AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Steve Sarkisian laid out to his players the realistic, though somewhat out-of-their-control, scenario about how the 24th-ranked Longhorns can still get into the Big 12 championship game.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Texas standout Bijan Robinson ran through, over and around Kansas for a career-high 243 yards and four touchdowns on Saturday, helping the Longhorns earn a measure of revenge with a frigid 55-14 victory.
Some things to watch during Week 11 in the Big 12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 4 TCU (9-0, 6-0 Big 12, No. 4 CFP) at No. 18 Texas (6-3, 4-2)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Steve Sarkisian apologized Monday for not staying on the field to sing "The Eyes of Texas” after the Longhorns' loss to Oklahoma State and promised it would “never happen again.”
Texas coach Steve Sarkisian believes things have really changed for the Longhorns.
Last week's game showed why he feels that way. Texas rallied to beat a tough Iowa State team and remain well positioned in the Big 12 race.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas believes it's a tougher, more resilient team that last season — and the Longhorns are showing it so far this fall.
The latest evidence came Saturday as No. 22 Texas, trailing struggling Iowa State in the fourth quarter, rallied to win 24-21.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — No. 22 Texas doesn't expect offensive production to come as easily as it did last week when Iowa State visits Saturday.
“They play great defense, probably the best in our conference,” coach Steve Sarkisian said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two rivals, two quarterback injury conundrums.
Texas and Oklahoma are preparing for this weekend's annual matchup in Dallas with big questions at the most important position on the field.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hudson Card passed for three touchdowns, including two to Xavier Worthy, to lead Texas to a 38-20 win over West Virginia on Saturday night.
Card, who has started three straight games but may be replaced next week week if freshman Quinn Ewers returns from a clavicle injury, finished with 303 yards passing.
West Virginia (2-2, 0-1 Big 12) at Texas (2-2, 0-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (FS1)
Line: Texas by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
No. 22 Texas (2-1) at Texas Tech (2-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Texas by 7, according to Fanduel Sportsbook
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Steve Sarkisian isn't offering any clarity on the injury-clouded situation at quarterback for the 22nd-ranked Longhorns for his first, and possibly only, trip to Texas Tech.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bijan Robinson ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns, Jahdae Barron returned an interception 44 yards for a score in the third quarter and No. 21 Texas beat UTSA 41-20 on Saturday night.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Steve Sarkisian couldn't beat Nick Saban last week. That didn't stop him from borrowing some wisdom from the old master.
"To quote my old boss, 'We gotta be careful of the rat poison of people telling us how good we are,” Sarkisian said.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Steve Sarkisian on Monday would not give any hint who will be the No. 21 Longhorns' starting quarterback this week for a matchup with UTSA, and insisted that injured Quinn Ewers and top backup Hudson Card are “day-to-day.”
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas was staring down the seconds of a potential program-changing win against Alabama.
The Longhorns nearly had it. Instead, a raucous, record crowd that so desperately tried to push the Longhorns to victory left with a 20-19 loss.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has been here before: a quarterback with a hot hand knocked out of the game early against Alabama.
Longhorns will never forget Colt McCoy getting injured in the 2009 season national championship game.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — First came the twisting, falling backward touchdown throw. Then came the duck and dodge slip away from a sack that turned into a 20-yard scamper.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Steve Sarkisian doesn't recall watching the last time Alabama and Texas met on the field, and most of the Longhorns were too young to remember much of anything about that game.
No 1 Alabama (1-0) at Texas (1-0), Saturday, noon ET (FOX)
Line: Alabama by 20 1/2 according to Fanduel Sportsbook.
Some things to watch on the second Saturday of the Big 12 Conference season:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Texas vs. No. 1 Alabama. The future SEC foes meet for the first time since the BCS national championship game at the end of the 2009 season, when the Crimson Tide won the first of their six national titles under coach Nick Saban.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Steve Sarkisian left his job as an Alabama assistant to be the head coach at Texas in January 2021 and quickly blazed a 735-mile trail from Tuscaloosa to Austin for others to follow.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Quinn Ewers passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns in his debut at quarterback for Texas and the Longhorns rolled over Louisiana-Monroe 52-10 Saturday night in the season-opener for both programs.
Louisiana-Monroe (0-0) at Texas (0-0), Saturday, 8:05 p.m. ET (Longhorn Network)
Line: Texas by 37 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Freshman Quinn Ewers was named the starting quarterback at Texas because he's a talent who can “make all the throws," Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bijan Robinson and his Lamborghini sum up what most believe Texas football should be: flashy, fun to watch and faster than anybody else out there.
Far too often, however, the Longhorns find a way to run themselves into a ditch.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The biggest position battle in the Big 12 is at Texas quarterback.
No position carries more expectations in pursuit of getting the once-proud Longhorns back to the top of the league.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Texas quarterback Casey Thompson, who started 10 games and passed for 24 touchdowns in 2021, announced Friday that he will transfer to Nebraska.
