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September 15, 2019


No. 12 Texas 48, Rice 13: Five key plays

There were 124 snaps taken in Texas’ 48-13 win over Rice at NRG Stadium on Saturday night. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. First start, first down Tom Herman won his 32nd coin toss in five seasons as a head coach, but … Read More


No. 12 Texas 48, Rice 13: Longhorns have a field day, build confidence in blowout win

HOUSTON — For all those fans who never get to attend a Texas football practice, Saturday night’s blowout win over Rice was basically the same thing. The 12th-ranked Longhorns drove the seven-man sled disguised as the Rice Owls up and down NRG Stadium. There was a … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Why does Texas play Rice? Well, because it’s easy

HOUSTON — JFK had it backward. When the president adlibbed during his ambitious 1962 speech at Rice Stadium about going to the moon, he slipped in a catchy phrase on the fly and posed the question, “Why does Rice play Texas?” The president should have queried, “Why does Texas play … Read More


Texas-Rice notebook: With one flip of the coin, Tom Herman makes history

HOUSTON — At the start of Texas’ 48-13 rout of Rice on Saturday night, Longhorns head coach Tom Herman did something he had never done before. After winning the coin toss with a call of heads, Herman opted to receive the ball to start the game. This is the first … Read More


September 14, 2019

Texas 48, Rice 13: Our five questions for Texas — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Texas’ 48-13 win over Rice on Saturday night. Here’s how they played out: 1. Which Houston-area Longhorn shined the brightest? Easy. D’Shawn Jamison. And that’s saying something. Texas is loaded with playmakers from the Houston area, including left … Read More


No. 12 Texas 48, Rice 13: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday night: First quarter Texas 14, Rice 0. Texas’ first two drives started at its own 18- and 10-yard lines. The Horns rattled off 82- and 90-yard scoring drives. Roschon Johnson’s first career touchdown capped a first drive that saw UT convert three third downs (third-and-2, … Read More


It’s over: No. 12 Texas gets back on winning track in dominating fashion, 48-13 over Rice

It’s all over at NRG Stadium in Houston. Twelfth-ranked Texas, which was a 31.5-point favorite tonight, has beaten Rice 48-13. Sam Ehlinger produced more than 300 total yards and threw three touchdowns, Keaontay Ingram bounced back just fine from that dropped touchdown catch last week with a pair of touchdown … Read More


Texas is controlling, well, just about everything; Horns lead Rice at halftime, 31-0

It’s halftime at NRG Stadium in Houston. No. 12 Texas, which is a 31.5-point favorite tonight, is shutting out Rice 31-0. The fact that the Longhorns are cruising past the Owls is hardly surprising. Texas is more than a four-touchdown favorite, coming off a tough top-10 matchup loss at home … Read More


Collin Johnson to join B.J. Foster, DeMarvion Overshown on the sidelines against Rice

When Texas takes the field at NRG Stadium on Saturday evening, it will be missing three of its players. Two hours before its kickoff against Rice, Texas announced that receiver Collin Johnson (hamstring) and defensive backs B.J. Foster (hamstring) and DeMarvion Overshown (back) will not play against the Owls. Running … Read More


September 12, 2019


Texas vs. Rice: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday night against Rice: 1. Which Houston-area player shines the brightest in his homecoming? Texas has gobbled up plenty of Houston-raised talent over the years. In fact, seven of the Longhorns who started last week against LSU were recruited out of the Houston area. Will … Read More


Texas vs. Rice: Five key matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Texas-LSU game to keep your eye on Saturday night: Texas WR Devin Duvernay vs. the Rice secondary After two weeks, Duvernay’s 21 receptions trail only the 24 catches recorded by Purdue sophomore Rondale Moore on the national leaderboard. After catching 11 footballs in the second … Read More


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

The 12th-ranked Longhorns will meet Rice at Houston’s NRG Stadium on Saturday (7 p.m., CBS Sports Network). The eyes of Texas will be upon … Ayodele Adeoye, Texas linebacker In 15 games with head coach Mike Bloomgren, Rice has run on 57.2 percent of its offensive snaps. That philosophy may … Read More


The H-Town takeover: Tom Herman is now using Houston-area firepower to stockpile Texas’ talent

The “H-Town Takeover” wasn’t just Tom Herman’s catchy recruiting slogan during his two years coaching Houston. It was a mindset. It was his brand. “This is our town. This is our city,” Herman said at a UH preseason news conference in August 2015. “And we embrace … Read More


Texas’ notable number: Collin Johnson at NFL stadiums — and the number 24

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 24 — the jersey number that has been assigned to UT freshmen Marques Caldwell and Derrian Brown.  The longest run against Texas through two games was LSU’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s 24-yarder last … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: What does 12th-ranked Texas have to worry about? Let’s remember 1994 …

I remember the rain. Buckets and buckets of it. Unrelenting. The rain started that Friday in Houston, but by Sunday, it was a full deluge. The Houston area was struck with torrential flooding in October 1994, weather so severe that it cost 17 people their lives and more than $800 … Read More