Texas

Longhorns

at

West Virginia

Mountaineers

11:00 am November 18th, 2017

Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W. Va.

Bohls: Texas’ defense, running game are planting the seeds for the future

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The checklist was on overdrive for an aspiring Longhorns football team as a chilly, rain-drenched Saturday in the West Virginia mountains gave way to royal blue skies at dusk. Texas won on the road. Check. Texas beat a Top 25 team. Check. Texas became bowl-eligible. Check. Texas is a good team. Checkmate? Or check-might? Well, appearances can be deceiving, especially ones that list the Longhorns at a pedestrian 6-5 with flirtations against strong teams from USC to Oklahoma to Oklahoma State. Texas coulda beat them all, but didn’t beat nary a one. However, that sure looked like a good team Saturday that dominated West Virginia —ranked 24th in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll — pretty much from start to finish in a 28-14 victory that could stamp the Longhorns as a team on the rise and one that will be reckoned with in the future. Read more

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Saturday

November 18

Texas 28, West Virginia 14: Longhorns are back in the bowl business after road win

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Like it or not, Texas coach Tom Herman’s going to win or lose in Austin doing things his way. And on some level, it’s respectable. If that means playing this quarterback or that running back, so be it. Winners get T-bone steaks, and losers get soggy pancakes. Read More

Texas notebook: Davante Davis gives himself a C, but Longhorns ace their test

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — If Davante Davis was grading himself over the past two weeks, he’d give himself a “C.” For a second straight week, he started at cornerback in place of the suspended Holton Hill in Texas’ 28-14 win over West Virginia. Davis’ seven tackles tied for the team lead in … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ defense, running game are planting the seeds for the future

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The checklist was on overdrive for an aspiring Longhorns football team as a chilly, rain-drenched Saturday in the West Virginia mountains gave way to royal blue skies at dusk. Texas won on the road. Check. Texas beat a Top 25 team. Check. Texas became bowl-eligible. Check. Texas … Read More

Welcome back, Connor: Williams returns to prove he ‘hasn’t lost a step’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Connor Williams can still block. And there’s no need to question whether his left knee can hold up on the dance floor, either. Texas rushed for 233 yards and didn’t allow a sack in Saturday’s 28-14 win at West Virginia’s Milan Puskar Stadium. For the first time … Read More

Third and Longhorns: Inside Texas 28, West Virginia 14

A deeper look inside Texas’ 28-14 win over West Virginia: Why Texas (6-5, 5-3 Big 12) won In short, things couldn’t have worked out better for the Longhorns. The rains in Morgantown had an impact on the West Virginia offense, though probably not as much as the Mountaineers losing their … Read More

Our 4 Texas-West Virginia pregame questions — answered

Saturday, we looked at four questions that Texas was facing ahead of its matchup with West Virginia. Here’s how they played out: 1. Did Texas’ depleted secondary hold up? Yes. Losing Will Grier in the first quarter definitely had an impact on West Virginia’s passing game; Grier, after all, is … Read More

Texas fans ‘Sound Off’ after Longhorns beat West Virginia to claim bowl eligibility

Hookem.com asked Texas fans to “Sound Off” on our Facebook page after they watched the Longhorns complete their biggest win of the regular season 28-14 over West Virginia. As you can imagine, we got plenty of responses from fans who were ecstatic to see the team pull off a … Read More

Texas 28, West Virginia 14: The expanded boxscore

A look back at how it all happened Saturday: First quarter Texas 0, West Virginia 0. Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger both saw playing time, but two penalties and a John Hurt drop derailed the Longhorns’ offense. West Virginia was held to 98 yards, but the Mountaineers were inches away … Read More

What Tom Herman said after Texas beat West Virginia to secure bowl eligibility

Texas accomplished one of its season goals on Saturday, claiming bowl eligibility for the first time since 2014 with a 28-14 win at West Virginia. The Longhorns (6-5, 5-3 Big 12) will play in the postseason in their year under coach Tom Herman. After the game, Herman addressed the media … Read More

Texas 28, West Virginia 14: The Longhorns are going bowling

It’s over at Puskar Milan Stadium in Morgantown, W.V., and Texas has knocked off West Virginia, 28-14. With their sixth win, the Longhorns will play in a bowl game for the first time since 2014, Charlie Strong’s first season. That was the offensive no-show loss to Arkansas in the Texas … Read More

WATCH: Texas LB Gary Johnson forces fumble, DT Chris Nelson recovers

Linebacker Gary Johnson might have made the play that sent Texas bowling. The junior college transfer forced West Virginia quarterback Chris Chugunov to fumble deep inside his own territory and defensive tackle Chris Nelson pounced on it. FOLLOW THE GAME LIVE Roach … Read More

WATCH: Texas S Brandon Jones forces fumble on goal line, but did you see Will Grier’s finger?

A video review added insult to injury for West Virginia quarterback Will Grier, but it all happened because of the effort by Texas safety Brandon Jones. Jones caused Grier to fumble as he stretched toward the end zone late in the first quarter. The play was originally ruled a touchdown, … Read More

Social reaction: Texas fans learn about ‘hillbillies’ in the West Virginia rain

Texas found itself far away from home on Saturday, but no distance is too far to keep Longhorns fans from rooting on their team. RELATED: Hillbilly havoc: Desperate Texas headed for chilly, wild time at West Virginia Take in the scene from Morgantown, West Virginia, through the eyes … Read More

Monday

November 13

As freshmen take over, Texas finds new roles for running backs Chris Warren III, Kyle Porter

As Texas seemingly shifts its attention to the future of its backfield, veteran running backs Chris Warren III and Kyle Porter have moved on to new roles. Warren remains the team’s leading rusher with 314 yards over 71 carries. On Monday, Porter was among the four possible starters at running … Read More

Tom Herman: There won’t be any motivation or focus issues in these final two games

Tom Herman’s weekly game-week Monday press conference has come and gone. Here are the highlights: 1. Connor Williams is expected to return this week from the knee injury that he suffered at USC. “Barring a setback, yeah, I think so,” Herman said. But that opening question about his All-American left … Read More