl? Texas Bowl? Hard to tell because all those minor bowls look and taste and smell alike, but the 5-5 Texas football team inched ever closer to qualifying for its first bowl game in three years even though it’s beaten just one team with a winning record (6-4 Iowa State before it switched quarterbacks). Not that Texas’ 42-27 win over Kansas, the lowest of the low, seemed like all that nice an appetizer Saturday night. Tom Herman wasn’t buying it. He’ll settle for a win of any kind since it’d been a full month since there was a victory at Royal-Memorial Stadium, even one over the 1-and-whatever Jayhawks, who beat Southwest Missouri State in the season-opener. No, hold that. I think it was Southeast Missouri State. I know it was one of the Missouri States. For the record, it’s 1-9 … Read more


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November 11

Texas 42, Kansas 27: Seniors stepping up as Longhorns move closer to bowl eligibility

Texas senior Antwaun Davis has the All-American résumé that voters love. Just not All-American statistics. The fifth-year senior from Bastrop started playing football at age 7. He’s active in community service, volunteered with the Special Olympics and once competed in an art contest. Davis worked overtime last spring and summer … Read More

Kirk Bohls

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Bohls: Texas’ future includes a possible bowl, but definitely some more work

I smell the Cactus Bowl. Or is it the Liberty Bowl? Texas Bowl? Hard to tell because all those minor bowls look and taste and smell alike, but the 5-5 Texas football team inched ever closer to qualifying for its first bowl game in three years even though it’s beaten … Read More

Texas notebook: Dorian Leonard and Gary Johnson exit Kansas win with injuries

Texas picked up the win on Saturday. The Longhorns, however, also were dealt two losses at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Neither senior wide receiver Dorian Leonard nor junior linebacker Gary Johnson returned after getting injured in the third quarter of the 42-27 win over the Jayhawks. Afterward, UT coach Tom Herman said … Read More

Third and Longhorns: Inside Texas 42, Kansas 27

A deeper look inside Texas’ 42-27 win over Kansas: Why Texas (5-5, 4-3 Big 12) won Simply put, the Longhorns are better than the Jayhawks. Of course, they were last year too, though that didn’t matter in Lawrence because Texas committed six turnovers that day. That didn’t happen tonight, though. Read More

Texas 42, Kansas 27: The expanded boxscore

A look back at how it all happened Saturday night: First quarter Texas 28, Kansas 7. The Jayhawks opened the game with some trickery — an onside kick — but John Burt scooped it up. On Texas’ first snap, Shane Buechele hit Lorenzo Joe for a touchdown just 9 … Read More

Our 4 Texas-Kansas pregame questions — answered

Saturday, we looked at four questions that Texas was facing ahead of its matchup with Kansas. Here’s how they played out: 1. What was Jerrod Heard’s role? Sideline spectator. With Sam Ehlinger back in the mix at quarterback, Heard — Texas’ versatile junior (and former starting quarterback) who shifted to … Read More

Texas 42, Kansas 27: It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t a blowout, but it was a much-needed win

It’s over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, which was a 33-point favorite tonight, has beaten Kansas 42-27. It wasn’t a blowout. It wasn’t a very pretty win. Texas produced 258 passing yards and 118 rushing yards against one of the worst defenses in the country; Kansas was allowing 42.2 points a … Read More

The Eyes of Texas: 3 Jayhawks the Horns will be watching

On Saturday against Kansas, the eyes of Texas will be upon … Khalil Herbert, running back Herbert, who started three games last year, has become a focal point in an offense that’s scoring only 19.7 points per game. Herbert is the lone Jayhawk who has rushed for more than 200 … Read More


November 10

Texas’ notable number: Finding Holton Hill’s replacement — and the number 14

Every week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 14. Fourteen is a number worn by senior receiver Lorenzo Joe, who has 11 catches this year. Linebackers Anthony Wheeler and Jeffrey McCulloch have each forced a loss of 14 … Read More

Texas set to host three top-flight 2018 recruits on official visits this weekend

A home game against Kansas this weekend allows the Longhorns to host recruits leading into the first national signing day on Dec. 20. Texas’ 2018 class is 18 members strong and ranks as the second-best class in the nation and the top class in the Big 12. Read More

Texas vs. Kansas: 4 questions facing the Horns

Four questions facing Texas on Saturday against Kansas: 1. What will Jerrod Heard’s role be? The versatile junior has played as both a wildcat quarterback and a receiver who’s caught 12 passes. But his playing time has been severely limited the last two weeks because he was serving as Shane … Read More

Struggling Texas shouldn’t have any problems beating 1-8 Kansas, right?

In retrospect, that day last November started like any other. Probably just like it will Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium. It was a crisp, clear fall afternoon in Lawrence, Kan. Texas was supposed to show up and whip little ol’ Kansas, a 1-9 team with a fan base ready for basketball … Read More

Texas vs. Kansas: 5 key matchups to watch

Here are five key Texas-Kansas matchups to watch Saturday: Texas’ Naashon Hughes vs. Kansas’ Chris Hughes Texas senior linebacker Naashon Hughes likely will make his 35th career start on Saturday. Kansas’ Chris Hughes, a redshirt freshman and Naashon’s younger brother, has started at right guard all season. Read More

Texas vs. Kansas: Q&A with a Jayhawks beat writer

We’re interviewing the beat writer of Texas’ opponent each week this season. This week, Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) of the Kansas City Star offers his insight on the Kansas Jayhawks. 1. Is there much hope left for this season or have Kansas fans already turned their attention to … Read More


November 7


Golden: Starting Jerrod Heard at QB versus Kansas would serve two purposes for Texas

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On Jerrod Heard as the Longhorns’ quarterback: Why not Jerrod Heard? Kirk Bohls asked Tom Herman as much at Monday’s media availability. With Shane Buechele banged up and ineffective behind that patchwork offensive … Read More