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Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas exceeded preseason predictions — well, at least mine, anyway

So, to recap four months later. Texas just pounded an SEC team to infuriate Georgia (and Texas A&M) fans everywhere, star wide receiver Collin Johnson is returning to school for his senior season, quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who wears his heart on his sleeve — and apparently his … Read More

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No. 9 in 2019: Texas WR Collin Johnson will return to the Longhorns for his senior season

Texas scored its first major recruiting win of 2019 on Thursday when junior receiver Collin Johnson announced he will return to the Longhorns. “The best is yet to come!,” Johnson tweeted along with a message to UT fans. Before the Sugar Bowl, Johnson said … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three Texas signees represent the Longhorns at All-American Game practices

SAN ANTONIO — Jordan Whittington stays busy. The four-star wide receiver from Cuero signed his national letter of intent with Texas on Dec. 19 and then broke Eric Dickerson’s record for rushing yards in a state title game two days later in the Class 4A Division I … Read More

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WATCH: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger shares heartfelt moment with family after Sugar Bowl win

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger decided family comes first. Before heading to the locker room to celebrate the Longhorns’ 28-21 win in the Sugar Bowl with teammates, Ehlinger (with tight end Andrew Beck) visited with his family who were in the stands. ESPN captured the emotional moment that … Read More

Texas 28, Georgia 21: Five key plays from the Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS — There were 142 snaps taken in Texas’ 28-21 victory over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. A perfect start One of the very few things that did not go UT’s way … Read More

The Dotted Line: Out-of-state audible helped save Texas’ recruiting class, stop trend

SAN ANTONIO — The 247Sports database ranks recruiting classes going back to 2000. The power trio of Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M all finished in the top 10 of the 2004 cycle. So far, that’s the only time all three finished within the national top 10 in the same class. Read More

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Longhorns in the NFL: Week 17 ends regular season, ten Longhorns headed to playoffs

Is there such a thing as a former Longhorn? These players will always be Longhorns to University of Texas fans, even though they’ve graduated to the next level of football. Every week we’ll update you on how they performed the previous weekend. Here’s a look at the Longhorns in the … Read More

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WATCH: Statesman writers break down Texas’ 28-21 win over Georgia

Statesman writers Danny Davis and Brian Davis talk about Texas’ physical nature and quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s toughness in a 28-21 win over Georgia in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; … Read More

Texas 28, Georgia 21: QB Sam Ehlinger, Longhorns bully their way to Sugar Bowl victory

NEW ORLEANS — Tom Herman hated the question last spring. Absolutely hated it. From first-and-goal at the 1-yard line, why can’t Texas line up, blow somebody off the line of scrimmage and punch it in? In the biggest moment of the biggest game this decade, … Read More

Sugar Bowl notebook: Texas’ Anderson, Watson end their short stays with a signature win

NEW ORLEANS — Walking off the Superdome’s field on Tuesday night, Texas senior Calvin Anderson knew he made the right call. The offensive lineman had just closed out his collegiate career with a 28-21 win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. He arrived at Texas as a graduate transfer after … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Sam Ehlinger channels Vince Young after Sugar Bowl win — “We’re baaaack!”

NEW ORLEANS —  Remember when Vince Young led Texas to that first Rose Bowl win over Michigan? That game’s most outstanding player stood on the podium next to head coach Mack Brown and told Texas fans and a national television audience, “We’ll be back.” Texas returned a year later and … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas played SEC-brand football, curb-stomped Georgia

NEW ORLEANS — Which team was snubbed by the College Football Playoff again? Oh right, that’d be the embittered Georgia team that got curb-stomped 28-21 by Big 12 runner-up Texas on Tuesday night before 71,449 fans and a shell-shocked national audience. The Longhorns have arrived. Whether they remain in … Read More

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WATCH: Texas celebrates Sugar Bowl win with confetti angels, emotional Ehlinger

How do you celebrate when you’ve just posted Texas’ first 10-win season since 2009? With confetti and “Texas Fight,” of course. Swimming in confetti. — Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) January 2, 2019 … Read More

Texas 28, Georgia 21: Our five Sugar Bowl questions for Georgia — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Bulldogs ahead of Tuesday’s 28-21 loss in the Sugar Bowl: 1. Did Georgia look motivated, deflated or somewhere in between? Deflated. Uninspired. Disinterested. Take your pick. Either way, the Bulldogs looked flat for three-and-a-half quarters. Two mistakes in the punting game, … Read More

Texas 28, Georgia 21: Our five Sugar Bowl questions for Texas — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Tuesday night’s 28-21 win in the Sugar Bowl. Here’s how they played out: 1. Who ended the season as Texas’ leading rusher? Tre Watson. The graduate transfer from Cal, playing in his final game, led all rushers … Read More

Texas 28, Georgia 21: The expanded Sugar Bowl boxscore

How it all happened Tuesday night in New Orleans: First quarter Texas 10, Georgia 0. The Longhorns couldn’t have asked for a stronger opening. Sam Ehlinger completed all five of his passes on the opening drive and produced his 14th rushing score of the season, the first UT quarterback with … Read More

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Hello, Sugar: Texas controls Georgia from the start, claims impressive 28-21 win

It’s all over at the Superdome in New Orleans. Fifteenth-ranked Texas, which was a two-touchdown underdog to No. 5 Georgia, has won the Sugar Bowl in impression fashion, 28-21. It’s easy to point to the pre-game mascot vs. mascot incident of Bevo’s near goring of Uga, as if that set … Read More

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Pretty sweet so far: Texas is controlling Georgia, leads 20-7 at halftime

It’s halftime at the Superdome in New Orleans. No. 15 Texas, which is a two-touchdown underdog tonight, is controlling No. 5 Georgia. The Longhorns lead 20-7. Maybe the Bulldogs came in deflated, having been excluded from the CFP semifinal field after taking Alabama to the brink in the SEC title … Read More

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FINAL: Texas tops Georgia 28-21 in Sugar Bowl for a 10-win season

The No. 15 Longhorns have recorded their first 10-win season since 2009 with a 28-21 victory over No. 5 Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Final in New Orleans: Texas 28, Georgia 21. Amazing. Horns finish with first 10-win season since 2009. Read More

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WATCH: Bevo charges Georgia’s live mascot at pregame meeting

NEW ORLEANS — A meeting between mascots almost turned into a melee ahead of the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday. With about an hour to go before kickoff at the Superdome, a photo opportunity was set up between the alive and breathing mascots for Texas and Georgia. A similar photo of … Read More