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With end of Texas’ two-game skid, Longhorns now ‘hell-bent’ on achieving their full potential

Seven wins is not a big deal, or at least it shouldn’t be at Texas. This year, it is. The Longhorns have not won seven regular-season games since 2013. Think about the last four years. It was a monumental struggle just to become bowl-eligible. Read More

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Texas trio honored by the Big 12 following the Longhorns’ last-second win over Texas Tech

The Big 12 has given Texas three additional reasons to celebrate this past weekend’s 41-34 win over Texas Tech. Three Longhorns were given a weekly award by the Big 12 on Monday. Junior receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey and freshman kicker Cameron Dicker were named the conference’s offensive and special teams players … Read More

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LISTEN: Is 9-3 on the table? Longhorn Confidential examines Texas’ future after Texas Tech

The crew looks back on the wild night in Lubbock, the state of the Longhorns’ defense, Lil’Jordan Humphrey’s catch and what lies ahead as UT prepares to host Iowa State. Read More

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Texas announces that seniors John Burt and Jamari Chisholm will redshirt and return in 2019

Texas seniors John Burt and Jamari Chisholm won’t make their final appearances at Royal-Memorial Stadium until next season. Burt and Chisholm aren’t listed among the 26 seniors that Texas will recognize ahead of its last home game of the season on Saturday. Texas coach Tom Herman told reporters on Monday … Read More

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Tom Herman: Texas’ battered defense should play better this week against Iowa State

Tom Herman’s weekly press conference was on focus. Injuries. Sam Ehlinger’s development. Schematic changes on the defense. Philosophical changes on the defense. Making adjustments on the line. His thoughts on Iowa State’s quarterback. His thoughts on Iowa State’s star receiver. What didn’t come up was Iowa State’s star running back … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman looks ahead senior day vs. Iowa State

Texas coach Tom Herman looks ahead to senior day this weekend and goes over UT’s injury status heading into a major showdown against Iowa State. Read More

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Ejection will sideline Iowa State running back David Montgomery for part of Texas game

An ejection from Iowa State’s 28-14 win over Baylor this past Saturday will cost running back David Montgomery some playing time against Texas. Montgomery was tossed for throwing a punch at Baylor’s Greg Roberts in the third quarter. Since he was ejected after halftime, Montgomery must miss the first half of … Read More

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Texas-Georgia schedule home-and-home matchup for 2028-29

January will mark 35 years since Texas and Georgia met in the Cotton Bowl. Those two storied programs will have to wait a little longer, but they will finally meet again on the football field. The Longhorns and Bulldogs have agreed to a home-and-home series in … Read More

Texas receivers Lil’Jordan Humphrey and Collin Johnson knocked out of contention for the Biletnikoff Award

Since the Biletnikoff Award began honoring the nation’s top receiver in 1994, no Longhorn has ever won the award. That trend will continue until at least 2019. On Monday, neither Lil’Jordan Humphrey or Collin Johnson were among the 11 announced semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award. Jordan Shipley, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with four-star athlete Peyton Powell

MIDLAND — Odessa Permian failed to beat rival Midland Lee in the final game of the regular season last Friday. Four-star athlete Peyton Powell did his part for Permian, however, throwing for three touchdowns. The Texas commit is listed as an athlete on recruiting sites. He starts … Read More

Tom Herman on 7-3 Longhorns: ‘We know how to make them interesting, don’t we?’

LUBBOCK — Texas never does anything easy. It’s well established at this point that these Longhorns are capable of beating anybody and losing to all just the same. Why should a hot time on a cool Saturday night in Lubbock be any different? The … Read More

Texas 41, Texas Tech 34: Five key plays

LUBBOCK — There were 163 snaps taken in No. 19 Texas’ 41-34 win at Texas Tech on Saturday night. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. Early error Like clockwork, Texas gave up points on its opponent’s first drive as Texas Tech took … Read More

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After climbing in the AP poll, No. 13 Texas to host another ranked rival at Royal-Memorial Stadium

After climbing two spots in the Associated Press’ football poll on Sunday, Texas will enter this week as the 13th-ranked team in the country. Texas collected 726 points from the poll’s voters to distance itself from No. 14 Utah State (689 points) and No. 15 Florida (575 points). Undefeated and top-ranked … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered breaks down LJH’s big catch, Texas’ monster win

American-Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Danny Davis and Brian Davis break down Lil’Jordan Humphrey’s amazing catch against Texas Tech and the fallout from Texas’ 41-34 road win in Lubbock. Read More

Texas 41, Texas Tech 34: Lil’Jordan Humphrey creates his own magical Michael Crabtree moment

LUBBOCK — Texas Tech fans never get tired of seeing Michael Crabtree’s famous catch against No. 1 Texas. But that was 10 years ago. Most of the players on the field these days were grade-schoolers. They don’t know future All-Pro Earl Thomas took a bad angle … Read More

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Bohls: Sam Ehlinger loves clutch moments, and Texas loves Sam Ehlinger in the clutch

LUBBOCK — Sam Ehlinger was asked what he’d said to Lil’Jordan Humphrey the moment after the wide receiver out-wrestled the smaller Texas Tech defensive back for the ball and the winning touchdown in the closing seconds. “That I love him,” the beaming Texas quarterback said, “because it’s true.” What’s not … Read More

Texas-Texas Tech notebook: With Collin Johnson out, Jerrod Heard steps up for Horns

LUBBOCK — Starting in place of the injured Collin Johnson, Jerrod Heard made a significant contribution in Saturday’s 41-34 win over Texas Tech. Texas announced ahead of the game that Johnson would sit after tweaking his knee in Wednesday’s practice. Without him, quarterback Sam Ehlinger still threw … Read More

Texas 41, Texas Tech 34: Our five pregame questions — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday night’s 41-34 win over Texas Tech. Here’s how they played out: 1. Did Texas establish the run? No. The Longhorns didn’t have a 100-yard rusher, averaged 3.3 yards per carry and finished with 157 yards, their fifth-lowest … Read More

Texas 41, Texas Tech 34: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday night in Lubbock: First quarter Texas Tech 7, Texas 0. For the eighth time in 10 games, the Horns gave up points on an opponent’s opening drive. Jett Duffey’s touchdown to T.J. Vasher was the score, but a key fourth-and-5 conversion at UT’s 44 (a … Read More

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Holy Humphrey! Texas survives a late Texas Tech rally, leaves Lubbock with wild 41-34 win

It’s over in Lubbock. No. 19 Texas, with no more wiggle room for its hopes at making the Big 12 championship game, has escaped with a wild 41-34 victory Texas Tech. Ten years ago, Michael Crabtree broke the Longhorns’ hearts with a last-second touchdown catch. Tonight, Lil’Jordan Humphrey returned the … Read More