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Texas runs to top-3 finishes at Big 12 cross-country championships

The University of Texas women earned runner-up honors for the second year in a row at the Big 12 cross-country championships, while the men placed third for their sixth straight year of top-three finishes. The event, held on Friday at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kansas, marks the … Read More

Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Five key matchups

Five key matchups out of the Texas-Oklahoma State game to keep your eye on Saturday:   Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard vs. Texas’ run defense As described by Texas defensive tackle Ta’Quon Graham, Hubbard is a “monster.” Oklahoma State’s dynamic junior ranks seventh nationally in yards per game (119.5) … Read More

Brooks goal powers Texas to 1-0 win over Baylor on senior night

With her blazing speed and powerful right foot, you’d have a hard time convincing anyone who saw Cameron Brooks score the winning goal in a 1-0 over Baylor on Friday night that she was anything other than a forward. Until about a year ago, she said, she never played the … Read More

Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday at Oklahoma State: 1. Will Texas scheme up another way to slow down Chuba Hubbard? Hubbard was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award last season after leading the nation with 2,094 rushing yards. One of his 12 100-yard games came against Texas, but … Read More

Texas’ notable number: Dual-threat QBs against Tom Herman’s Longhorns — and the number 6

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 6 — the jersey number that Texas has assigned to receiver Joshua Moore and linebacker Juwan Mitchell. Moore has caught six touchdowns this season, which ranks … Read More

Stillwater Spooktacular: Texas must summon its A-game, scare the dickens out of No. 6 Oklahoma State

Sometimes, watching Texas football would make even Michael Myers wince. Five games into this season, Texas coach Tom Herman concedes that his Longhorns have yet to play their A-game. “Well, we haven’t this year. That’s for sure,” he said. “But we’ve got it in us. I know we do.” Pennywise … Read More

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

Texas (3-2, 1-2 Big 12) travels to Stillwater to play No. 6 Oklahoma State (4-0, 3-0) on Saturday (3 p.m., Fox) Four players worth watching:   Derek Kerstetter, Texas center Before he received a late offer from Texas in 2016, Kerstetter was actually committed to Oklahoma State. Four years later … Read More

Texas’ loss of five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers reflects a larger problem for Tom Herman

Recruiting is the sprinkles on an ice cream sundae: On their own, they aren’t much more than crunchy sugar pieces, but on ice cream, they’re the final piece of a delicious puzzle. Recruiting is a luxury. Texas needs to win on the field before fans … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where are Texas’ decommitments from the 2021 class heading?

Five prospects from Texas’ 2021 recruiting class decommitted from the Longhorns at some point during the process — and Texas lost 2022 five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers late Wednesday night. The 2021 class currently consists of 17 members and ranks 17th … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ offensive line recruiting must improve in 2022 after its 2021 failures

Recruiting the offensive line in the 2021 cycle was an abject failure for the Longhorns and offensive line coach Herb Hand. Texas entered the cycle with high hopes because of a loaded crop of in-state prospects at tackle, guard and center, including a pair … Read More

Texas OC Mike Yurcich returns to Stillwater, but with different scheme at Texas

STILLWATER, Okla. — The ingenuity. The gaudy statistics. The alignment in offensive philosophy. All those things made Mike Yurcich an attractive offensive coordinator candidate. In 2013 and in 2020. Of course, when Mike Gundy plucked Yurcich out of Pennsylvania’s NCAA Division II ranks at Shippensburg in 2013, Yurcich wasn’t the … Read More

With tight ends contributing, Texas looks to leave its egos behind on its trip to Oklahoma State

Late in Texas’ 27-16 win over Baylor last Saturday, senior Cade Brewer was told to “grind to the five.” Assistant coach Stan Drayton’s sideline mandate meant to stay in bounds and not score. Texas wanted to finalize its third win of the season, but some time was still left on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Morice Blackwell provides versatility, production for Arlington Martin

ARLINGTON — The versatility possessed by Arlington Martin defender Morice Blackwell would make a Swiss Army Knife blush.  The four-star Texas commit is considered an outside linebacker. But he also plays inside linebacker and safety for Martin. He starts on every special … Read More

With no ‘bell cow’ among the top three, Texas will keep rotating running backs

It’s OK if the quarterback is the team’s leading rusher. That is, if your quarterback is Vince Young. If the team lacks a once-in-a-generation talent, it’s probably not ideal. Texas’ Sam Ehlinger is a lot of things, but he’s not Vince. And yet, the senior is the Longhorns’ leading rusher … Read More

The Dotted Line: Five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers ‘100%’ committed to Texas

SOUTHLAKE — Quinn Ewers is regarded as one of the best high school quarterbacks that has come from the state of Texas in recent memory. The five-star Southlake Carroll product entered his junior season as the top-rated quarterback in the entire 2022 class. He’ll … Read More

Five key plays: Texas 27, Baylor 16

There were 135 snaps taken in Texas’ 27-16 win over Baylor on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. Puzzling punt With a 3-3 tie on the scoreboard in the second quarter, Baylor seemed poised to grab its second lead of … Read More

With tougher games ahead, Texas must determine what kind of team it wants to be

Halfway through this 10-game regular season, Texas could easily be sitting here today 1-4 or 4-1. The Longhorns could be considered a top-15 program. Instead, they’re unranked at 3-2. This entire season thus far boils down to three plays: an onside kick at Texas Tech, a goal line fumble against … Read More

Texas report card: How those Horns’ two-week fixes translated into on-field grades

Texas’ 27-16 win over Baylor on Saturday stopped the bleeding after back-to-back losses to TCU and Oklahoma. It also served as a snapshot: On the Monday after the OU loss, Tom Herman laid out plans to take the open week and this week to fix what was ailing the Longhorns … Read More

Texas-Baylor notebook: His fumbles behind him, Keaontay Ingram earns a noteworthy workload

On Texas’ first offensive snap Saturday, the Horns went with a short pass to freshman wide receiver Kelvontay Dixon. It resulted in a short loss of yardage, but it was still a memorable moment for Dixon, a four-star signee in Texas’ 2020 recruiting class. It was Dixon’s first-ever start as … Read More

Texas 27, Baylor 16: Just what the Horns needed — a big win after a week of chaos

Texas enjoyed a boring 27-16 win over Baylor on Saturday. A big, beautiful, boring blowout — or at least what passes for a blowout these days with this team. To be clear, it wasn’t dull. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger had some big throws. Receivers Tarik Black, Joshua Moore and Jared Wiley … Read More