AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 22 Texas still has a path to the Big 12 title game.
But the Longhorns also head into Saturday’s game at Iowa State (5-4, 3-3 Big 12) knowing that they will have to...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas needed a win to keep any lingering Big 12 title hopes alive.
The Longhorns got it behind the same fourth-quarter formula they used a few weeks ago: Give up a late...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kansas State is on a roll and making noise in the chase for the Big 12 championship. Texas is reeling and just trying to hang on to its title hopes.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Their egos bruised by two losses in the last three games, the Texas Longhorns hope they are finally getting back some healthy players to help turn their season...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — No. 15 Texas is preparing to face an offense that ranks in the bottom half of the Big 12 for the second consecutive week with a visit to TCU on Saturday.
Some things to watch Saturday in Week 9 of the Big 12 regular season schedule:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 15 Texas (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) at TCU (3-3, 1-2). Both teams could use a win at the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After escaping what would have been a crushing home loss to Kansas, Texas and coach Tom Herman face a stark reality: The Longhorns will go only as far as quarterback Sam...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — On the brink of being upset, Texas put the game in the hands of quarterback Sam Ehlinger and on the foot of the Longhorn player that coach Tom Herman refuses to call by...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The defensive numbers for No. 15 Texas are bad and getting worse.
After losing to No. 5 Oklahoma on Saturday, the Longhorns rank last in the Big 12 in pass defense and...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Roschon Johnson arrived at Texas expecting a season of learning how to be a college quarterback, not being the Longhorns' emergency fix at running back.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A year ago, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops brought a shaky defense into the rivalry game with Texas.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The injury news keeps getting worse for No. 11 Texas and its defense.
Coach Tom Herman said Monday the Longhorns have lost two more starters in the secondary for several...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman sizes up Oklahoma State and realizes he has quite a Cowboy conundrum.
Try to stop national rushing leader Chuba Hubbard or focus on national...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Longhorns got a boost Monday when coach Tom Herman said three injured starters will likely play this week in the Big 12 opener against Oklahoma State.
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman wanted to see his team put last week's loss behind them and start fast Saturday night.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas spent time rebuilding its defense in the offseason only to see it shredded by LSU over the weekend.
The Longhorns surrendered 471 yards passing and four touchdowns...
Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference on the second Saturday of the season:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Texas. This is the first matchup of Top 10 teams in Austin since...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The chase was on for Tom Herman.
In late 2016, Texas and LSU were both eyeing the young hotshot coach from Houston until a wild Thanksgiving weekend that included a...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — It took three years to get there, but Texas is finally 1-0 under coach Tom Herman.
Sam Ehlinger threw four touchdown passes and the 10th-ranked Longhorns rolled past...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is back? The Longhorns should try winning a season-opener first.
Tom Herman's first two years at No. 10 Texas got off to rough starts as the Longhorns lost twice...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman has a problem at running back: He is having a hard time keeping them healthy.
The No. 10 Longhorns head into their season-opener this week against...
Red River rivals Oklahoma and Texas met twice last season for the first time in 115 years, when the Sooners won their fourth consecutive Big 12 championship by avenging their only regular-season...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas had just demolished Georgia in the Sugar Bowl when quarterback Sam Ehlinger shouted to the Superdome rooftop the two words Longhorns fans until then had only been...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman knows that Texas is probably a bit ahead of schedule after 10 wins in his second season that included making the Big 12 championship game and a Sugar Bowl...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman's Texas Longhorns won 10 games for the first time in a decade. Now the school is giving him a guaranteed contract extension worth an extra $13...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Big 12 coaches are discussing the implementation of a standardized conference-wide injury report, but they would prefer some type of national uniformity.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 10-4 finish with a big win in the Sugar Bowl energized Texas football to levels not seen in years.
Now the program needs to keep it from leaking right back out through...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It is the depth chart behind him that has suddenly become a concern for coach Tom Herman as the wave of players exploring their options to move has reached the Longhorns.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman has needed less than two years to pull the football program out of mediocrity and get to a prestigious bowl game on New Year's Day.
The 14th-ranked Longhorns will face No. 6 Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night looking to continue their resurgence on the national landscape. Herman hopes his team is ready to take advantage of the opportunity.
"This is another very important step," Herman said. "Winning it would certainly be even bigger."
Sugar Bowl: No. 6 Georgia (11-2, No. 5 College Football Playoff) vs. No. 14 Texas (9-4, No. 15 CFP) at New Orleans, Tuesday, 8:45 p.m. EST (ESPN)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman's latest recruiting class has a heavy dose of out-of-state talent headlined by wide receiver Jake Smith from Arizona.
Smith is the Gatorade national player of the year after amassing 2,349 all-purpose yards and 39 total touchdowns as a senior at Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale. He is one of 11 players in the 21-player class that come from outside of Texas.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The last time Texas played in the Big 12 championship, the Longhorns were wrapping a decade of 10 wins every season and appeared set for a future of winning a whole lot more.
The decade that followed included a whole lot of losing and got two head coaches — Mack Brown and Charlie Strong — shoved out the door.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sam Ehlinger and No. 11 Texas made enough plays to put away Kansas.