Thompson was a backup to Hudson Card for the first two games at Texas before taking over the starting role.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback Casey Thompson, who started 10 games and passed for 24 touchdowns this season, entered the transfer portal Friday.
Thompson is leaving after former Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers, one of the top-rated players in the country when he came out of high school after the 2020 season, transferred to Texas.
Former five-star recruit Quinn Ewers, who skipped his senior year of high school to enroll at Ohio State in the hopes of cashing in on endorsement deals, has committed to transfer to Texas.
A person familiar with Ewers' decision told The Associated Press on Sunday the quarterback had informed Texas coaches he would return to his home state and play for the school he originally committed to before his junior year at Southlake Carroll High School, outside Dallas.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Michigan offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Josh Gattis is the Broyles Award winner for the nation’s best assistant college football coach.
Under Gattis’ direction, Michigan ranks 10th nationally in yards rushing per game, 13th in scoring with 37.7 points per contest and 18th nationally with 451.9 yards per game.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) —
Roschon Johnson came to Texas as a quarterback, converted quickly to running back, and under difficult circumstances he worked at both positions on Friday.
Johnson, a junior, ran for a career-best 179 yards, Cameron Dicker kicked three field goals, and Texas summoned some critical stops on defense to beat Kansas State 22-17.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One team is left playing for pride to finish out an otherwise miserable season. The other would like to be the one to put a bow on all that misery.
Texas (4-7, 2-6 Big 12) and Kansas State ( 7-4, 4-4) meet Friday with the Longhorns in a six-game spiral under first-year coach Steve Sarkisian after a 4-1 start.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Suddenly, Texas has just a week left in a stunningly bad season under first-year coach Steve Sarkisian.
West Virginia will get one more chance to avoid joining the Longhorns in ending the year in late November.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Disappointing football seasons for Texas and West Virginia have come down to this: Win twice or stay home.
Both need two victories to at least make something out of their respective messes by becoming bowl eligible.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte urged Texas fans on Tuesday not to “splinter or pull apart” but rather support first-year football coach Steve Sarkisian and the players during the program's worst losing streak in 65 years.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Steve Sarkisian's first season as Texas coach is very much going from bad to worse.
A five-game losing streak is the worst at Texas in 65 years. And the latest defeat to Kansas — which ended a 56-game road losing streak in the Big 12 for the Jayhawks — came with a season-ending elbow injury for star running back Bijan Robinson.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Star Texas running back Bijan Robinson will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his elbow in the Longhorns' loss to Kansas, coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday.
Robinson's 1,127 yards rushing this season rank third in the Big 12 and made him the first Texas running back to hit the 1,000-yard mark since 2016.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has yet to settle on a starting quarterback to play against Kansas and coach Steve Sarkisian still does not know if three of his top players will be available to try to end a four-game skid.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mired in a four-game losing streak, it would seem things couldn't get much worse for Texas and first-year coach Steve Sarkisian.
Lowly Kansas is next on the schedule. But lest anyone need reminding, it was a loss to the Jayhawks in 2016 that sealed former coach Charlie Strong's fate and he was fired less than a week later.
Iowa State's win over Texas last year was one in a line of hard-earned pelts collected during the Cyclones' dream season and helped pave the way to their first appearance in the Big 12 championship game.
Texas (4-3 2-2 Big 12) at No. 16 Baylor (6-1 3-1), Saturday at noon EDT (ABC).
Line: Baylor by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Some things to watch in Week 9 of the Big 12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Texas at No. 16 Baylor. While the Longhorns are still looking for a breakthrough victory in coach Steve Sarkisian's first season, Baylor has already tripled its overall win total in coach Dave Aranda's second year.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a tough first year in Waco navigating a losing season amid the pandemic, Baylor coach Dave Aranda has the No. 16 Bears right where he found them: fighting for the top of the Big 12 standings.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas receiver Xavier Worthy had just lost a fumble that cost Texas a lead late in the game against Oklahoma and Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian was stalking him on the sideline.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There were plenty of warning signs about the Texas defense, from big-play scores to the late-game touchdown drives, that had been overlooked in three consecutive wins.
Then came a second-half meltdown against Oklahoma that was just too much to overcome in a 55-48 loss on Saturday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bijan Robinson spent far too much of last season watching others play football. No more.
The Texas Longhorns running back is getting the ball a lot in 2021, early in games and late.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is ranked again and on a three-game win streak powered by tailback Bijan Robinson and an explosive offense.
Scoring points in bunches has helped prop up a defense has been good enough so far, but has shown just enough cracks to earn some concern heading into Saturday's matchup with No.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Bijan Robinson ran six consecutive times to open the final game-cinching drive for Texas, including a first down on a hard third-down run after TCU had called its last timeout.