Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by UcanHateMeNow, Jul 22, 2013.
AP - Austin Texas
The Texas Longhorns led by legendary coach Mack Brown look to regain their luster and return once again to national prominence. The Longhorns look to build off a strong finish to the 2013 season which saw the rise of youngsters David Ash and Jonathan Gray on offense. Things are looking high in Austin with a new offensive philosophy led by new coordinator Major Applewhite. In an unusual year on defense where the Longhorns gave up alot of points and yards, DC Manny Diaz looks to right the ship. Anything less than contending for a Big 12 title and a BCS bowl will be viewed as an unproductive season down on the 40 Acres.
Key Players for the season
David Ash - Finally laid claim to the starter job and will look to utilize his agility to create plays
Jonathan Gray - Much hyped 5 star prospect who saw his carries increase further into his true freshman year. Big things are anticipated for this youngster
Jaxon Shipley - Big shoes to follow at Texas as he followed his brother to Austin however Shipley has turned into the key possession WR his brother was
Jordan Hicks - Plagued by injuries in 2012, Hicks looks to reassert himself as one of the leaders of the Texas defense
Quandre Diggs - continuing the line of steller Defensive backs coming out of Austin, Diggs is the brother of former Longhorn great Quentin Jammer.
Week 1: Texas opens season with convincing 38-7 win AP - Austin The Texas Longhorns kicked off their 2013 season by dispatching the New Mexico State Aggies. The Horns rolled to over 400 yards on offense and held New Mexico State to under 200. The coaching staff was a little worried their team would be too focused on the Aggies, Texas A&M that is, as their long time rival comes to town next week. The game started sluggish as expected with Texas only leading 3-0 at the end of the 1st quarter. The flood gates opened up in the 2nd quarter as David Ash pitched his first TD of the season finding Cayleb Jones on an 82 yard TD pass. All four of the Texas RB's on the roster scored a touchdown each to pace the Horns en route to their 31 point win. The Horns now shift their focus to welcoming the Aggies from College Station. A&M is coming off of a tightly contested game over Rice so it will be interesting to see this matchup.
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