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    The Longhorns kicked off the 2014 season against one of their bitter rivals when Arkansas came to town. Just as you would expect in a rivalry game, it was a knockdown, dragout defensive battle until the end when Texas was finally able to prevail. The Longhorns escaped with a 24-16 win behind their defense and the arm of Johnny Sanders, who was 12-19 for 280 yards with 3 TD's and 1 INT.

    The defense was led by Orlando Mitchell with 12 tackles, 1 for loss, as well as safety Tim Moyer with 10 tackles (3 for loss), and 3 sacks. Also getting sacks were DT Darrius Foster and DT Trevor Burnette. Troy Smith pitched in on defense as well, grabbing 2 INT's and 2 pass deflections.

    The offense was carried by the arm of Johnny Sanders, with little help from the running game. Lionel McDowell had 42 yards on 8 carries before he got injured in the first half, but stud recruit Keith Roberson found it to be tough sledding in his college debut only getting 36 yards on 15 carries, however he was a contributor in the passing game with 3 catches for 71 yards and a TD. Leon Crosby hauled in 3 catches for 80 yards and 1 TD.

    Next up, the unranked Longhorns host the #16 Sun Devils of Arizona State.
     
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    The Longhorn defense proved tough once again, as it held the Arizona State offense to only 3 points, the other 7 coming off a INT return, in Texas's 38-10 win.

    The Longhorn offense was clicking on all cylinders as they hung up 229 rush yards to go along with the 256 passing yards by Johnny Sanders. Sanders had 2 TD's to go along with 2 INT's as well. On the ground, Lionel McDowell had 93 yards on 23 carries and a TD, while freshman Keith Roberson had 118 yards on 16 carries with 2 TD's, as well as 101 yards receiving on 3 catches and 1 TD.

    Leading the defense was safety Tim Moyer with 10 tackles(6 for loss) and 4 sacks.

    The Longhorns have a bye week next week, before Notre Dame rolls into Austin.
     
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    The Texas Longhorns played host to the Fighting Irish in week 4 of the short season so far, and Texas dominated from the get-go. It was 10-0 after 1, and 24-7 at the half. The final scored ended up Texas 52, Notre Dame 29.

    The Horns offense put on a show this game, airing it out for 261 yards, and gaining 188 on the ground. Johnny Sanders was 12 of 16 for 261 yards and 2 TD's. The real blow of the game came from the Irish defense, as they laid a hit on Lionell McDowell in the 2nd quarter and knocked him out for 8 weeks. Before the injury, he had 43 yards on 10 carries. Roberson took over from there though, getting 107 yards on 28 carries with 2 TD's. Crosby had 4 catches for 64 yards .
     
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    When Iowa State traveled to Austin this week to face the Longhorns, many thought it would be a blowout, but the Cyclones proved to be a tough matchup. Neither team could get anything going offensively, with both teams missing 2 field goals a piece. In this offensively challenged game, the Horns managed to squeak by 10-3.

    The only bright spot on the offense for the Longhorns was Keith Roberson, who had 135 yards on 22 carries, and the games lone touchdown. The defense was led by Tim Moyer with 13 tackles(4 for loss) and 2 sacks, and Mason getting an INT.

    Next week, the Longhorns head to Dallas for the annual Red River Rivalry game.
     
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