The Daily Texan

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The Bears are deserving favorites, but Texas can put up a fight.

December 6, 2013

Just a little more than two weeks ago, this game looked like it would be a blowout. The Bears were ranked higher than they ever had and had legitimitate national championship aspirations while the Longhorns...

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Texas can win, but betting on Texas Tech the safer route

November 27, 2013

The Longhorns ran into a buzzsaw two weeks ago against Oklahoma State. The Cowboys dominated on both sides of the ball and perhaps for the first time all season, Texas truly missed David Ash. Case McCoy...

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Texas, Ohio State to continue winning streaks

November 15, 2013

Texas’ victory last week over West Virginia wasn’t pretty, but it showed the team’s resilience. It showed how much heart this Longhorns team has. Unfortunately it also showed how many...

Mountaineers tough at home, but Texas should cover

November 8, 2013

The Longhorns have won their last five games and have covered the spread in two of their last three. After an implausibly inconsistent start to the season, Texas is finally beginning to find some semblance...

Texas wins, but four-touchdown spread is too high

November 1, 2013

Texas continues to roll. The Longhorns weathered the storm both figuratively and literally to beat TCU, 30-7, last Saturday after a 3 hour, 6 minute lightning delay. Case McCoy and Co. seem to be hitting...

Up-and-down Longhorns should eke out win against TCU

October 25, 2013

The Longhorns are nearly impossible to read. After having a horrendously lackluster performance against Iowa State, Texas had, by far, its best game of the year the next week against No. 12 Oklahoma. The...


State’s top prospects flock to Red River Rivalry

October 9, 2013

Texas and Oklahoma meet on the field Saturday, but the rivalry will extend past the scoreboard. Top recruits in the area will be paying close attention to the results as they decide where to commit.  “It’s...

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No David Ash means long odds for Longhorns against Sooners

October 9, 2013

For the first time this season, Texas isn’t favored. The Longhorns are double-digit underdogs and for good reason. Their performance against Iowa State was as bad as a win can get. A one-point victory...

Texas will cover against Iowa State but just barely

October 3, 2013

The Longhorns battled through injuries to get a much-needed win against Kansas State two weeks ago, but there’s no reason to have a rush of confidence. Linebacker Jordan Hicks is out for the season,...

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Betting on Baylor, not Texas, the smart thing to do this weekend

September 20, 2013

The train is coming off the tracks for the Longhorns after being blown out for the second consecutive week. Ole Miss had its way with Texas in the second half, outscoring the Longhorns, 27-0, in the second...


Favored by more than a touchdown, Texas can’t be trusted after last week’s loss to BYU

September 13, 2013

Maybe the Longhorns can rise from the ashes. Maybe they can dominate through the air against Ole Miss like they did a year ago en route to a 66-31 victory. Maybe being back at home will give them a much-needed...

BYU’s defense poses stiff challenge, but Longhorns will win by more than a touchdown

September 6, 2013

BYU finished third in the nation in total defense a year ago, behind only Alabama and Florida State, and held Virginia to just 223 total yards in Week 1. Despite the stout defensive performance, the Cougars...

Look for Longhorns to win big but not to cover 42-point spread

August 30, 2013

New Mexico State at Texas (-42) Texas is going to win, but by 42 points? The Longhorns have gotten off to slow starts in season openers the last couple of years, beating a subpar Wyoming team by...

Five recruits that committed elsewhere and could hurt Texas next season

February 6, 2013

A strange recruiting season for the Longhorns has been defined more by who they didn’t get than who they did. Litanies of misses and decommits have cause headaches for the entire coaching staff. Here...