6:30 pm December 31st, 2019

Alamodome, San Antonio



January 2, 2020


Alamo Bowl win inspires hope for Texas revival: ‘The only thing I can say it’s coming’

SAN ANTONIO — While his teammates celebrated on the Alamo Bowl trophy stage, Texas running back Keaontay Ingram stood as far away from the hoopla as one could get. The confetti and balloon flash flood raining down in the Alamodome was practically two counties away. Read More


January 1, 2020


Five key plays: Texas 38, No. 11 Utah 10

SAN ANTONIO — There were 116 snaps taken in Texas’ 38-10 win over No. 11 Utah in the Alamo Bowl on Tuesday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. He’s back Due to a hamstring issue, Texas senior … Read More


Texas 38, No. 11 Utah 10: Longhorns rediscover what’s possible in 2020 with Alamo win

SAN ANTONIO — Texas ended 2019 by making a lengthy list of New Year’s resolutions. In 2020, the Longhorns intend to play ferocious defense week in and week out, sort of like what linebacker Joseph Ossai did Tuesday night against No. 11 Utah. “Joe is … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: If it’s bowl season, then go ahead and count Texas as a big winner

SAN ANTONIO — Texas finally figured it out. Make ‘em all bowl games, real or imagined. All 12 of them before the Longhorns play, you know, the actual bowl games. So their assignment is simple. Come up with some fancy names, starting with the first game on Sept. 5 against South … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas isn’t back, but this outgoing senior class has moved the needle forward

SAN ANTONIO — They left this place better than they found it. Players from Texas’ senior class set the emotional tone in their final game and the young ones followed suit Tuesday night. The Longhorns (8-5) didn’t just beat the 11th-ranked Utes. They punked them. Outplayed them. Out-physicaled them. Took their … Read More


Alamo Bowl notebook: Texas’ Ossai shines, Jaquess starts and Duvernay impresses

 SAN ANTONIO — Tuesday night’s 38-10 win over Utah in the Alamo Bowl served as a homecoming for three Texas starters. Offensive lineman Derek Kerstetter, who attended nearby Reagan … Read More


December 31, 2019


Texas 38, Utah 10: Our five questions for Texas — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Tuesday’s 38-10 win over Utah in the Alamo Bowl. How they played out:   1. Did Collin Johnson return for his Longhorns finale? Yes. And he finished his career on a high note, breaking open for a 34-yard … Read More


Texas 38, Utah 10: The Alamo Bowl expanded boxscore

How it all happened Tuesday night at the Alamodome:   1st quarter: Texas 3, Utah 0 The Longhorns won the coin toss but chose to receive the ball to start the game (earlier this season, Tom Herman took the ball after winning the  toss for the first time in … Read More


Remember the Alamo? That’s the bowl that Texas closed 2019 with an exclamation point

 Texas was back Tuesday night. By that, we don’t mean Sam Ehlinger was strutting on the Alamodome presentation stage, ushering in a long-awaited renaissance. But this was a … Read More


It’s halftime at the Alamo Bowl, and Texas is shutting out Utah 10-0

It’s halftime at the Alamodome, and Texas — a 7-point underdog in tonight’s Alamo Bowl — is shutting out No. 11 Utah, 10-0. The good news? The Longhorns are controlling this game on a night when they shouldn’t be. Texas is playing this Alamo Bowl without either of its coordinators. Read More


December 30, 2019


Texas vs. Utah: Five key Alamo Bowl matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Alamo Bowl to keep your eye on Tuesday night:   Texas QB Sam Ehlinger vs. Utah QB Tyler Huntley This season, Ehlinger has compiled 4,052 yards of offense and 35 touchdowns while Huntley has been good for 3,223 yards and 23 touchdowns. How have they … Read More


Foggy forecast: After facing Utah in Alamo Bowl, Texas will head into an uncertain 2020

SAN ANTONIO — No question, 2019 was quite the year for the Longhorns. It started on New Year’s Day with a statement win over Georgia, a program-defining moment that was supposed to launch Texas into another competitive stratosphere. But the year ends on New Year’s … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: An eight-team CFP field works for Herman, Whittingham, Group of Five …

SAN ANTONIO — LSU’s dizzying romp over fourth-seeded but clearly overmatched Oklahoma, and Clemson’s wild comeback win over mistake-riddled Ohio State made for a deep appreciation for Joe Burrow and riveting drama in the nightcap. It also may have made another thing abundantly clear in some corners. Four is enough, … Read More


Texas vs. Utah: Five questions facing the Longhorns in the Alamo Bowl

Five questions facing Texas against No. 11 Utah:   1. Will Collin Johnson return in time for his Texas finale? Johnson opted to return to school for his senior season, but a pair of hamstring injuries have cost him six games. Still, Johnson has 35 catches. Even though that total … Read More


The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in the Alamo Bowl

The Longhorns will meet 11th-ranked Utah in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Tuesday (6:30 p.m., ESPN). The eyes of Texas will be upon …   Bradlee Anae, Utah defensive end Anae is a consensus All-American, the ninth in school history. The 6-3, 265-pound senior’s 12.5 sacks ranked second … Read More