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September 14, 2020


Texas report card: Grades are in for 59-3 win over UTEP

Texas’ season began Saturday night with a convincing 59-3 over UTEP. The Longhorns put the game away early, taking a 28-0 lead with 14:10 left in the second quarter. Texas is 1-0 moving into the bye week. Next up is at Texas Tech on the last weekend of the month. Read More


September 13, 2020


Five key plays: No. 14 Texas 59, UTEP 3

There were 146 snaps taken in No. 14 Texas’ 59-3 win over UTEP on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference:   First-play fireworks In a game that wasn’t expected to be competitive, the Longhorns wasted little time in establishing their dominance. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Big 12 favorites Texas and Oklahoma saved a sloppy Big 12 on opening weekend

 You have read it here before, but the Big 12 is always at its best when its two biggest dogs are barking the loudest. Texas and Oklahoma will meet twice this season, once on Oct. 10 at a … Read More


No. 14 Texas 59, UTEP 3: A cathartic experience for all as Longhorns steamroll Miners

Saturday night’s 59-3 victory over UTEP was cathartic for anyone with an emotional attachment to Texas football. After weeks of coronavirus testing and mask wearing, the 14th-ranked Longhorns got to act like football players again by whaling on the Miners. It was a rather impressive way to start the season. Read More


Texas 59, UTEP 3: Our five questions for the Longhorns — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday’s 59-3 season-opening win over UTEP. How they played out:   1. How much rust did Texas have to shake off? Uh, none. At all. The Horns put up nearly 700 yards of total offense, scored the most … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ wide receivers is a cast of thousands … er, dozens

 Sam Ehlinger is back for his senior season at Texas as one of the most celebrated quarterbacks in college football and a very legitimate Heisman frontrunner, but there was a nagging question about his final year. Where would … Read More


September 12, 2020


Texas 59, UTEP 3: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday night:   First quarter Texas 21, UTEP 0. It took all of one play for the Longhorns to answer lots of questions — about their new receivers, about Sam Ehlinger and about the offense’s ability to make big plays. Joshua Moore’s 78-yard touchdown pass was … Read More


One down, the conference to go: No. 14 Texas opens with 59-3 romp past UTEP

 How best to sum up Texas’ season-opening 59-3 win over UTEP? (a) A dominating performance offensively and defensively (b) A career night for Heisman hopeful Sam Ehlinger (c) New names and faces making plays was huge (d) It … Read More


Texas is pouring it on: Horns blowing past UTEP at halftime, 45-3

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, a 43-point favorite in its season opener against UTEP, is leading 45-3. If this is Texas’ new normal, the Longhorns will take it. The offense has chewed up yards and putting up points. Texas has 498 yards of total offense. Sam Ehlinger has already … Read More

Social Reaction: Texas fans ready for opening game at Royal-Memorial Stadium

Texas fans returned to Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday as the Longhorns take on the UTEP Miners to open up a 2020 season that will be affected by COVID. Texas officials have limited fan attendance to 25% capacity of the stadium, which means approximately 25,000 fans will be in attendance for … Read More


Texas vs. UTEP: Five key matchups

Five key matchups out of the Texas-UTEP game to keep your eye on Saturday night:   Sam Ehlinger vs. UTEP’s pass defense Ehlinger, entering his fourth season as a starter, passed for 3,663 yards last year. That ranked 11th nationally. But he actually topped 300 yards only four times; his … Read More


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

Texas opens its season Saturday night (7, Longhorn Network) at home against UTEP (1-0). Four players worth watching:   Tarik Black, Texas wide receiver The graduate transfer wide receiver from Michigan is replacing Collin Johnson as the starting “X” receiver. The 6-3, 217-pound outside receiver … Read More


September 11, 2020


Texas’ notable number: Workhorse running backs at Texas — and the number 23

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 23 — the jersey number that is assigned to freshman defensive back Jahdae Barron. This is the 23rd year of Tom Herman’s coaching career. In terms of rushing yards, there … Read More


‘Time to get it on’: No. 14 Texas begins what is hopefully a full, legitimate season against UTEP

It’s hard to properly summarize how many twists, turns, sinkholes and speed traps were navigated for college football to arrive at Saturday’s season opener. The Big Ten and Pac-12 sideswiped the guardrails on the open highway, and the COVID-19 pandemic still clipped a few more once they crossed the city … Read More


Texas vs. UTEP: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing No. 14 Texas on Saturday night against UTEP:   1. How much rust will Texas shake off? There will be a 255-day gap between kickoff Saturday night and Casey Thompson’s 6-yard run that closed out the Alamo Bowl win over Utah. Add in the fact that Texas … Read More