Texas Longhorns take the field against Baylor at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Texas leapfrogs Notre Dame among all-time winners

Posted November 22nd, 2016

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Texas is (now) No. 2.

On Tuesday, the NCAA ordered that Notre Dame forfeit each of its wins from the 2012 and 2013 football seasons. The forfeitures were a punishment for an academic misconduct case that involved a student athletic trainer and eight football players. Notre Dame has announced it will appeal the NCAA’s decision, which stripped its football program of 21 wins.

Why is news about Notre Dame forfeitures on a website that features Longhorn-related content? Because Texas is now in second-place on the all-time wins chart. Before Tuesday’s ruling, Notre Dame had 896 wins to its credit.

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Texas heads into its regular-season finale on Friday with an all-time record of 891-358-33. If the Longhorns can’t beat TCU, they might not be in second place on the aforementioned chart for long. Nebraska, which has recorded wins in 889 of its 1,299 all-time contests, will play at least two more games this season.

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