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Longhorn Confidential: Texas-OU: Who’s got the edge, who will emerge as a Heisman candidate?

On this week’s Longhorn Confidential, the Texas defense is gearing up to stop Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. American-Statesman staff writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss the Red River Showdown, OU’s 10-point favorite status and what it will take for the Horns to win in the Cotton Bowl. Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman talks about No. 6 Oklahoma, Red River Showdown

Texas coach Tom Herman discussed last week’s win over West Virginia and looks ahead to this week’s rivalry matchup with Oklahoma and standout quarterback Jalen Hurts.   … Read More

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Tom Herman, on Texas-Oklahoma: ‘This week speaks for itself’

Tom Herman’s Oklahoma game-week press conference has come and gone. This is the game of the year for the Longhorns — maybe, like in 2018, the first of two games of the year against the same opponent. Yet he appeared loose, not tight, sharing some laughs with the local media … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Camar Wheaton considered the best junior running back in nation

WYLIE — The top-rated running back in the country resides in Texas for the second consecutive cycle. Galena Park North Shore five-star Zachary Evans is the top-rated player at the position in the 2020 class. The 2021 cycle is headlined by Garland … Read More

Texas’ Roschon Johnson still has eyes on quarterback, but ‘I’m just taking it day by day’

Roschon Johnson, the quarterback from Port Neches-Groves, is blossoming into one of Texas’ best running backs. The freshman cranked out his first 100-yard game in Saturday’s 42-31 win at West Virginia. Nobody can play two positions at once, so what exactly is Johnson’s future at Texas? “I’m kind of going … Read More

No. 11 Texas 42, West Virginia 31: Five key plays

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — There were 151 snaps taken in Texas’ 42-31 win over West Virginia on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference:   1. Mountaineers march After winning the coin toss, Texas deferred and kicked off to a Mountaineers offense averaging 25 … Read More

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Red River Rivalry Radio is on the air

Red River Rivalry Radio, a new streaming audio station, is on the air, providing a week of Texas-Oklahoma coverage and marking a new chapter in the 115-year-old border series. Listen from your desktop or through mobile at RedRiverRivalryRadio.com. The online initiative is the product of a collaboration … Read More

No. 11 Texas 42, West Virginia 31: A rivalry? No, just a solid road win for Longhorns

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — West Virginia is going to make Texas its rival, come hell, high water or Horns Down. Mountaineers fans showed up Saturday wearing all kinds of anti-Texas shirts featuring UT’s official logo. When it comes to UT’s trademarks, the Longhorns gladly accept cash, check or charge. Go … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas out-tricked, outplayed inspired Mountaineers for the win

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Presumably Texas has something really special saved up for Oklahoma. It sure did for West Virginia. The 11th-ranked Longhorns unleashed their bag of tricks for a pair of eye-popping, fourth-quarter touchdowns against the unranked and outmanned but inspired Mountaineers, unveiling a throwback lateral to an offensive … Read More

Texas-West Virginia notebook: Inaugural interceptions lead the way on UT’s defense

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — There’s a first time for everything. And for the Texas defense, that cliché applies to interceptions. Both D’Shawn Jamison and Ayodele Adeoye had personal footnotes in the Longhorns’ 42-31 win at West Virginia on Saturday. In the first quarter, Adeoye’s first career interception set up the … Read More

No. 11 Texas 42, West Virginia 31: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday in Morgantown:   First quarter Texas 7, West Virginia 7. The Mountaineers scored on their opening drive, thanks to two costly UT penalties and a long touchdown pass. They weren’t as successful on their next three possessions, however; one of those lasted just one play … Read More

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It’s halftime in Morgantown, and No. 11 Texas leads West Virginia 21-14

It’s halftime at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown. No. 11 Texas, which is an 11.5-point favorite today, is leading West Virginia 21-14. Anyone up for a close one? Because this one has all the makings for a close finish. That shouldn’t be too much of a surprise; these two schools … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three prospects Texas hopes to add to the 2020 recruiting class

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class consists of 20 prospects and ranks fifth in the country. The top-ranked class in the Big 12 isn’t likely to reach the full allotment of 25 signees, as even head coach Tom Herman acknowledged that a lack of attrition in the program means fewer … Read More

Texas vs. West Virginia: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday afternoon at West Virginia: 1. Will Devin Duvernay reset his personal record book? As a junior in 2018, Duvernay recorded career highs in catches (41), receiving yards (546) and touchdowns (four).  All three of those statistics will be bested this season, but will that … Read More

Texas vs. West Virginia: Five key matchups to watch

Five key matchups in the Texas-West Virginia game to keep your eye on Saturday afternoon: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger vs. West Virginia QB Austin Kendall This showdown between Ehlinger and Kendall was originally scheduled for the Cotton Bowl, but Kendall transferred to West Virginia after Oklahoma chose Alabama grad transfer … Read More

Who’s in, who’s out? Injuries force No. 11 Texas to reshuffle its secondary vs. West Virginia

Using logical rationale, the 11th-ranked Longhorns should be in full freak-out mode.   The statistics say Texas has the worst pass defense in the Big 12. The Horns are allowing 314.5 yards per game. Opposing quarterbacks are completing a league-high 65.1% of their throws against this unit. Read More

Texas’ notable number: Quarterbacks that the Horns will face in October — and the number 34

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 34 — the number that Texas retired in 2000 in honor of Ricky Williams.  Freshman Roschon Johnson signed with Texas as a quarterback, but he’s gotten 34 carries … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: On third-and-whatever, just go find slot receiver Devin Duvernay

The myth far outruns the truth, but it ruins a great campfire story. Yes, Texas receiver Devin Duvernay has dropped a pass. Maybe just one, though. No more than two. “Yeah, I dropped some in practice,” Duvernay said this week. His quarterback isn’t so sure, though. Sounds like a snipe … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Walk-ons, interviewing Jalen Milroe and spotlighting Dalton Porter

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. Texas recently gave scholarships to two of its walk-ons, but what does that mean for the school’s future recruiting plans? Plus, 2021 quarterback Jalen Milroe talks to Mike about what he … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 6 guide to watching Texas’ commitments for 2020, 2021 in action

It’s a slower week for Texas commitments due to open weeks throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Seven of Texas’ 20 commitments in the 2020 class are off this weekend. Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth is injured.  Quinten Johnston, wide receiver, Temple Temple at Belton, Friday, … Read More