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Texas 27, Kansas State 24: Our five questions for Texas — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday’s Kansas State game. How they played out:   1. Did Brennan Eagles make up for last game’s suspension? No. The sophomore wide receiver, who was suspended for the TCU game because he had missed a team practice, … Read More

Texas 27, No. 16 Kansas State 24: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium:   First quarter Kansas State 14, Texas 0. Skylar Thompson entered this game with only seven touchdown passes in eight games, averaging 167 yards per contest. In the Wildcats’ first two drives, he had two scores and 135 yards. Cameron Dicker, who … Read More

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Dicker the kicker saves the day again; Texas knocks off Kansas State 27-24

It’s all over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, which was a 7-point favorite today but 0-2 vs. ranked teams this year, has beaten No. 16 Kansas State, 27-24. The Longhorns, their season admittedly “on the ropes,” looked sluggish for two quarters before waking up at halftime, holding the Wildcats to only … Read More

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It’s halftime, and Texas is trailing No. 16 Kansas State 14-7

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, which is a 7-point favorite today but 0-2 vs. ranked teams this year, is trailing No. 16 Kansas State, 14-7. And the Longhorns should consider themselves lucky to only be down by one touchdown. The Wildcats are producing some big gainers and chunk plays, … Read More

The Dotted Line: In-person scouting reports on four Texas commitments

Over the past few months, I’ve seen nearly every Texas commitment in the 2020 class as well as a handful of 2021 pledges and younger targets. In October, I took trips to the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas to watch future Longhorns play in real game action. Here’s … Read More

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

The Longhorns host 20th-ranked Kansas State on Saturday (2:30 p.m., ESPN). The eyes of Texas will be upon … Da’Quan Patton, Kansas State linebacker Patton’s name may sound familiar to Austin-area football fans since he was an all-state honoree at Vista Ridge High in 2014. After graduating … Read More

Texas vs. Kansas State: Five key matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Texas-Kansas State game to keep your eye on Saturday: Kansas State RB James Gilbert vs. Texas RB Keaontay Ingram Kansas State entered this season without a single non-quarterback who had recorded a rushing attempt for the Wildcats in 2018. Enter Gilbert, a graduate transfer from … Read More

Crumbling at the close: Texas finds itself in precarious position due to fourth-quarter lapses

Like Tom Herman said this week, Texas is a team on the ropes. “You can do one of two things,” Herman said Monday. “You can fight your way off the ropes or you can tell your trainer to throw in the towel.” Saturday’s … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Veterans renewing push to remind Longhorns fans it’s more than ‘DKR’

Thursday marked the seven-year anniversary of Darrell K Royal’s death, and there are some who have a humble request of all Texas fans: Please stop referring to the football stadium flippantly as “DKR.” You’ve done it. I’ve done it. We’ve all done … Read More

Texas’ notable number: Icing the opposing kicker under Tom Herman — and the number 2

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 2 — the jersey number assigned to freshmen Roschon Johnson, a quarterback-turned-running back, and cornerback Kenyatta Watson II. Only two Longhorns (Brandon Jones and Joseph Ossai) have … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Cornerback conundrum, interviewing Jerrin Thompson and spotlighting Caden Noah

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. This edition of the Longhorn Confidential podcast looks into that state of cornerbacks in UT’s 2020 recruiting class following two decommitment and Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison’s recent pledge. Plus, four-star safety Jerrin … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 11 guide to watching Texas’ football commitments

Texas’ 2020 class now consists of 18 players following the Tuesday night commitment of Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison. He’s among 13 pledges in the class in action on the last weekend of the regular season in Texas. Commitments quarterback Hudson Card, safety … Read More

Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando sticking with three-man front despite struggles

Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said he still has complete faith in the Longhorns’ defensive scheme and three-man front despite this shaping up as the worst unit statistically in school history. “Yeah. Oh, yeah. There’s no doubt about it,” Orlando said after Wednesday’s practice. Read More

Their season on the ropes, Texas players think the seniors must lead the way out

Collin Johnson figured he finally was past this sort of thing. At least the Texas wide receiver hoped so, anyway. After all, the Longhorns had beaten a by-God SEC team, No. 6 Georgia, in the Sugar Bowl. They were ascending, weren’t they? So sure, Johnson is frustrated with the Longhorns’ … Read More

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Craven’s Corner: Can you trust Texas as a betting favorite at home against Kansas State?

We went 4-2-1 last week to grow our season record to 38-40-2. Another week or two of positive performances will put us in the money for the first time this season. The Corner takes the slow and steady approach to life, and … Read More

Whys of Texas: With this season in the fog, ‘give me some hope’ about November

This week’s Whys of Texas has a coherent theme consistent with all previous UT seasons heretofore: Either you still believe in this group or you don’t. There is no space between the two, apparently. Q. Give me some hope, Brian. I need it. Read More

The Dotted Line: Three questions still facing Texas in the 2020 recruiting cycle

Texas added a recruit to the 2020 class for the first time since September when three-star athlete Dajon Harrison pledged  on Tuesday night. Texas’ class consists of 18 members again and remains ranked sixth in the nation and first in the Big 12. It’s a … Read More

Commitment 101: Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison could help at slot or cornerback

Texas’ recruiting class grew to 18 members on Tuesday when Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison pledged to the Longhorns Tuesday. The one-time TCU commit excels at wide receiver for the local Hippos. Harrison caught 49 passes for 695 yards and six touchdowns, adding 88 yards and … Read More

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2020 Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison commits to Texas

Texas’ recruiting class grew to 18 members on Tuesday when Hutto athlete Dajon Harrison pledged to the Longhorns Tuesday. The one-time TCU commit excels at wide receiver for the local Hippos. Harrison caught 49 passes for 695 yards and six touchdowns, adding 88 yards and … Read More

Texas now must stall Kansas State’s Skylar Thompson, the ‘gas that makes their engine go’

Tom Herman had plenty of good things to say about Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson on Monday. The Texas head coach noted that Thompson is thriving in the Wildcats’ new offense. He called Thompson the “gas that makes their engine go,” and said Kansas State’s offense is “fun to watch.” … Read More