Monday Longhorn Sports Page

Stay up to date on all things Burnt Orange with a daily stop at IT's Longhorn Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.

Football:

Oklahoma State Game Report Cards
InsideTexas.com
IT's Coaches Corner Moderator Mike Venable grades the Longhorn performances in the 36-10 win over Oklahoma State.

Game Observations
InsideTexas.com
Record setting performances, Melton gets another shot at running back and more. Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his observations from the Longhorns' blowout win over Oklahoma State.

Texas trying to be the top-rated one-loss team
Austin American-Statesman
Texas is making its case as the best one-loss team in the country. On Sunday, the Longhorns moved up two spots to fifth in the Bowl Championship Series rankings, just .0019 behind one-loss Florida.

McCoy heads Big 12 revival
Dallas Morning News
Flouting recent tradition, Texas proved Saturday that it's possible to win without making an epic out of it. Colt McCoy didn't have to lead any record comebacks. Mack Brown made no guarantees at halftime. Texas beat Oklahoma State, 36-10. Ho-hum. You want drama? Sorry. Texas is fresh out.

Big 12 has been wild, unpredictable
Dallas Morning News
Who could have predicted the Big 12 this season? Anyone see Texas quarterback Colt McCoy becoming the nation's second-rated passer or part of the Heisman Trophy debate because his TD-to-INT ratio of 27-4 is on par with Ohio State's Troy Smith (22-3) and Notre Dame's Brady Quinn (25-4)?

Horns climbing, but unlikely to reach summit
San Antonio Express-News
A few dominoes keep falling Texas' way each week in its bid to defend its national championship on the field. The Longhorns jumped into the fifth spot in the Bowl Championship Series' weekly poll. It was UT's highest BCS ranking of the year, moving it past Auburn and West Virginia. Even with that bit of good news for Orangebloods, BCS analyst Jerry Palm still termed the Longhorns' hopes of returning to the national championship game a long shot.

Longhorns take pride in McCoy's TD mark
San Antonio Express-News
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy isn't the only one proud of his new school single-season touchdown record. The Longhorns receivers are, too.

In a secret ballot, 'Huskers want UT
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
With elections (thankfully) just three days away, Nebraska players are mindful of political correctness.

One for the record books
Daily Texan
In his first season, redshirt freshman quarterback Colt McCoy has surpassed Vince Young, Chris Simms and Major Applewhite. McCoy set the single-season record for touchdown passes during Texas' 36-10 stomping of Oklahoma State. His 27 touchdown passes this year break the record set by Simms in 2002 and tied by Young last year; Bobby Layne threw for two less scores in his entire career at Texas.

Secondary improves, defense holds for 36-10 win over Oklahoma St.
Daily Texan
It was on paper, the Internet and the bulletin boards inside Texas' locker room. Wherever you could find statistics comparing Texas' secondary against Oklahoma State's vaunted passing attack, the Pokes took the poll.

McCoy's success reflects good team
Daily Texan
Another game, another solid performance from Colt McCoy.

Colt kid filling Young shoes just fine at Texas
Associated Press
While they won't ever ask "Vince Who?" in Texas, there's already another Longhorns quarterback setting records and getting national attention. How about Colt McCoy, Heisman Trophy contender?

Longhorns hooked on McCoy
Kerrville Daily Times
Running off the field at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the ink on his latest entries in the Longhorns' football record book still wet, Colt McCoy looked up in the stands and saw a note from home.

Kansas State coverage
Purple Pride

Football recruiting:

Jeremy Gray Talks Recruiting
InsideTexas.com
Sherman Defensive end Jeremy Gray could develop into a highly recruited Division I prospect. He has been drawing a lot of interest from several schools in and around the state of Texas. Gray talked about the recruiting process and expressed interest in several Big 12 programs.

Hoops:

Leadership still uncertain for Texas basketball
Daily Texan
Every team has one. There's the guy who takes charge when the game is on the line. The player that gets on his teammates for not doing their job. But for the Texas men's basketball squad, that person remains to be announced.

Longhorns takes on NAIA school Xavier in exhibition
Austin American-Statesman

Other:

Inside Texas Blog Archive
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Inside Scoop
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Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

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