Texas

Longhorns

vs.

Kansas

Jayhawks

6:00 pm October 19th, 2019

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin

No. 15 Texas 50, Kansas 48: Dicker saves the day, but as for that defense? ‘Next question’

The genesis for what happened Saturday night at Royal-Memorial Stadium actually happened last Tuesday. It’s every Tuesday, really. Before every Tuesday practice truly begins, the Longhorns work on their two-minute drill. The whole idea is to get a field goal. So Saturday night, quarterback Sam Ehlinger went up and down the sideline telling his offensive teammates to be cool. “Just like Tuesday practice,” he told them. When Texas got the ball back trailing by one with 1:11 left in a rather wild affair against Kansas, those on the sideline were calm. “Running the same scenarios every Tuesday just allowed me to feel comfortable out there,” kicker Cameron Dicker said. Ehlinger threw two perfect passes to Collin Johnson for 20 and 11 yards, then another to Devin Duvernay for six. Enter Dicker, the kicker, who stepped up and drilled a 33-yard … Read more

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Tuesday

October 22, 2019

Football

Texas’ 2020 football schedule now complete with Big 12 lineup announced

Texas and Baylor fans should start thinking about their Halloween costumes for 2020. A fascinating mid-season matchup on Oct. 31 at Royal-Memorial Stadium is one of the dates on next year’s Big 12 football schedule. The league released all conference schedules on Tuesday for next season. Read More

Sunday

October 20, 2019

Football

No. 15 Texas 50, Kansas 48: Dicker saves the day, but as for that defense? ‘Next question’

The genesis for what happened Saturday night at Royal-Memorial Stadium actually happened last Tuesday. It’s every Tuesday, really. Before every Tuesday practice truly begins, the Longhorns work on their two-minute drill. The whole idea is to get a field goal. So Saturday night, quarterback Sam Ehlinger … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas got the win, but the Longhorns’ defense remains comatose

It was a barn-burner for long-suffering Kansas fans. But if you live in Austin, this was closer to a dumpster fire. The Texas Longhorns are beaten up on defense, turnover prone and still one of the friendliest pass rushes in all of college football. They’re also no longer … Read More

Football

Texas notebook: Johnson, Roach come up big against KU after early exits against OU

Last week, senior captains Collin Johnson and Malcolm Roach spent the final minutes of the Red River Showdown in the Texas locker room. Johnson exited the 34-27 loss with a head injury; Roach had been ejected for targeting. Both returned to the field Saturday against Kansas and … Read More

Saturday

October 19, 2019

Football

Texas 50, Kansas 48: Our five questions for Texas — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Texas’ 50-48 win over Kansas on Saturday. Here’s how they played out:   1. Did Devin Duvernay stay hot from the first half of his season? Yes. Duvernay, who led the country with 53 catches heading into … Read More

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No. 15 Texas 50, Kansas 48: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday night at Royal-Memorial Stadium:   First quarter Texas 14, Kansas 3. The Longhorns produced touchdowns on their first two drives, including a touchdown catch by Jake Smith, who moved to within three TDs of Roy Williams’ freshman-record eight scores. Every one of Kansas’ three drives … Read More

It’s over at DKR, and Dicker’s field goal lifts Texas past — gulp! — Kansas, 50-48

It’s all over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. No. 15-ranked Texas, which was a 21-point favorite tonight, has beaten Kansas 50-48. That’s right. It took a last-second field goal from Dicker the Kicker to avoid a big, big loss. This is how it ended: Texas, trailing 48-47, needed a field goal to … Read More

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It’s halftime, and Texas is holding off the Kansas Jayhawks, 21-17

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium. No. 15 Texas, which is a 21-point favorite tonight, is leading Kansas 21-17. That’s right, 21-17. And for a little while, the Longhorns were trailing toward the end of the second quarter. It was the Jayhawks’ first lead in Austin since 1997. Texas started out … Read More

Friday

October 18, 2019

Football

For No. 15 Texas, mapping out a journey back to Arlington sounds easy, but will it be?

Sam Ehlinger was asked Tuesday why the Texas running game never got on track against Oklahoma. “I don’t know. I’m focused on Kansas right now,” the quarterback said. OK, Joseph Ossai, how did the Longhorns miss so many tackles against the Sooners? … Read More

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Texas vs. Kansas: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday night against Kansas: 1. Does Devin Duvernay keep it up in the season’s second half? With 53 receptions and an average of 8.8 catches per game, Duvernay leads the nation in both statistical categories. (Oregon State’s Isaiah Hodgins has 51 catches in six games). Read More

Football

Texas vs. Kansas: Five key matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Texas-Kansas game to keep your eye on Saturday night: Kansas RB Pooka Williams Jr., vs. Texas WR Brennan Eagles In five games this season, Williams has averaged 4.9 yards per rush and 4.5 yards per catch. A 1,000-yard rusher as a freshman, Williams has only … Read More

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The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in Saturday’s Longhorns-Jayhawks game

The 15th-ranked Longhorns host Kansas on Saturday (6 p.m., LHN). The eyes of Texas will be upon … Hasan Defense, Kansas cornerback It may be tough to find a defender with a better name than Defense, a senior who has started 26 times for the Jayhawks. Defense has intercepted six … Read More

Thursday

October 17, 2019

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Fifty years later, the long lost Nixon plaque that he gave to Texas finds its way home

To this day, no one knows where it is. Not an inkling. But anyone who is a college football fan knows its roots. Moments after Texas had beaten Arkansas in the Game of the Century in December 1969, there in the din of a delirious, cramped visitors locker room bursting … Read More

Football

Texas’ notable number: The Longhorns’ lack of sacks — and the number 3

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 3 — the jersey number that is currently assigned to injured cornerback Jalen Green. Texas senior Devin Duvernay, with 53 receptions through six games, is on a pace to record … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Missed tackles are nothing new around here, but Todd Orlando’s got to stop it

Todd Orlando won’t share his secrets, but it’s clear he’s been losing weight since the season began. The 1993 Wisconsin roster listed the 6-foot linebacker at 225 pounds. He’s bound to be well under that now. On Wednesday, Orlando met reporters with multi-day scruff poking out … Read More