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The Texas Longhorns welcomed two new additions to their recruiting class.
Lawrence Baker fills a huge need going into next season as Texas is set to graduate its top 3 running backs. Baker figures to get a legitimate shot at a starting position next year.
Jason Haley also is going to be coming to Austin to possibly continue the tradition of NFL defensive backs that have been coming out of Austin within the last decade.
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Texas scored another two recruits....
Burton looks to add depth to an already deep but underachieving Texas defense. Burton looks to get early playing time as the coaches down in Austin are mulling over either going to a multiple defense set including a 3-4 or possibly just making the switch to a 3-4 all together...
Travis Gray is one of the top rated Athletes in this years recruiting class who has already been told by the coaches at Texas that he will be playing WR for them next fall.
Irish go down in Austin
AP - Austin
Texas used a strong defensive effort and its best rushing output of the season to finally get its first win of the year. Notre Dame started the scoring early taking their first drive of the game and putting 7 points on the board off of a David McBride 49 yard TD grab. Texas was able to tie the score early in the 2nd quarter when QB Will Morrow connected with Dylan Scales on a 32 yard strike down the middle of the field. The Irish quickly answered off another Robert Payne 49 yard TD pass to Brian Lyles. Texas was able to salvage 3 points to cut the lead right before half to 14-10. Taking the opening kickoff, Texas methodically drove down the field aided by a huge 26 yard run by QB Morrow to get in scoring position. Texas took the lead 2 plays later when Morrow found Travis Sullivan for a 10 yard TD pass to go up 17-14. Notre Dame tied the game early in the 4th quarter however Texas immediately answered the bell on their next offensive play. Hoping to rely on their ground game to get points and drain some clock, senior HB Brett Butler took a handoff and scampered 84 yards to put the Longhorns ahead 24-17, a lead they would not give up. Having held Notre Dame to a 3 and out on their next possession, the Longhorns added 3 more points to push their lead to 10. Having already forced 2 interceptions the Texas defense sealed the game when the Longhorns picked off their 3rd Robert Payne throw of the game. Running out the clock the Texas players celebrated wildly having upset a top 10 team. More importantly the win hopefully give them confidence heading into the next two weeks when they face Oklahoma State and hated rival Oklahoma
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Texas opens Big 12 play with a win
AP - Austin
The Texas Longhorns used a balanced offensive attack to down the visiting Oklahoma State Cowboys. Lead by another strong rushing effort by senior HB Brett Butler, Texas was able to hold a potent passing offense by Oklahoma State to only 23 points although giving up over 400 yards of total offense. By being able to run the ball effectively for the 2nd week in a row, Texas was able to control the clock with a commanding time of possession advantage. Added by a 47 yard interception return by MLB Roger Hill, Texas lead at the break 21-14. Texas further added to their lead in the 3rd quarter when sophomore QB Will Morrow threw one of his 3 TD's to put Texas up 28-17. Texas then scored 2 more touchdowns in the 4th to finally put the game away. Texas now looks to their biggest rival, Oklahoma in the annual Red River rivalry played in Dallas.
On the eve of their big win vs Oklahoma State, Texas is proud to announce they have received a commitment from one of the Lone Star State's best defensive prospect Ryan Rawls. With current starter Roger Hill being a junior, Rawls may redshirt to ensure he plays right away in his first year of eligibility.
Texas was able to get two more commitments within the last two weeks from another two top in state talents.
G Luke Moore
With already an NFL body, Moore looks to immediately contend for playing time as a freshman. Already possessing B- ratings in Pass block, Run block and strength, Moore should be a staple of the Texas line for hopefully the next 4 years.
CB Dedrick Mann
Texas also added another member to its secondary locking up Dedrick Mann. Mann has excellent speed and acceleration so he might be a part of the return game early on if he doesn't crack the starting lineup on defense.
Texas 28 Oklahoma 7 AP - Dallas, Texas Texas used a stifling defense to take the Annual Red River Rivalry over the hated Oklahoma Sooners. Aided by a strong running game lead by senior RB Brett Butler, Texas controlled the game and limited Oklahoma's vaunted pass offense to only 204 yards. The game was never in doubt for the Texas side and the only blemish of the game came when the Sooners were able to get a cheap TD with under a minute left in the game to prevent a shutout.
Texas 21 Baylor 14 AP - Austin, Texas Having dominated their most hated rival the week before, the Texas Longhorns welcomed a gritty Baylor team to Austin. Unfortunately for the Longhorns this year's Baylor team is not the same as years before. Texas was able to roll up 480 yards of total offense however could not manage more than 3 TD's. Baylor's defense was able to deny Texas repeatedly and capitalize on their limited opportunities to force a tight game. The game was tied at the half 14-14 however Texas was able to get a score late in the 3rd quarter that ultimately proved to be the winner.
Texas 41 Iowa State 10 AP - Ames, Iowa Texas again used a strong offensive showing to secure another Big 12 victory on the road. The Longhorns tallied 576 total yards on the day lead by QB Will Morrow throwing for 323 yards and 3 TD's. On defense Texas limited Iowa State to only 253 yards of total offense. Iowa State went up early and took their first possession of the game to paydirt to go up 7-0. This however would be the last time they lead in the game as Texas rolled out to a 28-10 halftime lead. The Longhorns continued the pressure in the 2nd half eventually closing out the scoring with 13 more 2nd half points.
Texas 49 Kansas 10 AP - Austin, Texas The Texas Longhorns used another strong rushing effort and got superb play out of backup QB Derek Young to get their 6th win in a row. Starter Will Morrow was knocked out of the game early. Not wanting to have to immediately put the pressure on backup Derek Young, Texas looked to its stable of capable RB's to carry the load. They answered the bell as both Brett Butler and Chuck Siegel went for over 100 yards. Young settled in nicely to the game eventually throwing for 368 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Texas signs potential QB of the future
Texas was able to secure a commitment from it's eventual QB of the future. The Longhorns dug into a region of the country they aren't normally used to recruiting and beat out some tough competition from home state school Virginia Tech and strong recruiter South Carolina to nab Brian Jean. Being a true pocket passer, Jean projects to fit in nicely with Texas' pro style offense. With current starter Will Morrow listed as a sophomore, experts predict that Jean will redshirt to preserve most of his eligibility.
Texas continues to roll
The Texas Longhorns head into their bye week winners of 9 straight games. People in Austin are getting used to seeing the campus clock tower bathed in orange after every victory. After beating hated rival Oklahoma the Longhorns faced their toughest portion of their schedule having to go on the road to face Kansas State and Big 12 newcomers TCU and West Virginia. The toughest game came in Fort Worth vs the TCU Horned Frogs. Having been up already 31 to 17 and seemingly in control of the game, TCU was able to force a fumble and return it back for a TD. Texas responded in the 4th with what they seemed was the game winning TD only to have TCU get another score late. The ensuing onside kick was able to be scooped up by Texas to preserve the win. The following week in Morgantown, WV the Longhorns used their passing game to pull out a win. In one of the stranger defensive fronts Texas has faced all year the Mountaineers were able to bottle up Texas' run game however they left their secondary exposed. Seizing the opportunity Texas was able to get 4 TD's in the passing game to secure a victory.
Texas now looks to their last regular season game vs Texas Tech to secure the Big 12 title and go undefeated in conference play. After losing their initial first two games to national powerhouses, Alabama and Ohio State, the coaching staff down in Austin is hopeful to get back to a BCS game.
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