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Texas Leapfrogs TCU, Jumpstarts Season
Texas' 34-13 comeback Saturday against No. 19 TCU was one of those head-knocking, helmet-flying, throwback tilts reminiscent of the old Southwest Conference. And it was during one of the most physical bouts at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in recent memory that the Longhorns may have found their hearts and souls.

Stepping Up
Trailing 10-0 at halftime against TCU, things were looking bleak for the Longhorns. But then Texas was finally able to do what separates the good football teams from the great ones.

Photo Gallery - TCU
The Texas defense was swarming and intense out of the gate, and after a sluggish first half the offense joined the party as the Longhorns took it to TCU and improved to 2-0 on the season.

Texas identity is starting to emerge
Austin American-Statesman
Texas enjoyed its first decisive win in five games Saturday night, and in beating TCU 34-13, the Longhorns also offered fans a glimpse at the team's emerging identity.

Texas embraces chance to show it's best in state
Austin American-Statesman
So now it has been officially resolved that TCU is not the best college football program in the state after all.

UT's late run keeps Big 12 from being OU's show - for now
Dallas Morning News
Good news, Longhorns fans: Texas finally played a good half of football, just when the Big 12 looked like it might be a one-team race.

Replay helpful for Aggies, Horns
San Antonio Express-News
The anguished faces along the Texas and Texas A&M sidelines were understandable. While UT coach Mack Brown and A&M coach Dennis Franchione anxiously awaited replay results at their respective Saturday games, it could be argued that both team's seasons teetered precariously in the balance when pivotal decisions were being made in the replay booth.

In review, Texas' McCoy was a tough act to follow
San Antonio Express-News
Colt McCoy had it easier last year. Then, all he had to do was follow Vince Young.

Saturday's games were matter of survival for A&M, UT
Houston Chronicle
Call it Survival Saturday. Time came to a standstill at Kyle Field during a long and confusing replay with Texas A&M clinging to a three-point lead in the first overtime against Fresno State. A few hours later, the Texas Longhorns were out of timeouts, out of challenges and running out of chances against TCU. In the end, the No. 24 Aggies and No. 6 Longhorns remained unbeaten after replay evidence overturned two late-game calls and changed the outcome of both games, if not the complexion of each team's season.

McCoy leads Texas past TCU
Daily Texan
On the door of the wide receivers' film room in the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center hung a bit of motivation for No. 7 Texas. It listed, in chronological order, the previous five victories TCU had over Big 12 conference teams. At the end of the list read TCU vs. Texas - with question marks under the final score category. Against the No. 19 Horned Frogs (1-1, 0-0 Mountain West) in front of 84,621 fans at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium, the Longhorns answered.

Foster's first career TD shuts door on opposition in fourth quarter of win
Daily Texan
Brandon Foster saw the look in his teammates' eyes. With No. 7 Texas beating No. 19 Texas Christian 20-10 midway through the fourth quarter, the Longhorn senior felt something big was about to happen during the Horned Frogs' seventh punt attempt of the game. And as he crossed the goal line after scooping up a fumbled snap from TCU punter Derek Wash, Foster pointed to the home crowd in the new North end zone and celebrated the highlight of a career-building game.

Underestimating ASU could prove benefecial mistake
Daily Texan
here seemed only one possible explanation for the defense's dramatic improvement between their first game against Arkansas State and Saturday's win over Texas Christian University. It seemed Texas had made the mistake of looking past an opponent, despite sport's constant reminders of the consequences. Mack Brown admitted as much after the game.

Coaches happy with defense's start
Orlando Sentinel
In the days leading up to UCF's season opener at N.C. State, while the coaching staff was eager to see how its defense had improved, there was a bit of nervousness.

No detail is too minor as UCF preps for big game
Orlando Sentinel
When preparing to host 50,000 screaming fans, you have to think really big -- and really small.

Football recruiting

Randall Dent: Has Big 12 Offer
South Grand Prairie High School has gotten off to a shaky start in 2007, but Randall Dent hasn't disappointed. The '09 defensive lineman received his first scholarship offer on September 1st from a school that he is very familiar with. Who stepped up to the plate and offered the big guy?


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