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7:00 pm August 31st, 2019

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Texas 45, Louisiana Tech 14: Horns throttle Bulldogs with LSU waiting in the wings

Throughout spring practice, Texas focused on one team. “La Tech all the way,” linebacker Joseph Ossai said. When August preseason practice started, “La Tech,” he said. When anyone talked about the season opener, same thing. “La Tech.” “Up until now, it’s been La Tech,” Ossai said. Texas opened the 2019 season with a rather blue-collar, workmanlike performance over Louisiana Tech and notched a 45-14 win Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium. A 31-point blowout over a non-Power Five team in the opener felt quite different from losing twice to Maryland. It’s what 10th-ranked Texas (1-0) is supposed to do in these games, frankly. There wasn’t much hoopla afterward, either. It was all business before, during and after. This looked like the same physical bunch that finished on a high note last season. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger looked … Read more


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September 1, 2019


Texas 45, Louisiana Tech 14: Horns throttle Bulldogs with LSU waiting in the wings

Throughout spring practice, Texas focused on one team. “La Tech all the way,” linebacker Joseph Ossai said. When August preseason practice started, “La Tech,” he said. When anyone talked about the season opener, same thing. “La Tech.” “Up until now, it’s been … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ defense was anything but a liability, looks liable to be really good

The notion that the Texas offense would have to carry the defense for the first month or so of the new season was so prevalent that one might have thought those on the offensive side of the ball would be outfitted in backpacks. And on this August evening, Sam Ehlinger … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns UnFiltered: Texas 45, Louisiana Tech 14

Nearly eight months after that big Sugar Bowl win over Georgia, the Texas Longhorns showed they just might be back as QB Sam Ehlinger attested. Texas routed Louisiana Tech, 45-14, before 96,839 at Royal-Memorial Stadium. It sets up a top-10 showdown with LSU next Saturday. The Tigers routed Georgia Southern, … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: The season opener behind us, it’s time to start the Texas-LSU hype machine

Louisiana Tech did a great job of playing the role of speed bump in Texas’ season opener. Now the Horns are on to bigger game. Texas vs. LSU. Big 12 v.s SEC, the sequel. Game on. The last time these two conferences met, Bevo XV nearly had bulldog for dinner … Read More


Texas-Louisiana Tech notebook: Impressive debuts for Duvernay, Cowboy package

On the first play of the season, Devin Duvernay took the opening kickoff at his 7-yard line and returned it 36 yards. That was the start of a long day at the office. Duvernay was heavily involved in Texas’ 45-14 win over Louisiana Tech. The senior was targeted 10 times … Read More


August 31, 2019


Texas 45, Louisiana Tech 14: Our five questions for Texas — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday night’s season-opening win over Louisiana Tech. Here’s how they played out: 1. Who was Texas’ leading rusher? Keaontay Ingram. Ingram, who was injured in the first preseason scrimmage and subsequently held out for … Read More


Texas 45, Louisiana Tech 14: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday night in Austin: First quarter Texas 7, Louisiana Tech 0. It was a heavy dose of Duvernay early for the Longhorns; after returning the opening kickoff 36 yards, he caught for short passes on the opening drive, including a touchdown. He also had a run … Read More


It’s over: No. 10 Texas starts its season with a win for a change, cruises past Louisiana Tech 45-14

It’s all over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. No. 10-ranked Texas, which was a 20.5-point favorite tonight, has beaten Conference USA’s Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 45-14. What this win means for Texas It doesn’t quite make up for the 2017 and 2018 season-opening losses to Maryland, but being 1-0 out of the gate … Read More


Texas looks like it’s on cruise control; Horns lead Louisiana Tech at halftime, 24-0

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium. No. 10 Texas, which is a 20.5-point favorite tonight, is controlling Louisiana Tech, 24-0. Things are playing out nicely for the Longhorns, who look well on their way to exorcising those season-opening losses to Maryland the past two years. Sam Ehlinger is keeping his runs … Read More


August 30, 2019


Texas’ notable number: Sam Ehlinger’s starts at quarterback — and the number 20

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 20 — the jersey number that Texas retired in 1979 in honor of the legendary Earl Campbell.  Sophomore lineman Joseph Ossai compiled 20 tackles last season, … Read More


August 29, 2019


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

The 10th-ranked Longhorns host Louisiana Tech on Saturday (7 p.m., LHN). The eyes of Texas will be upon … Joseph Ossai, Texas linebacker Ossai started just twice during the 2018 season, but the freshman made the most from his last opportunity. In the Sugar Bowl, he recorded … Read More


Texas vs. Louisiana Tech: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday night against Louisiana Tech: 1. Who leads Texas in rushing on Saturday? Last year, Tre Watson and Keaontay Ingram handled all but 43 of the 370 rushing attempts that Texas distributed to running backs. UT needs that two-pronged philosophy to work this weekend since  … Read More


Texas vs. Louisiana Tech: Five key matchups to watch

Here are five key matchups in the Texas-Louisiana Tech game to keep your eye on Saturday night: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger vs. Louisiana Tech QB J’Mar Smith To some fans, this may actually be a matchup between Ehlinger and famed Bulldog Terry Bradshaw. Making Bradshaw eat his words (the Hall … Read More


Staying on schedule: With Louisiana Tech, Texas is going back to formula that led to winning ways

Tick, tock, tick, tock. The wait is excruciating. “I’m just excited to go out and, you know, kind of hit somebody else,” Texas receiver Collin Johnson said this week. The Longhorns trudged through the long offseason, made it through a hot summer and battled … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: There’s not enough Hall of Fame space for all who shaped Longhorns’ history

The doors will swing open Friday, and the public can freely inspect the new Frank Denius Family University of Texas Athletics Hall of Fame. When you do, understand that school officials squeezed as much as they could into 30,000 square feet. The north end zone of … Read More