Texas

Longhorns

vs.

San Jose State

Spartans

2:30 pm September 9th, 2017

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin

Texas 56, San Jose State 0: ‘That’s what it’s supposed to look like’ as Longhorns demolish Spartans

The first victory is always the hardest, or so it’s said. Texas coach Tom Herman finally got his with a 56-0 demolition of San Jose State on a sun-splashed Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Longhorns fans, not to mention everyone inside the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center, can breathe easy again. Texas (1-1) did exactly what everyone expected against a 26-point underdog. “That’s what it’s supposed to look like when you’re playing well on both sides of the ball,” said Herman, who presented the game ball to men’s athletic director Mike Perrin. The Maryland loss is a distant memory now. No pixie dust was needed for this one, either. Ready or not, bring on sixth-ranked USC. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger and nickel back P.J. Locke III celebrate after a 56-0 win over San Jose State on Saturday. Stephen Spillman/for American-Statesman Freshman Sam Ehlinger of Westlake started in place of the injured Shane Buechele … Read more

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Saturday

September 9

Texas fans ‘Sound Off’ after Longhorns bounce back with 56-0 win over San Jose State

Hookem.com asked Longhorns fans to “Sound Off” on our Facebook page after Texas shut out San Jose State 56-0 on Saturday. As you can imagine, we got hundreds of responses from informed and passionate fans who were pleased to see their team bounce back. Some were taking a … Read More

Texas 56, San Jose State 0: ‘That’s what it’s supposed to look like’ as Longhorns demolish Spartans

The first victory is always the hardest, or so it’s said. Texas coach Tom Herman finally got his with a 56-0 demolition of San Jose State on a sun-splashed Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Longhorns fans, not to mention everyone inside the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center, can breathe easy again. Texas (1-1) … Read More

Texas notebook: Holton Hill scores again as San Jose State lends a helping hand

Holton Hill did it again. The junior cornerback placed an exclamation point on Texas’ 56-0 win over San Jose State on Saturday, the defense’s first shutout since 2014. In the third quarter, Hill picked off a Montel Aaron pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown, giving the Longhorns a 35-0 … Read More

Texas 56, San Jose State 0: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER Texas 7, San Jose State 0: Sam Ehlinger, starting his first game because of Shane Buechele’s shoulder injury, misfired on his first three passes before he found Armanti Foreman for 18 yards on UT’s second drive. After the first two drives ended in punts, Ehlinger and Jerrod Heard … Read More

Our four Texas-San Jose State pregame questions — answered

Saturday morning, we looked at four questions that Texas was facing ahead of its matchup with San Jose State. Here’s how they played out? 1. Who started at quarterback? Sam Ehlinger, as expected. The freshman who went 23-6 as a starter at Westlake is now 1-0 as a Longhorn. He … Read More

Football

A fresh start: Defense, Sam Ehlinger pace Texas’ 56-0 win over San Jose State

It’s over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, a 24-point favorite today, has beaten San Jose State 56-0. You could almost hear the collective “Whew” from the Longhorns fan base that saw (a) Texas win, (b) Texas win in convincing fashion, (c) a freshman quarterback win his debut game and (d) a defensive … Read More

WATCH: Texas RB Chris Warren III hurdles San Jose State defender

Texas is on the board, in part thanks to a highlight-reel play from junior running back Chris Warren III. Warren went airborne along the sideline, nearly clearing a San Jose State defender for a few extra yards on a 14-yard completion from Sam Ehlinger. Two plays later, Jerrod Heard ran … Read More

WATCH: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger completes 1st pass of career

Texas freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger got his first start Saturday against San Jose State, taking the place of injured Shane Buechele. Ehlinger’s first three passes on the opening drive fell incomplete. His first completion came on the second drive, a bullet over the middle to Armanti Foreman … Read More

Social reaction: Texas fans hopeful for redemption at Royal-Memorial Stadium

After the disappointment of last week’s season-opening loss to Maryland, Texas fans are eager to see a winner as the Longhorns take on San Jose State on Saturday. It will be the last home game at Royal-Memorial Stadium for nearly a month. RELATED: Coaches change, but can Texas? … Read More

Buechele’s out, Ehlinger’s in: Texas freshman’s debut coming against San Jose State

Texas freshman Sam Ehlinger will get his shot on Saturday. Ehlinger, the Westlake product who was an early enrollee this past spring, will start Saturday afternoon against San Jose State. Shane Buechele, a sophomore who has started the last 13 games, was slowed this week by a … Read More

Football

REPLAY: Texas beats San Jose State 56-0

After a rough season-opener against Maryland last week, Texas (0-1) and first-year coach Tom Herman look to rebound against San Jose State (1-1) today at 2:30 p.m. at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. FOLLOW THE GAME LIVE The Spartans lost 42-22 against former Texas … Read More

The Eyes of Texas: Three Spartans the Horns will be watching

On Saturday against San Jose State, the eyes of Texas will be upon… MONTEL AARON, QUARTERBACK Sophomore Josh Love has thrown a team-high 45 passes this season, but it will be Aaron that gets the start on Saturday. Once a three-star recruit who redshirted last year, Aaron has made relief … Read More

Friday

September 8

Texas vs. San Jose State: 4 questions facing the Horns

Four questions facing Texas in its Saturday game against San Jose State: Texas quarterbacks Sam Ehlinger (left) and Shane Buechele go through passing drills. Buechele has started 13 consecutive games but missed practice this week with a bruised right shoulder. Ehlinger, a freshman, may start Saturday. Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman 1. So, … Read More

List of expected visitors for San Jose State game include high-priority targets for Texas

Another home game gives Texas another shot at impressing a batch of recruits expected to attend the game Saturday against San Jose State. The Longhorns hosted an impressive group of talent for the home loss to Maryland last week. It’s another chance to showcase the growth around the program under … Read More

Texas vs. San Jose State: 5 key matchups to watch

Here are five key matchups in the Texas-San Jose State game to keep your eye on Saturday: Montel Aaron vs. Texas’ pass rush Aaron, San Jose State’s redshirt freshman from Antelope, Calif., wasn’t afraid to make waves this past spring when he completed six of 13 passes for 202 yards … Read More