October 24th, 2020

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October 25, 2020


Five key plays: Texas 27, Baylor 16

There were 135 snaps taken in Texas’ 27-16 win over Baylor on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. Puzzling punt With a 3-3 tie on the scoreboard in the second quarter, Baylor seemed poised to grab its second lead of … Read More


Texas report card: How those Horns’ two-week fixes translated into on-field grades

Texas’ 27-16 win over Baylor on Saturday stopped the bleeding after back-to-back losses to TCU and Oklahoma. It also served as a snapshot: On the Monday after the OU loss, Tom Herman laid out plans to take the open week and this week to fix what was ailing the Longhorns … Read More


October 24, 2020

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas throttles Baylor, eyes its final chance in Stillwater

And now for the main event. Actually maybe the only event left, given what’s at stake. When a team like a 3-2 Texas reaches the halfway point of an abbreviated, 10-game season with two losses already in Big 12 play, the next game is … Read More


Texas-Baylor notebook: His fumbles behind him, Keaontay Ingram earns a noteworthy workload

On Texas’ first offensive snap Saturday, the Horns went with a short pass to freshman wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon. It resulted in a short loss of yardage, but it was still a memorable moment for Dixon, a four-star signee in Texas’ 2020 recruiting class. It was Dixon’s first-ever start as … Read More


Texas 27, Baylor 16: Just what the Horns needed — a big win after a week of chaos

Texas enjoyed a boring 27-16 win over Baylor on Saturday. A big, beautiful, boring blowout — or at least what passes for a blowout these days with this team. To be clear, it wasn’t dull. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger had some big throws. Receivers Tarik Black, Joshua Moore and Jared Wiley … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 27, Baylor 16

In this week’s Longhorns Unfiltered postgame podcast, Statesman sportswriters Danny Davis, Brian Davis, Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden explain how Texas pulled off a 27-16 win over Baylor to improve to 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the Big 12.  … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Finally, some defense from the Horns in Texas’ win over Baylor

Texas won a football game. That’s the first time we’ve uttered those words in nearly a month. And the Horns won on Saturday because of their defense. That’s the first time we’ve uttered those words since … well, let’s just say it’s been a while.   … Read More


Texas 27, Baylor 16: Our five questions for the Longhorns — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday’s 27-16 win over Baylor at Royal-Memorial Stadium. How they played out:   1. Did Sam Ehlinger get his first true win against Baylor? Yes. The Texas quarterback can now say he’s beaten every school in … Read More


Texas 27, Baylor 16: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium:   First quarter 1st quarter: Baylor 3, Texas 0. The Horns looked sluggish and were shut out in the first quarter for the second game in a row. Texas slumbered through the quarter, producing 37 total yards in three drives. Read More


Ho-hum Horns gladly take the win in cruise-control 27-16 victory over Baylor

Texas, the top scoring team in the country after averaging a blistering 50 points per game, tapped the offensive brakes on Saturday and in the process reversed its two-game skid, reestablished itself in the Big 12 race and overcame a slow start to control the final three quarters to beat … Read More


Horns lead 13-3 at halftime, but Texas, Baylor are both getting their kicks

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas is leading Baylor 13-3. That is not a typo. This was expected to be another Big 12 shootout for the Longhorns — Texas is an 8.5-point favorite and the over/under for total points in this game is 60.5 — but so far, this game … Read More


October 23, 2020


Texas’ notable number: How UT is faring under its new coordinators — and the number 9

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 9 — the jersey number that Texas has assigned to cornerback Josh Thompson and wide receiver Al’Vonte Woodard. So far, Texas has allowed nine rushing touchdowns this season.  Derrick Johnson’s … Read More


Four to follow: Texas, Baylor players worth watching in Saturday’s game

Texas (2-2, 1-2 Big 12) hosts Baylor (1-1, 1-1) at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday (2:30 p.m., ESPN). Four players worth watching:   William Bradley-King, Baylor linebacker A two-time all-Sun Belt honoree at Arkansas State, Bradley-King has been a welcomed addition to a Baylor defense that lost nine starters. In a … Read More


Mr. Fix It?: After an off week, Texas’ Tom Herman sends retooled Horns out vs. Baylor

Sure, the new Royal-Memorial Stadium south end zone project looks big from the stands. It’s impressive in size and scale, no question. But standing on the 50-yard line, it looks dramatically bigger. It’s hard to accurately describe how the towering new video board flanked by eight suites, new coaches offices … Read More


Texas vs. Baylor: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday against Baylor: 1. Does Sam Ehlinger get his first true win against Baylor? Technically, Ehlinger has beaten every team in the Big 12 in his impressive career. The Baylor square on his Big 12 bingo card is marked with an asterisk, though. The senior … Read More