The 2017 Texas Longhorns Football season is just around the corner, and with just 98 days to go until kickoff against Louisiana-Monroe, it’s time to start getting excited about the team. The Texas Longhorns are led by four-time Pro Bowler Brian Orakpo, a former Lombardi Trophy and Nagurski Trophy winner. Brian Orakpo played high school football in Houston, and is a four-time pro bowler. During his college career, Orakpo logged 132 tackles, including 38 tackles for loss, 62 pressures, and forced six fumbles. His career is now remembered for being one of the best defensive seasons in Texas history, earning him the Lombardi Trophy and Nagurski Trophy. He was named Big
Texas Longhorns dominated vs. OSU
The Texas Longhorns dominated Oklahoma State 41-14, and their winning streak to seven games is more than a coincidence. Texas was outscored by as many as 21 points in the first half last week when it surrendered the largest deficit in the rivalry’s history. Texas was outscored by just one yard in the fourth quarter today. Oklahoma State scored 17 points in four quarters and had a better passing game.
The Longhorns had numerous opportunities to secure the victory, and their offense was playing better than ever before. In the fourth quarter, the Longhorns went four-and-out from the Oklahoma State 35-yard line and turned the ball over at midfield. In the second half, Texas had another chance to tie the score, but Thompson threw a costly interception. It was a crucial opportunity that the Longhorns needed to seal the win.
Texas Longhorns dominated vs. LSU
The Texas Longhorns dominated the LSU Tigers on Saturday afternoon, but LSU will be in need of a huge turnaround in its schedule if they want to make the playoffs. While Texas’ offense has been shaky all season, the Tigers have dominated against better teams before. Here are the key takeaways from Saturday’s game. First, Texas’ defense is vulnerable. LSU has one of the worst pass defenses in the country, and the Texas Longhorns are not a good fit to play for them.
LSU is the defending national champion. Texas is struggling to put together its offense, and LSU has an incredible depth chart. Texas is the underdog, but LSU has an advantage at every offensive position. Texas has yet to establish Tom Herman’s offense, and LSU is a deep team. It’s worth watching the game to find out which team can make a big comeback.
Texas Longhorns dominated vs. OSU in 1998
Texas won the game in 1998 and preserved its National Championship hopes. The Longhorns dominated Ohio State and tied the series high with a 48-31 victory. Texas freshman Jamaal Charles set a school record for rushing yards in one game and scored the longest touchdown from scrimmage. Defensively, Texas’ DE Brian Robison blindsided Oklahoma quarterback Rhett Bomar and forced him to fumble. Rodrique Wright scored the ensuing touchdown.
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This game was UT’s first Big 12 matchup against OSU. Texas had a strong early season, and OSU struggled to find its footing. In their first 14 meetings in the conference, Texas won 13 of 14 games and won its only game in 1997. The Longhorns won the next year by one point. OSU had not faced Texas since. This was one of the most exciting college football games in the nation