Next up is a much bigger challenge.
Ehlinger threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score, and the Longhorns beat the Jayhawks 24-17 on Friday to clinch a spot in the Big 12 title game.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Tom Herman wasn't on the Texas sideline two years ago, even if a bunch of his players were, when the Longhorns walked out of Memorial Stadium with a head-shaking loss to Kansas.
The defeat ended a string of 13 consecutive wins over the Jayhawks, likely sealed the fate of embattled coach Charlie Strong and ultimately led to Herman's hiring away from Houston.
No. 11 Texas (8-3, 6-2 Big 12, No. 14 CFP) at Kansas (3-8, 1-7), Friday, noon EST (FS1)
Line: Texas by 15
Series record: Texas leads 14-3
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Texas can clinch a spot in the Big 12 title game by beating the Jayhawks. It's the first time the Longhorns have played a game the day after Thanksgiving outside of Texas since 1934, when they played Arkansas.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ask Texas about Iowa State's young quarterback Brock Purdy and the answers, from head coach to players, come quick.
"He's undefeated," Longhorns coach Tom Herman said.
"He's mobile. He can throw," defensive end Charles Omenihu said. "He's 5-0."
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Sam Ehlinger had gotten No. 15 Texas down the field with some nifty runs. The sophomore quarterback then took a shot at the end zone — and got the winning pass.
Lil'Jordan Humphrey outleaped a defender inside the 5 and then pulled him along to the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown with 21 seconds left, giving the Longhorns a 41-34 victory over Texas Tech after blowing a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The second half of the season has turned sour and painful for No. 15 Texas.
The Longhorns have lost two in a row after a 6-1 start to fall out of first place in the Big 12. They had to endure a flurry of "horns down" signs from West Virginia after giving up the winning touchdown and 2-point conversion with just 16 seconds left on Saturday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After years of being a late-season afterthought, Texas coach Tom Herman wanted the Longhorns to be competing for a Big 12 title in November.
Texas is right where he wanted, with a key matchup against West Virginia up next.
The No. 12 Mountaineers (6-1, 4-1 Big 12, No. 13 CFP) and No. 15 Longhorns (6-1, 4-1, No. 17 CFP) play Saturday in a game both need to win to keep a share of the conference lead with an eye toward the conference title game in December.
Some things to know about Week 10 in the Big 12 Conference:
The last weekend before the College Football Playoff rankings debut shook loose some hopefuls, clearing the clutter before the last month of the season.
No. 9 Florida? Done. No. 18 Iowa? There will be no Hawkeyes run. No. 6 Texas? Now a fringe contender at best after being on the short end of Saturday's most significant upset, and one of eight ranked teams to lose to unranked teams this past weekend.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A season that began with disappointment has turned into a possible mission of destiny for No. 6 Texas, with the next challenge coming Saturday night with a game at Oklahoma State.
There is a Big 12 surprise deep in the heart of Texas.
Since the Longhorns lost their season opener to Maryland for the second year in a row, coach Tom Herman's team has a six-game winning streak and is ranked in the top 10 after September for the first time since 2009 — when they were the national runner-up after winning their last Big 12 title.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Facing third-and-long, Lil'Jordan Humphrey caught a quick pass on a play designed to get Texas a few yards.
Then came a load of Longhorns teammates. Next came the surge.
With his legs churning and Texas pushing, Humphrey and the Longhorns moved the pile another 10 yards. The play picked up 19 yards, Texas converted on 4th-and-2 and finished the drive with a touchdown that would prove critical in a 48-45 win over Oklahoma.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Game by game, win by win, Texas is going all in on Tom Herman.
Texas has been losing the type of game it won on Saturday for nearly a decade.
The Longhorns since 2009 had mastered the excruciatingly painful loss as they tried to find their way back (that word!) to being nationally relevant and a legitimate contender in the Big 12.
No need to even discuss whether Texas is back after a classic Red River Showdown .
DALLAS (AP) — There was a long pause by coach Tom Herman while considering the obvious questions after Texas extended its winning streak to five games with an impressive victory over three-time defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma in the Red River rivalry.
Are the Longhorns, now a top-10 team again, really back? Ready to be a Big 12 powerhouse again? A playoff contender?
DALLAS (AP) — It's a perfect setting: Oklahoma and Texas in the middle of the State Fair of Texas on an early fall Saturday with their passionate fans clad in crimson and burnt orange, split 50-50 in the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium.
It's nice that the game carries some national prominence, too.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman talked with one of his predecessors, Mack Brown, just as he does every week, and the old Longhorns coach warned him about playing Kansas State in Manhattan.
They're a different team on the road, Brown said. They play with more energy, channeling the will of the crowd, and the team that was trounced by West Virginia last week wouldn't show up Saturday.
"It was very much the way we told our players it would be," Herman said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Beck has been hospitalized to treat an infection and will miss the No. 18 Longhorns' game Saturday at Kansas State.
Head athletic trainer Anthony Pass said Friday that Beck should return to the team Sunday. No further details were provided. The Longhorns (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) have lost their last five games in Manhattan, Kansas, and haven't won there since 2002.