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Garrett Gilbert was benched early in the second quarter for a rotation of Case McCoy and David Ash, but the Longhorns moved to 2-0 with a huge win.
Exactly what Texas needed, highlighted late by a gutsy pass to Ash from Jaxon Shipley on a trick play to convert a third down on the final drive.
I'm headed downstairs, but we'll have plenty more throughout the night.
The Longhorns looked good in their opener, but Rice is Rice: Better known as a bed for various meats than a team that can beat Texas.
This week? It's going to be a lot different.
Texas is favored, but BYU is a quality team very capable of beating the Longhorns. I picked the Cougars to do it.
Jake Heaps looked rough in the opener last week at Ole Miss, but he's better than that.
So, too, Garrett Gilbert will have to be after last week's solid performance against the Owls. He looked like a more confident player while meeting with the media on Monday, but that doesn't mean much if that confidence doesn't carry onto the field on Saturdays.
It's a big early season test for the Longhorns, and we'll get a good idea tonight at how far Texas can climb from last season's 5-7 finish.
Kickoff is at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
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Play Podcast Part 2 of the articles on OSU's involvment in academic fraud was released. Some claim the expose is unfounded. Ian and Richard warn that there are two sides to all stories.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss Mack Brown, Manny Diaz and all the latest with the Texas Longhorns.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett give you the latest on the Johnny Manziel story and Charles Barkley weighs in. You won't believe who the outspoken NBA Hall of Famer is disappointed in and what he thinks about the autograph allegations.
Play Podcast Kirk Herbstreit joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett for his weekly visit to preview the 2013 college football season.
Play Podcast Former TCU and current Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the expectations for the Bengals this season, give a prediction for the TCU-LSU game and talk about what it's like having the Hard Knocks cameras follow him.
Play Podcast Randy Galloway, Matt Mosley, and Mark Friedman react to Dez Bryant's comments regarding the NCAA's ongoing investigation of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Play Podcast Richard Durrett, Ian Fitzsimmons and Glenn "Stretch" Smith react to Dez Bryant sounding off yesterday after practice about Johnny Manziel and the shadiness of the NCAA.
Play Podcast Former NCAA investigator and Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to weigh in on the Johnny Manziel drama and give some insight as to what goes on during an NCAA investigation.