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Football:

Overreaction ...on Both Sides
InsideTexas.com
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger addresses the central debate that is swirling around the Longhorns' 24-7 loss to Ohio State: the role of offensive coordinator Greg Davis.

Hold Horns high, Brown says after loss to OSU
Austin American-Statesman
As a giddy 20,000 Ohio State fans left Austin on Sunday morning, the home folks are left to deal with the remnants of a devastating early season loss. One question that will soon be answered is: Was the 24-7 humbling a single bump in this 12-game chase of a title, or was it the start of a tailspin?

Longhorns vulnerable in many areas
Dallas Morning News
Couches and mattresses and a car or two still smolder around campus in Columbus, Ohio, where authorities reported up to 40 fires and 17 arrests after Ohio State's revenge upon Texas. Meanwhile, down in Austin, the town that actually hosted the party, the furniture appears secure. Only back-to-back national title hopes went up in smoke in the state capital.

UT stumbles without the run
Dallas Morning News
Without Vince Young, Texas' offense against top-ranked Ohio State had no rhythm and, at times, no clue.

Longhorns need to pick up sticks — and fast
San Antonio Express-News
On Oct. 7, the Longhorns will play an Oklahoma team that, although underwhelming so far this season in victories over Alabama-Birmingham and Washington, knows what to do when it smells blood. And Texas is bleeding.

In Ohio State, we saw the Longhorns of 2005
San Antonio Express-News
Jim Tressel was right. Even though the Ohio State coach might have lied when he said he voted for Texas in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll last week, his team lived up to his private opinion. And it wasn't even close.

UT green at QB, but so is Big 12
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
As Texas players trotted toward the dressing room Saturday night with their 21-game winning streak reduced to a fond memory, the public address announcer at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium made a plea to fans. Tickets for the Big 12 Championship Game, he intoned, were now on sale. And, by the way, don't forget the Big 12 has sent one of its title-game participants to the BCS national championship game for the past three seasons. Don't expect that streak to reach four when the nation's top two teams scrap for the coveted crystal football in January.

Early season brings plot twist
Houston Chronicle
It seems a bit premature, but two weeks into the college football season, the national championship picture already appears to be coming into focus.

Waking up from the dream
Daily Texan
Texas's secondary had Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith right where it wanted him: surrounded in the middle of the field with burnt-orange jerseys closing in on every side. There was only one problem. Smith and the Buckeyes were already celebrating their 24-7 victory at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

Ohio State stuns Texas at home
Daily Texan
Texas running backs Selvin Young and Jamaal Charles found themselves as the only threats in a one-dimensional offense Saturday night against Ohio State. Both ran with toughness and right up till the final play in a 24-7 loss at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

Longhorns flunk first exam
Daily Texan
For those of us who have bombed a test, Saturday's game likely held a similar feeling.

Longhorns lose game, not title hopes
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said last week he always assumes you need to go undefeated to play for the national title. That should be less of an assumption this season. Two days after losing to the Buckeyes, 24-7, Texas is far from out of the national championship picture.

Ohio State coverage
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