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Dodging Another Bullet
No. 6 Texas escaped with a win on Saturday, 35-32, nearly running headlong into a sword held by the Knights of UCF.

Horns Avoid Another Knight-mare
For the second time in three weeks, a too-close-for-comfort Texas win came down to its good-hands recovering a late onside kick. The Horns' 35-32 comeback was a snapshot of all that is good, and all the remains deficient, about this year's team.

Fumbles in fourth quarter could hurt UT in long run
Austin American-Statesman
The first one popped out, and you shrugged your shoulders. Everybody fumbles once in a while. Then the second one came out.

Dreary performance for the Horns
Austin American-Statesman
As a word of caution for all those edgy Longhorn fans, look on the bright side. There's not a more prepared college football team in the country at recovering onside kicks than Texas. OK, enough of the good news.

UT's Sweed should play against Rice
Houston Chronicle
Texas receiver Limas Sweed (left ankle) is expected to be available for Saturday's game against Rice.

Texas must solve enigma of scoring TDs in the redzone
Daily Texan
Saturday I missed my first Texas football game in more than a year. I was stuck watching it on TV, so this will be something of a Simmons-esque column, without the humor. Because, really, there was nothing funny about the Longhorns' three-point win over UCF. To be fair, I never had the feeling that Texas was in trouble. Even when they fell behind momentarily in the fourth quarter everything seemed under control. But what's the deal with this football team?

Preparation pays off big for onside kick team
Daily Texan
Texas cornerback Brandon Foster and the rest of Texas' onside recovery unit were a little more prepared for Central Florida.

Football recruiting

Alex Okafor: Visits the Forty Acres
Alex Okafor and his Pflugerville teammates have jumped out to a great start this season. With a 3-0 record, Okafor is feeling comfortable with the direction his team is going and has shifted some of his attention to recruiting. He has taken one unofficial visit thus far and has actually picked up a Big 12 offer. Where do the Longhorns fit in?


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